A Good Friday performance of Bach’s St John Passion, starring the sensational Mark Padmore as the Evangelist.
Mark Padmore has gained particular acclaim for his numerous appearances as Evangelist in Bach Passions. He describes Bach’s music as ‘an endless journey of discovery’, and he’ll certainly bring this love for the music and sense of dramatic intention to tonight's performance in which he sings with and directs Britten Sinfonia.
Bach’s masterpiece perfectly balances the theatrical and the devotional, and is interspersed here with a reading of TS Eliot’s contemplative poem Ash Wednesday.
Programme & Performers
JS BachSt John Passion
Britten Sinfonia Mark Padmore Evangelist/director Jacqueline Shave leader/director Simon Russell Beale speaker Britten Sinfonia Voices
Please note there will be no interval during this performance.