Collegium Musicum of London‘s spring programme included Bach’s magnificent St John Passion. On March 5, the choir collaborated with English Touring Opera, in a production which took place at the Hackney Empire Theatre. CML previously teamed up with ETO as part of their 2018 St Matthew Passion at Temple Church. This year’s acclaimed production was equally inventive and engaging.
CML’s planned reprise of the work on March 17 at Temple Church was sadly cancelled as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak.
‘Collegium Musicum of London…sang with great conviction and clarity.’
– The Guardian, review of St John Passion, Hackney Empire, 8 March, 2020