St Mary's Singers: St John Passion

Join St Mary’s Singers and Orchestra for this liturgical performance of St John Passion by J.S.Bach - one of the greatest choral works ever written, conducted by Joseph Wicks.  Chapters 18 and 19 of St John's Gospel recount the events surrounding Jesus' arrest, trial, crucifixion and burial. This short period of Jesus' life is known as his Passion and is the focus of Christian thought during the penitential season of Lent. In his setting of the St John Passion, Bach gives St John's words to the Evangelist, a tenor, with the words of Jesus and Pilate sung by bass soloists. Throughout the story, the choir plays the part of an angry crowd who are guilty of putting an innocent man to death. The story is supplemented by arias and chorales.  Free with a collection.

Soloists

Evangelist: David Webb
Christ: Jacob Dennison
Pilate: Sam Mitchell
Soprano: Helena Moore
Alto: Hugh Cutting
Tenor: Joseph Wicks