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Kingston Orpheus Choir – St John Passion
19 March 2016@7:30 pm - 9:30 pm£7 – £16
Kingston Orpheus Choir and Kingston Orpheus Baroque Players perform St John Passion by J.S. Bach at St. Andrews Church Surbiton.
Johann Sebastian Bach, (1685 to 1750), was born in Eisenach, the capital of the duchy of Saxe-Eisenach, at the centre of today’s Germany. The son of the director of the town’s musicians, he was orphaned by the age of 10 and went to live with his organist eldest brother. Awarded a choral scholarship at 14, Bach studied in at the prestigious St Michael’s School in Lüneburg.
Bach’s St John Passion was first performed in 1724 at Leipzig in his first year as director of music. At this time the idea of performing story of Christ’s Passion to music was new. This work, performed in German by the Kingston Orpheus Choir, demonstrates J.S.Bach’s brilliant talent.
Evangelist : Simon Wall
Christus: Jonathan Brown
Pilatus: Andrew Mahon
Soprano: Rosemary Galton
Alto: Helena Culliney
Tenor: David Condry
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