Concert will begin at 11:00 hours GMT
Bach's 'St John Passion' with Bowen, Williams, Craddock, Macliver and Dandy from Adelaide
Bach's 'St John Passion' is a sacred oratorio. The original Latin title 'Passio secundum Johannem' translates to 'The Suffering According to John' and is rendered in English also as St. John Passion and in German as Johannespassion. During the first winter that Bach was responsible for church music at the St. Thomas Church and the St. Nicholas Church in Leipzig, he composed the St John Passion for the Good Friday Vespers service of 1724.
Performers: Gwilym Bowen, tenor (Evangelist), Laurence Williams, bass baritone (Jesus), Michael Craddock, bass (Pilate), Ruairi Bowen, tenor, Sara Macliver, soprano, Jessica Dandy, contralto.
Adelaide Chamber Singers. Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
Recorded 13 April.