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Chester Cathedral
Saint Werburgh Street


John StainerThe Crucifixion


Philip Rushforth – Director
Andrew Wyatt – organ
Richard Dowling – Tenor
Tristan Hambleton – Bass

Chester Cathedral Choir

Programme Note

The Crucifixion was first performed by the choir of Marylebone Parish Church, London, in 1887. Though much more modest, The Crucifixion is modelled on Bach’s Passion music and, while some of the writing is typically sentimental ‘Victoriana’, there are moments of true beauty and significant choral writing skill. The five hymns are samples of some 170 hymns written by Stainer, Cross of Jesus being one of his most beautiful. These are a direct parallel with Bach’s chorale movements in his Passions, and are meant for congregational participation.

The Crucifxion will be a powerful and moving part of Holy Week worship at Chester Cathedral.

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