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Symphony Hall
Broad Street
B1 2EA


Johann Sebastian BachSt John Passion, BWV 245


Jeffrey Skidmore – Conductor
Bradley Smith – Evangelist
Lawrence White – Jesus
Marcus Farnsworth – Pilate
Elizabeth Adams – Soprano
Angela Hicks – Soprano
Martha McLorinan – Alto
Paul Bentley-Angell – Tenor
James Robinson – Tenor

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Programme Note

Bach’s St John Passion tells the profound human drama of Christ’s last days with utterly transfixing music. The pulsating opening chorus sets the mood, and we are drawn to share the anger of the mob, to empathize with Pilate’s predicament, and to feel the anguish of the solo arias, heightened by the melancholic sounds of the period instruments – not least the tender agony of ‘Es ist vollbracht’ (It is finished).

Ex Cathedra are delighted to give the traditional Good Friday performance as part of THSH’s Birmingham Classical season.

This concert will end at approximately 4.15pm.


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