Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Dorchester Abbey
High Street
OX10 7HH


Johann Sebastian BachSt John Passion, BWV 245


John Lubbock – Conductor
Francesca Saracino – alto
Louise Wayman – soprano
Christopher Turner – tenor
Morgan Pearse – bass
Peter Kirk – Evangelist
Henry Neill – Pilate
Andrew Mahon – Christus

OSJ Ashmolean Voices
Orchestra of St John's

Programme Note

Written for Good Friday in 1724, the passion was the centrepiece of Bach's year-long cycle of liturgical cantatas. Perhaps the biggest joy of the St John Passion is that, for all the ferocity and sorrow of the Good Friday story, it's a truly optimistic work, anticipating the resurrection with music suffused with light and hope.

The Orchestra of St John's, OSJ Ashmolean Voices and soloist are conducted by John Lubbock

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