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JS Bach's St John Passion | Stroud Choral Society

When
Saturday March 10, 2018 at 19:00
Where
Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Cirencester
Tickets
£15 with under 16s free
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  1. St John Passion - Johann Sebastian Bach

The St John Passion was written during Bach's first year as director of church music in Leipzig and was first performed on April 7, 1724. The structure of the work falls in two halves narrating the Passion of Christ as told in the Gospel of John. Ariosos and arias reflect on the action, and chorales use hymn tunes and texts that would have been familiar to a contemporary congregation. Compared with the St Matthew Passion, the St John Passion has been described as more extravagant, with an expressive immediacy, at times more unbridled and less "finished". Our performance falls just before Easter which of course is the perfect time for such an emotional and moving piece. The Society, along with the excellent Canzona Period Ensemble and four professional soloists, will be conducted by Huw Williams who is also Director of Music at Bath Abbey


Venue
Parish Church of St John the Baptist
Market Place
Cirencester
Gloucestershire
GL7 2NX
England
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