JS Bach’s St Matthew Passion – 2nd Soprano Chorus Rehearsal Aid

1685 – 1750

JS Bach’s St Matthew Passion – 2nd Soprano Chorus Rehearsal Aid


Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 1 - Kommt, ihr Töchter, helft mir klagen
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 3 - Herzliebster Jesu
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 5 - Ja nicht auf das Fest
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 7 - Wozu dienet dieser Unrat
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 14 - Wo willst du, daß wir dir bereiten
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 15 - Er sprach: Herr, bin ich’s?
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 16 - Ich bin’s, ich sollte büßen
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 21 - Erkenne mich, mein Hüter
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 23 - Ich will hier bei dir stehen
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 25 - O Schmerz! Hier zittert das gequälte Herz
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 26 - Ich will bei meinem Jesu wachen
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 31 - Was mein Gott will, das g’scheh allzeit
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 33 - So ist mein Jesus nun gefangen
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 35 - O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 36 - Ach! nun ist mein Jesus hin!
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 38 - Mir hat die Welt trüglich gericht
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 42 - Er ist des Todes schuldig!
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 42b - Weissage
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 44 - Wer hat dich so geschlagen
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 45 - Wahrlich, du bist auch einer
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 48 - Bin ich gleich von dir gewichen
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 49 - Was gehet uns das an?
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 53 - Befiehl du deine Wege
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 54 - Laß ihn kreuzigen!
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 55 - Wie wunderbarlich ist doch diese Strafe!
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 59 - Laß ihn kreuzigen!
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 59b - Sein Blut komme über uns
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 62 - Gegrüßet seist du, Jüdenkönig!
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 63 - O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 67 - Der du den Tempel Gottes zerbrichst
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 67b - Andern hat er geholfen
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 70 - Sehet, Jesus hat die Hand
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 71 - Halt! laß sehen
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 72 - Wenn ich einmal soll scheiden
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 73 - Wahrlich, dieser ist Gottes Sohn gewesen
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 76 - Herr, wir haben gedacht
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 77 - Nun ist der Herr zur Ruh gebracht
Johann Sebastian Bach  Part 78 - Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder

Running time: 1:50:00

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Felicity Davies

Felicity graduated from Trinity College of Music in 2010, where she won the TCM Vocal Contemporary Prize. She currently sings with various professional ensembles including: The BBC Singers, Ex Cathedra and The Armonico Consort yet she also enjoys having an active solo career. Oratorio includes: The Creation, Elijah, Mozart’s Requiem, The Messiah, Samson and Nelson Mass, All the Ends of the Earth (Judith Weir), Missa Angelorum (Carl Rütti) and Daniel Lésur’s Le Cantique des Cantiques at the BBC Proms in 2010. Former operatic roles have included: Olympia (The Tales of Hoffman), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), 1st Spirit (The Magic Flute), Mabel (Pirates of Penzance), Angelina (Trial by Jury), Rose Maybud (Ruddigore), La Fortuna (Giustino), Countess Almavira (Marriage of Figaro), Madame Herz (The Impressario), Lady Harriet (Martha), Susan (A Dinner Engagement) and Vagaus (Juditha Triumphans.)

Gareth Treseder

After graduating from both the University of Bristol and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Welsh tenor Gareth Treseder became an Apprentice for Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Monteverdi Choir. He has since performed the role of The Shepherd in Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex alongside the London Symphony Orchestra at The Barbican and for the LSO’s CD release. He subsequently sang the role with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Recent solo performances include Handel’s Dixit Dominus for HRH The Prince of Wales in Buckingham Palace; Monteverdi’s Vespers in New York’s Carnegie Hall, King’s College Cambridge, and Château de Versailles; Mozart’s Requiem in the Royal Albert Hall; Handel’s Messiah from memory in the Colston Hall. Gareth is also a published composer of sacred choral works, many of which have been performed and recorded across the world.

