Friday 1 April 2022 7:30PM
The English Concert; Peter Whelan guest director, harpsichord; Mauro Peter tenor (as Evangelist); Rachel Redmond soprano; Helen Charlston alto; Konstantin Wolff bass-baritone (as Jesus); Ashley Riches bass-baritone; Peter di Toro &l
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Change in Concert Duration
This concert will be approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes in duration, including an interval.
Change of Artists
Due to illness, Trevor Pinnock (director) is no longer able to take part in the above concert, we are grateful to Peter Whelan (director) for stepping in to replace him.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Matthew Brook (bass-baritone (as Jesus)) is no longer able to take part in the above concert, we are grateful to Konstantin Wolff (bass-baritone (as Jesus)) for stepping in to replace him.
- The English Concert
- Peter Whelan guest director, harpsichord
- Mauro Peter tenor (as Evangelist)
- Rachel Redmond soprano
- Helen Charlston alto
- Konstantin Wolff bass-baritone (as Jesus)
- Ashley Riches bass-baritone
- Peter di Toro tenor
- Nadja Zwiener violin I
- Alice Evans violin I
- Kinga Ujszászi violin I
- Tuomo Suni violin II
- Elizabeth MacCarthy violin II
- Alfonso Leal del Ojo viola
- Joseph Crouch cello
- Jonathan Manson viola da gamba
- Zaynab Martin double bass
- Georgia Browne flute
- Marta Gonçalves flute
- Rachel Chaplin oboe
- Oonagh Lee oboe
- Alberto Grazzi bassoon
- Tom Foster harpsichord, organ
- Helena Thomson soprano
- Judy Louie Brown alto
- Michael Williams tenor
First performed at Good Friday Vespers in 1724 at the St Nicholas Church in Leipzig, the first of Bach’s two extant passion settings is one of the pinnacles of Baroque art, and a work much relished by audiences in the run-up to Easter. The role of the Evangelist is sung by the distinguished Swiss tenor who made his Wigmore debut in 2014.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
St John Passion BWV245
- St John Passion BWV245