19th April

Concert will begin at 19:00 hours GMT

Bach's 'St John Passion' with Pollack, Gra, de la Paz, Peterson et al from Berlin

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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: Marie-Sophie Pollack, soprano, Anja Petersen, soprano, Benno Schachtner, altus, Werner Güra, tenor (Evangelist), Raphael Höhn, tenor (arias), Stefan Drexlmeier, bass (Peter), Jonathan de la Paz Zaens, bass (Christus), Johannes Schendel, bass, Matthias Lutze, bass, Andrew Redmond, bass.

RIAS Kammerchor. Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin. Conductor: Justin Doyle.

Recorded 25 March.

Mandatory field
Mandatory field
Mandatory field
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Konzerthaus Berlin