Danesborough Chorus Bach St John Passion


St Mary's Church, Park Street, Woburn, Bedfordshire, MK17 9PG

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Danesborough Chorus Bach St John Passion


First performed on Good Friday in 1724 in Leipzig, Johann Sebastian Bach's St John Passion is a powerful masterpiece of sacred music. Widely viewed as the more expressive of his two surviving Passion settings, the St John Passion shows Bach at his most operatic. The setting is an intensely human story – a drama of turmoil and betrayal, suffering and redemption, and profoundly moving.

Full of dramatic contrasts, the St John Passion perfectly balances the theatrical with the devotional, from the baying mob crying out for Jesus's blood to the hope of redemption in the final chorale. Perhaps the biggest surprise here is that, despite the deep sorrow of the Good Friday story, the work is at the end firmly optimistic in tone.

Danesborough Chorus with their conductor Ian Smith, is joined by Alina Orchestra and young soloists from the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music.

Tickets priced at £25, £20, £10, under 18's £5 can be purchased by phoning 01908 583460 or online at https://www.wegottickets.com/event/599539

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