Friday 30 March 2018 3.00pm
Bach - St John Passion
Barbican Hall, London, UK
Free pre-concert talk at 2.00pm
Choir of AAM
Phone 020 7638 8891
About this concert
A musical masterwork, Bach’s St John Passion is a cornerstone of Western musical art. Bernard Labadie conducts the orchestra and choir of AAM and a celebrated cast of soloists including James Gilchrist as the Evangelist.
The music is full of excitement, yet carefully paced, driven forward by the ‘turba’ (crowd) choruses. Bach shows his mastery matching instrumental colour to individual voices, notably the mournful viola da gamba accompaniment to the aria Es ist vollbracht, here sung by Iestyn Davies, one of the finest countertenor of his generation.
"...the unassuming and unforced Evangelist of James Gilchrist; his is a supremely courageous and intelligent reading" GRAMOPHONE on AAM's St John Passion
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