Chris Webb

Chris was a choral scholar at the University of Cambridge, where he sang with the choir of Clare College and the University Chamber Choir. He is now a lay clerk at Southwark Cathedral and sings with renowned choirs including the Monteverdi Choir, London Voices, Farm Street Singers, and Blossom Street. He has also worked extensively with the Zürcher Sing-Akademie in Zurich, Switzerland. His recent operatic roles have included Colline (Puccini La boheme – Merry Opera Company) and Sarastro (Mozart Magic Flute – Opera Anywhere), and he is a member of the English National Opera’s ‘Opera Works’ young artists’ programme 2016-17. He learns singing with Alex Ashworth.

Emily Wenman

Emily completed her MA in Vocal Performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where she studied under Leah Marian Jones. She now trains with acclaimed soprano Gail Pearson. Emily is a principle soprano for professional ensembles including Blossom Street, The St Martin’s Voices Fellowship at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, The Gesualdo Consort, Seren Singers, and Newman Hall Choir, and is an ex-choral scholar of The Chapel Choir of King’s College London and The BBC National Chorus of Wales. Emily is an experienced singing teacher and vocal animateur, and has worked on projects for The BBC National Chorus of Wales, The Arts Active Trust and WNO Max.

Phillipa Thomas

Phillipa began her choral training in Cantamus Girls’ Choir, with whom she toured extensively and competed successfully. She studied music at the University of York, winning the York University Concerto Prize and, following her MA, she continued her vocal training at Birmingham Conservatoire where she was a finalist in various competitions and winner of the Birmingham Conservatoire Singing Prize. Whilst at York, she was a member of the University Chamber Choir and a founder member of Blossom Street. Before concentrating on operatic projects she was a regular on the choral circuit in London and continues to perform as a member of Blossom Street.

Graham Neal

Graham read music at the University of Surrey, winning the Robert Naylor prize. He continued his studies on the Knack opera course at the ENO and as a postgraduate at Trinity College of Music. On the operatic stage, he has performed at The Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, l’Opera Comique and Grange Park Opera. Adept at choral singing, he has appeared frequently in concert, on television, and on recordings. He sings with the Monteverdi Choir, The King’s Consort, Philharmonia Voices, English Voices, Sonoro, Orpheus Britannicus, the Hanover Band and Cappella Nova as well as being a member of the choir of the London Oratory Church.

René Bloice-Sanders

René began his vocal training as a treble in Canterbury Cathedral Choir, becoming a member of the National Youth Choir in 2004. Since graduating from The University of Nottingham in 2010 with a BA (Hons), he received a Distinction for his Masters in Vocal Studies at the Royal Academy of Music in 2013, where he was also awarded the Nora Carstairs Bland Award. He performs both in the UK and abroad where his operatic roles include Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Marcello (La boheme) Marco (Gianni Schicchi), Belcore (L’elisir d’amore), Orfeo (L’Orfeo) and Morales/Dancairo (Carmen) and his concert work has included Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Johannes and Matthaus Passion, Brahms’ Requiem and Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony.

Musical Director: Hilary Campbell

Hilary Campbell is a freelance choral specialist, and is founder and Musical Director of professional chamber choir Blossom Street, and Musical Director of Bristol Choral Society, Chiswick Choir and the Music Makers of London. Her guest work includes ensembles such as the BBC Symphony Chorus, Trinity Laban Chamber Choir, BBC Radio 4’s Daily Service Singers, the University of Greenwich Choir and the Royal Academy of Music Symphony Chorus, whom she recently prepared for a performance of Mahler Symphony No. 2 at Royal Festival Hall conducted by Semyon Bychkov. She also runs an annual project with Master of the Queen’s Music, Judith Weir, at the Royal Academy of Music, in conjunction with Blossom Street and the RAM composition department, and is conductor of P&O Ferries Choir, the group which won the BBC2 series The Choir, and whom she met whilst filming for the series.
In addition to her regular conducting work, Hilary also acts as an adjudicator, choral workshop leader and guest conductor. She is a founder member of the Voices of London Festival, and is also a published and prize-winning composer.