The word passion comes from the Latin word for suffering.” David Lang

Explore the emotion of texts surrounding the suffering of Christ set to choral music by composers spanning over 400 years. From Allegri’s haunting and mysterious Miserere, written for service at the Sistine Chapel, to David Lang’s Pulitzer-Prize winning The Little Match Girl Passion, based on J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion interspersed with the narrative from Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Match Girl, to Sven-David Sandström’s Hear My Prayer, a modern reinterpretation of the music of Henry Purcell.

Miserere by Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652)
Hear My Prayer by Sven-David Sandström (1942-2019)
The Little Match Girl Passion by David Lang (b. 1957)

Soloists (for The LIttle Match Girl Passion):
Kristen Birley, Soprano
Yuliya Myers, Mezzo
Steven Bélanger, Tenor
Nathan McDonald, Bass

Performance: October 25th, 2019 – 7:30 PM (doors open at 7 PM)
Location: Christ Church Cathedral (930 Burdett Avenue, Victoria)
Tickets: $25, Free (25 years old and under)
Available online and at Christ Church Cathedral office