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St John Passion

Posted on March 29th, 2014

In recent years, an oratorio performance by the cathedral choir has formed part of Lincoln’s Lenten pilgrimage.

Bach’s ‘St John Passion’ is among the composer’s greatest achievements, and is widely held to be a cornerstone of Western music. Bach sets the gospel narrative from the arrest of Jesus through to the crucifixion. Soloists take the parts of Christ and the Evangelist, having some of the most expressive and dramatic recitative ever composed. The choir takes the part of the crowd, and sings the two magisterial choruses that frame the oratorio. Solo arias provide for moments of reflection on the narrative, and chorales (hymns of the Lutheran tradition, many of which have found their way into English hymn books) serve to step back from the action of the story, forming a detached ‘commentary’.

As in previous years, the choir will be supported by a professional orchestra of period-instrument players, which will conjure the sound world familiar to Bach in 18th-centry Leipzig. The line-up of professional singers includes former choral scholar Božidar SMILJANIĆ, international performer and Lincoln resident Mark Wilde, and Director of Music Aric Prentice.

Date & Time

Saturday 29th, March 2014
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Minster Yard
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN2 1PX

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