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Somerset Chamber Choir - JS Bach's St John Passion

When
Saturday July 27, 2019 at 19:00
Where
Wells Cathedral, Wells
Tickets
reserved seats £25 and £22, unreserved £16 and £10; half price students and children
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  1. St John Passion BWV 245 - Johann Sebastian Bach

A not-to-be missed event, featuring one of the world’s foremost evangelists and one of the UK’s finest baroque orchestras.

“ The aim and final reason of all music should be nothing else but the Glory of God and the refreshment of the spirit” JS Bach

There can be few more powerfully expressive works than Bach’s Passion according to St John. Here is the story of Christ’s last days, told with more drama and musical ingenuity than any swords-and-sandals Hollywood epic.

The baying mob portrayed by the chorus contrasts with the intimate and intensely moving arias of the soloists, and the whole is bound together by the poignant narration of the Evangelist, her sung by one of the world’s greatest interpreters of the role, James Gilchrist.

This is a work offering inspiration and solace in a troubled world; even those who struggle with the idea of organised religion find some spiritual comfort in the story and the music and the music of the great Passions. As the English painter and critic Roger fry commented, “Bach almost persuades me to be a Christian!”

This performance will be accompanied by the specialist baroque ensemble, the Musical and Amicable Society, playing authentic instruments that Bach would recognise. Somerset Chamber Choir and James Gilchrist are joined by five rising stars from the UK’s foremost conservatoires. In the uplifting setting of Wells Cathedral this promises to be a very special occasion.


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