Royal Choral Society – Bach: St John Passion – 6pm
Bach’s first great sacred masterpiece, the St John Passion, recounts Christ’s final days from the betrayal of Judas to the preparation for laying the body in the tomb.
The Royal Choral Society will perform this outstanding work in the original German, together with The Hanover Band – one of Britain’s finest period instrument orchestras, and an exceptional line up of soloists, all conducted by Richard Cooke.
Bach: St John Passion
Royal Choral Society
The Hanover Band
Conductor: Richard Cooke
NICHOLAS MULROY, tenor (Evangelist)
JIMMY HOLLIDAY, bass (Christus)
REBECCA LEA, soprano
ALEXANDER CHANCE, countertenor
JOSEPH DOODY, tenor
TRISTAN HAMBLETON, bass
The Royal Choral Society has been performing the choral masterpieces ever since its formation for the opening of the Royal Albert Hall in 1871, including the UK premières of Verdi’s Requiem in 1875, and Dvorak’s Stabat Mater in 1884, both concerts conducted by their composers. The St John Passion was first performed in the UK 150 years ago in 1872 under the baton of Royal Choral Society conductor Sir Joseph Barnby.
NB: please note 6.00pm start time
PREMIUM: £38 (reserved seat, interval drink, programme)
STANDARD: £25 (unreserved seating)
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