BBC Philharmonic | Friday 29 March 2024

BBC Philharmonic - St John Passion

Friday 29 March 2024 2.00pm

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Event Timings
Auditorium Doors: 1.30pm
Concert Start: 2.00pm
Interval: 2.35pm (25 mins)
Concert Finish: 5.00pm

Timings will be updated closer to the concert date. Please check the website on the afternoon of the performance for up-to-date information. All timings are approximate and are subject to change.​

BBC Philharmonic - St John Passion

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Nicholas Kraemer conductor
Manchester Chamber Choir

Benjamin Hulett (Evangelist)
Roderick Williams (Christus)
Hilary Cronin (soprano)
Jess Dandy (contralto)
Laurence Kilsby (tenor)
Benjamin Bevan (bass)

Bach St John Passion

Passion – from the Latin verb ‘patior’ meaning ‘to suffer, bear, endure’. Through the eyes of St. John the Apostle, we relive the story of the arrest, trial, and crucifixion of Christ. We hear the witness accounts of Jesus, Peter, and Pontius Pilate, as well as the judgement of the baying crowd, all within an intensely dramatic orchestral setting. Johann Sebastian Bach’s St John Passion is an extraordinary act of worship, the first of five passion settings which he wrote and one of only two which remain. His musical storytelling is breath-taking in its invention and unusually bold. Written for the Good Friday Vespers service of 1724 and 300 years later, almost to the day, Nicholas Kraemer recreates this drama at The Bridgewater Hall. A story that is radiant and sublime.

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