Saturday 29 March 2014
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)
Possible concert dates and venues (if restrcitions are lifted)
Saturday 22 May 2021
St Edmundsbury Cathedral
Saturday 13 November 2021
The Apex, Charter Square
Saturday 18 December 2021
The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Lavenham
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The Choir’s purpose is “to prepare and give public performances primarily of the core choral repertoire, using professional soloists and instrumentalists, to the highest possible standard”.