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bury                                 singing bach                                 since  choir                                 1932

St John Passion

Johann Sebastian Bach

Saturday 29 March 2014

7.30 pm

 

The Apex, Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds

 

J S Bach:    St John Passion

 

Nicholas Mulroy Evangelist

Graeme Danby Jesus

Rachel Dyson soprano

Valerie Reid mezzo-soprano

Austin Gunn tenor

Tom Asher bass

 

Bury Bach Choir

Suffolk Baroque Players

Philip Reed conductor

 

This performance of Bach’s St John Passion comes during Lent, the period leading up to Easter.

 

It tells the story of an extraordinary week in Palestine – the Last Supper, Jesus’ trial before Pilate, and finally his crucifixion.  Six vocal soloists, together with the choir and orchestra, dramatize these world-changing events with sensitivity, integrity and often, raw emotion.  As the drama unfolds, prepare for rapid contrasts, for a verbal, spiritual, musical and indeed psychological roller coaster as we are dragged step by step towards the ultimate conclusion.

 

The soloists tonight are second to none, the orchestra pure baroque, and the choir will be at their best.  This will be a performance to remember.  Don’t miss it!

 

 

Ticket prices £21, £18.50 and £12 (all reserved)

 


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