The Australian Art Orchestra with Archie Roach

This clip is from a performance of Passion, by the Australian Art Orchestra at the Elizabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, in March 2009 and features the haunting vocals of Archie Roach.

First performed in 1997, the Passion remains a cornerstone of the Orchestra’s repertoire. Paul GrabowskyDoug de VriesJohn RodgersNiko Schauble and Alister Spence composed original pieces inspired by five movements from JS Bach’s masterpiece Passion According to St Matthew addressing the same themes in a contemporary musical language.

See more information on the PASSION project.