Bury Bach Choir: Bach St John Passion

Bury Bach Choir: Bach St John Passion

Saturday 19 March 2022

Times: 7.30pm

Prices: £27, £22, £17

Venue: St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Booking information

Saturday 19 March 2022, 7.30pm

This event is promoted by Bury Bach Choir

Event details

Bach’s St John Passion was composed in 1724 and first performed as part of the Good Friday liturgy in Leipzig’s Nikolaikirche.

This evening’s performance is given in celebration of the Bury Bach Choir’s 90th anniversary.

In his St John Passion, Bach dramatises in music Jesus’s final hours on earth, tracing the story of his arrest, the disciple Peter’s denial, Christ’s trial before Pilate and, finally, his crucifixion and burial. While the narrative is conveyed in music of direct emotional power, this is offset by a sequence of arias and chorales in which we are invited to contemplate our own response to this timeless story.

Tonight’s soloists are second to none, led by Robert Murray as the Evangelist; the orchestra is pure baroque, and the choir will be at their best. This anniversary concert will be a performance to remember. Don’t miss it!

Robert Murray - Evangelist / tenor
Graeme Danby - Jesus
Fae Evelyn - soprano
Valerie Reid - mezzo-soprano
Tom Asher - Pilate / bass

Suffolk Baroque Players
Bury Bach Choir
Philip Reed - conductor

Times: 7.30pm-9.45pm
Tickets: £27, £22, £17, Under 21's go half price. Early booking discount: £1 off all adult tickets booked by Thursday 30 December 2021.
Booking opens 6th November: Use the 'Book now' button or call 01284 758000
Venue: St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds

This event is promoted by Bury Bach Choir.

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