J S Bach - St John Passion
Saturday 9th March 2013, 7.30pm
Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge
Illuminare choir (under the name Opus Chorale) continues its series of concerts in Trinity College Chapel with a performance of J S Bach's monumental take on the Passion story according to St John. They are joined by a professional orchestra of period instruments, led by exciting young violinist Rachel Stroud. The part of the Evangelist will by sung by Gwilym Bowen, a superb tenor currently studying on the opera course at the Royal Academy of Music.
Bach’s St John Passion is for many the most powerful and direct setting of any music for Passiontide. Bach’s concise use of the text in this work deepens the effect of both the dramatic and reflective, creating a journey through John’s Passion story of unparalleled intensity. llluminare will give an authentic performance of Bach’s celebrated work, with a choir and orchestra of a similar size to that which the composer envisaged.
J S Bach St John Passion