St. Matthew Passion chorales

As was the case in Bach’s day, the audience for our performance of the St. Matthew Passion on Feb 26th 2023 in the church of St. Thérèse, Mount Merrion, Co. Dublin will be invited to join in the singing of some of the chorales, which are just Lutheran hymns harmonised wonderfully by Bach.   The choir will lead the singing in unison and audience members may join in by singing the melody (the top line in each of the videos below).

If you’d like to do some practice beforehand, just play each of the videos below and sing along with the hymn tunes – the words are displayed (in German) below the notes.  The following chorales will be sung by choir and audience (the numbers give the position of the chorale within the movements of the passion):