J.S.Bach St John Passion (1739 version)
Soprano Robin Johannsen
Alto Katie Bray
Tenor/Evangelist Gwilym Bowen
Bass/Jesus Stefan Loges
Director/Organ Harry Bicket
With its compelling recitatives, electrifying choruses and heart-wrenching arias, Bach’s John Passion is almost operatic in its drama and impact. Featuring a stellar cast of soloists, including Audience Prizewinner of Cardiff Singer of the World 2019, Katie Bray, The English Concert brings one of the greatest works of all time to St George’s at the start of Holy Week – a source of significant artistic inspiration.
In the trial scene at the centre of the John Passion, Pilate asks Jesus, ‘What is truth?’ Left unanswered, this question lingers for the remainder of the pieces throughout Christ’s suffering and crucifixion. Its themes, and the questions it asks, resonate acutely with the twenty-first century, whether you are a believer or not.
“Under Harry Bicket’s lively direction, each instrumentalist played as though personally responsible for the entire show, wringing out every ounce of drama”. Financial Times
Why not pre-order a sharing platter or soup to enjoy ahead of the concert?
Bookable here or via the link above with your tickets, up to 48 hours ahead of the event.
With soup, bar snacks and ice cream available to order on the night.