28th May

Concert will begin at 18:00 hours GMT

Bach's 'St. John Passion' with Redmond, Richardot, Van Mechelen, Gregory, Dolcini and Rosen from Paris

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Bach's 'St. John Passion' BWV 245 is a sacred oratorio from the Passions. 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, Leipzig and the St. Nicholas Church, he composed the St John Passion for the Good Friday Vespers service of 1724.

Performers: Rachel Redmond, soprano, Lucile Richardot, contralto, Reinoud Van Mechelen, tenor (Evangelist), Anthony Gregory, tenor, Renato Dolcini, bass (Pilate),
Alex Rosen, bass (Christ).

Les Arts Florissants. Conductor: William Christie

Recorded 19 Apri.


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