Bach: St. John Passion

Tuesday 8 March 2022, 7.30pm at Cadogan Hall

Conductor: Mark Forkgen

Soloists: Nicholas Mulroy, Giles Underwood, Jessica Cale, Mark Chambers, Timothy Nelson

with: Counterpoint

In this moving and highly dramatic setting of the Passion story, composed for Good Friday 1724, the tenor narrates the words of St John’s Gospel while the other soloists and the choir take on the roles of Jesus and the wide variety of characters whose actions led inexorably to his death. Intense crowd scenes are interspersed with deeply felt devotional arias and chorales and the work begins and ends with choruses in praise of Christ as Lord and Saviour. It will be sung in German.

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