Somerset Chamber Choir Concert - St John Passion
Concert at Wells Cathedral
Johann Sebastian Bach – St John Passion BWV 245
“ The aim and final reason of all music should be nothing else but the Glory of God and the refreshment of the spirit” JS Bach
A not-to-be missed event, featuring one of the world’s foremost evangelists James Gilchrist, and one of the UK’s finest Baroque Orchestras.
There can be few more powerfully expressive works than Bach’s Passion according to St. John.Here is the story of Christ’s last days, told with more drama and musical ingenuity than any swords-and-sandals Hollywood epic.
The baying mob portrayed by the chorus contrasts with the intimate and intensely moving arias of the soloists, and the whole is bound together by the poignant narration of the Evangelist, her sung by one of the world’s greatest interpreters of the role, James Gilchrist.
More details at http://www.somersetchamberchoir.org/next_concert.htm