Bach
St John Passion (Sung in English)
Saturday 23 March 2024 at 7:30pm
 
 
  Date:  Saturday 23 March 2024
  Time: 7:30pm
  Venue:  St Matthew's Church, Kettering Road, Northampton, NN1 4RY
 
Tickets:  £17.00   General Admission
  £15.00   Concessions
  £10.00   Under 16
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On the night before the start of Holy Week, the Northampton Bach Choir performs Bach’s dramatic setting of the story of Christ’s Passion from St John’s Gospel in the atmospheric setting of St Matthew’s Church. Joined by period instrument ensemble Charivari Agréable and a cast of soloists from the Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir, this promises to be a very special occasion.

Bach composed his setting of the St John Passion in 1724 for the Nikolaikirche in Leipzig, setting it in German (rather than Latin) so that the narrative would have immediate impact for those listening. This performance will be sung in English, using the new translation by Neil Jenkins, for the same reason, ensuring that there are no barriers between performers and audience to experiencing the profound drama of one of the greatest musical works ever composed.

Programme:

Northampton Bach Choir
Charivari Agréable
Soloists from Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir
(Ralph Allwood, director)

St John Passion - J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
(approx. 2 hours 15 minutes, including 20 minute interval)