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|Alex Stobbs to Perform The Matthew Passion|
|Written by Ralph Allwood|
|Sunday, 13 July 2008 15:23|
Those who saw the Alex Stobbs documentary - A Boy Called Alex - may remember the question posed to Alex by the director, Stephen Walker from behind the camera after the performance, "So, what's next, Alex?" And his determined reply, "The Matthew Passion. All three hours of it".
5th April 2009, Cadogan Hall: Rodolfus Choir, the trebles of Eton College Chapel Choir, Michael Chance, Counter Tenor (other soloists not yet confirmed) South Bank Sinfonia and Ralph Allwood, (Assistant Conductor).
Channel Four have asked Stephen Walker for another documentary, and no doubt that performance will feature. I had said to him, "the St John Passion (2 hours) is a great piece, Alex". He looked at me, perplexed and aghast. So it's the Matthew. "Most people cut the Matthew down a bit, Alex". . . . Alex has asked for it to be in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Research, but before CF get a penny we need to raise £25,000 to put the concert on.
Martin Denny, who runs the Windsor Festival, is Event Manager. Backing him up by spearheading the fundraising is the tireless Heather Davies. Please visit the fundraising website if you would like to contribute.