About this concert

While JS Bach's St Matthew Passion is widely admired for what might be called its epic proportions, the St John, in contrast, presents the dramatic narrative of the Passion with a more concentrated sense of urgency. Many of its arias are, nevertheless, deeply reflective and expressive, none more so than "Es ist vollbracht", in which the counter-tenor and viol da gamba weave their melodies together in the most beguiling way.

The Academy of Ancient Music joins the Choir of King's College in an unmissable Holy Saturday performance in King's College Chapel.

This concert will be recorded by BBC Radio 3 for broadcast on 7 April 2015 at 7.30pm.

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