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St Edmundsbury Cathedral
Angel Hill
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 1LS


Johann Sebastian BachSt John Passion, BWV 245


Robert Murray – Tenor
Graeme Danby – Bass
Camilla Jeppeson – Soprano
Valerie Reid – mezzo-soprano
Ben Noble – Bass
Philip Reed – Conductor

Suffolk Baroque Players
Bury Bach Choir

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Programme Note

Bach’s St John Passion was composed in 1724 and first performed as part of the Good Friday liturgy in Leipzig’s Nikolaikirche. This performance is given in celebration of the Bury Bach Choir’s 90th anniversary.

In his St John Passion, Bach dramatises in music Jesus’s final hours on earth, tracing the story of his arrest, the disciple Peter’s denial, Christ’s trial before Pilate and, finally, his crucifixion and burial. While the narrative is conveyed in music of direct emotional power, this is offset by a sequence of arias and chorales in which we are invited to contemplate our own response to this timeless story. 

The soloists are led by Robert Murray as the Evangelist; the orchestra is pure Baroque, and the choir will be at their best. This anniversary concert will be a performance to remember. Don’t miss it!

JS Bach

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