Madeleine Shaw to replace Rachel Kelly in St. Matthew Passion

Good Friday at the National Concert Hall

Madeleine Shaw, mezzo-soprano, will replace Rachel Kelly in St. Matthew Passion with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra on Good Friday, 14 April 2017 at the National Concert Hall. Rachel has had to withdraw due to unforeseen circumstances.

The 3.30pm performance of St Matthew Passion will be preceded at 1.30pm by Haydn’s The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross with the RTÉ Contempo Quartet, interspersed with a reading of Mark Strand’s Poem after the Seven Last Words, with Cathy Belton.

Madeleine Shaw biography

Samling Artist Madeleine Shaw studied at the RSAMD and the National Opera Studio supported by English National Opera. Madeleine was subsequently part of the Young Singers Programme at ENO.

Solo performances include Tippett A Child of our Time at The Sage (Zehetmair), Mozart Requiem in Spain (John Eliot Gardiner), Debussy La Demoiselle Élue with BBC National Orchestra of Wales (Thierry Fisher) and Glagolitic Mass with the Hallé Orchestra (Elder).  Further concert engagements include Elgar Sea Pictures, Copland In the Beginning, Bach B Minor Mass, Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music at the Edinburgh International Festival, Bach Christmas Oratorio, Tavener Lamentation for Jerusalem in Jerusalem and Bethlehem, and St Matthew Passion in Cambridge, Duruflé Requiem and Haydn Nelson Mass with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Duruflé Requiem at the Sage, Gateshead, Verdi Requiem in Ely and Gloucester Cathedral, Messiah with the Hallé Orchestra and in Norway (Sandefjord Kammerchor), Spain (Oviedo Cathedral), and at the Royal Festival Hall and Royal Albert Hall and The Three Cornered Hat with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Engagements in 2017 include Maddalena Rigoletto for ENO, Annina Der Rosenkavalier for WNO and Tippett A Child of Our Time with the Hallé Orchestra. Subsequent engagements include Wesendonck Lieder at Cadogan Hall.