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Friday 14 April 2017, 1:30 pmFree – $25
One of Bach’s best loved works, the St John Passion was first performed on Good Friday of 1724 in the St Nicholas Church, Leipzig. This extravagant work is presented by an ensemble of soloists, four-part choir, strings and basso continuo together with pairs of flauti traversi and oboes doubling on oboe da caccia. Bach also uses viola d’amore and viola da gamba to create special colours within the instrumental mix.
The narrative is led by the Evangelist with an impressive line-up including Jesus, Pilate, Peter, a maid and two servants.
Joint tickets available with Easter Oratorio on 15 April. Add full price tickets to both events to your basket and use the coupon code “EASTER” to get them for £40 (save £10).
Johannes-Passion BWV 245
(St John Passion)
Tenor/Evangelist: Stefan Kennedy
Christ: Humphrey Thompson
Pilate: Brian McAlea
Sopranos: Betty Makharinsky and Aileen Thomson
Alto: Alex Chance