Date for your diary: Bach’s St. John Passion at @durhamcathedral , Sunday 25th March 2018 at 7pm.
#durham #cathedral #choir and The Avison Ensemble
Tickets now on sale!
We are delighted to be #performing #bach's St. John Passion with the #choir of Durham Cathedral in the stunning surroundings of #durhamcathedral and under the direction of Daniel Cook, who has recently taken up the position of Master of the #choristers and #organist at Durham Cathedral having been Sub-Organist and Assistant #director of #music at #westminsterabbey
Bach’s St. John Passion was the first setting of the #passionstory that he composed after assuming the prestigious position of cantor at the Thomas Church in #leipzig , being first performed on the afternoon of #goodfriday, 7th April 1724. Of the two surviving Passions by Bach, the St. Matthew Passion is the more impressive, but the St. John Passion is the more dramatic. It is not as comforting and consoling as the St. Matthew Passion and is the more stark and painful evocation of the Passion story.
The St. John Passion is a compelling #biblical narration of the #crucifixion story, with a penetrating reflection of the meaning of the events as described by John. Listeners find themselves alternating between active participation in the events and meaningful contemplation. The conclusion of the St John Passion is very different from that of the Matthew; it is affirming, confident and assuredly looking forward to the life beyond, whereas Matthew leaves us simply with entombment.
Do join us in Durham Cathedral for this wonderful #concert in the run up to Easter 2018. Tickets are now on sale from £8 to £28.
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