Bach: St. John Passion


Bach: St. John Passion

‘Haste, ye deeply wounded spirits…’

JS Bach’s St John Passion is an intensely personal experience, bringing to life the humanity of the passion story. For these performances, we’re delighted to be collaborating with several illustrious conductors and celebrated choirs.

Matthew Martin conductor
The Choir of Keble College

An award-winning composer and Director of Music at Keble College, Matthew Martin is recognised internationally for his dynamic style of composition – needless to say, we anticipate an electric performance that’s not to be missed. We’re also delighted to announce our collaboration with Matthew and The Choir of Keble College for this season, uniting for the first performance and recording of the Missa Regalis (1740) by Francisco Valls (1665/71–1747); to be released in 2020.

Daniel Hyde conductor
The Choir of King’s College

Daniel Hyde is a versatile musician: a conductor of orchestras and choirs, a world-class organist and a broad-minded academic; now in the prestigious role of Director of Music at King’s College, Cambridge, succeeding the late Sir Stephen Cleobury. Daniel will conduct the Choir of King’s College; one of today’s most accomplished and renowned choral groups.

William Vann conductor
Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital Chelsea

Known for his deft pianism, William Vann is a multiple-prize winning conductor and accompanist, and performs with a host of major singers and instrumentalists across the world.  Founder and Artistic Director of the London English Song Festival, William will be joined by the Chapel Choir of Royal Hospital Chelsea – one of the finest professional church choirs in the UK – for this performance at London’s Cadogan Hall.

Matthew Martin — Conductor (Keble College)
Daniel Hyde — Conductor (King's College)
William Vann — Conductor (Cadogan)
Concert details
Bach St. John Passion
Matthew Martin Conductor (Keble College)
The Choir of Keble College
Christopher Bowen Evangelist
David Soar Christus
Cecilia Osmond Soprano
Jessica Gillingwater Alto
James Oxley Tenor
Daniel Tate Pilate
Daniel Hyde Conductor (King's College)
The Choir of King's College
Andrew Tortise Evangelist
Ashley Riches Christus
Katharine Dain Soprano
Jessica Dandy Alto
Anthony Gregory Tenor
Marcus Farnsworth Bass
William Vann Conductor (Cadogan)
Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital Chelsea
James Way Evangelist
Matthew Rose Christus
Concert dates
Keble College, Oxford
Saturday, 29 February 2020 | 7.30pm
Tickets: £40, £30
King's College Chapel, Cambridge
Tuesday, 07 April 2020 | 7.30pm
Tickets: £41, £31, £21, £16, £5 (students)
Cadogan Hall, London
Thursday, 09 April 2020 | 7.00pm
Tickets: £45, £35, £25, £15
Box office: 020 7730 4500