Bach - St John Passion

30 March 2018 / 15:00

A musical masterwork, Bach’s St John Passion is a cornerstone of Western musical art. Bernard Labadie conducts the orchestra and choir of AAM and a celebrated cast of soloists including James Gilchrist as the Evangelist.

The music is full of excitement, yet carefully paced, driven forward by the ‘turba’ (crowd) choruses. Bach shows his mastery matching instrumental colour to individual voices, notably the mournful viola da gamba accompaniment to the aria Es ist vollbracht, here sung by Iestyn Davies, one of the finest countertenors of his generation.

"...the unassuming and unforced Evangelist of James Gilchrist; his is a supremely courageous and intelligent reading" Gramaphone on AAM's St John Passion

Programme & Performers

JS Bach St John Passion BWV245

Academy of Ancient Music
Choir of the AAM 
Bernard Labadie director
James Gilchrist Evangelist
Philippe Sly Christus
Lydia Teuscher soprano
Iestyn Davies countertenor

2pm Pre-concert talk
Free to ticket-holders

Promoted by the Academy of Ancient Music


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