Watch BFC rehearse the mighty St John PassionAs Easter beckons, Brighton Festival Chorus returns to Brighton Dome for a special ‘in the round’ performance of JS Bach’s glorious St John Passion.
First performed in Leipzig on Good Friday 1724, Bach’s powerfully meditative interpretation of the Gospel of St John is a work of startling immediacy yet subtle nuance, recreating the psychological and emotional conflict of Christ’s final days before His public trial and crucifixion.
Bach’s dramatic vision is brought vividly to life in this intimate Proms-style performance, which takes the singers in and amongst the audience.
Ticket holders will also be able to attend a workshop for free on Sat 21 Mar at St George’s, Kemptown to learn more about the St John Passion and the chorales that will be sung. More info and booking
James Morgan conductor
Chamber Domaine orchestra
Joseph Cullen organ
Claire Williams organ
Robert Murray Evangelist
Paul Reeves Christus
Andrew Rupp PilateKatherine Manley soprano
Juliette Pochin mezzo soprano
Mark Wilde tenor
Ashley Riches bass