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St John Passion
Friday 7 April, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
One of Bach’s best-loved works, the St John Passion was first performed on Good Friday of 1724 in St. Nicholas Church, Leipzig. ‘More daring, forceful and poetic’ than the St Matthew Passion, according to Robert Schumann, this operatic work is presented by an Evangelist, ensemble of soloists, four-part choir, strings and basso continuo together with pairs of flauti traversi and oboes doubling on oboe da caccia.
BWV 245 Johannes-Passion (St John Passion)
Sebastian Hill, Evangelist
Florian Störtz, Christus
Ben Watkins, Pilatus
Lucy Cronin & Daisy Livesey, soprano
Rebecca Leggett, alto
Samuel Jenkins, tenor
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