Bach – St John Passion
5 March 2020
Hackney Empire Theatre (in collaboration with English Touring Opera)
Following the overwhelming success of English Touring Opera performances of the great choral masterpieces of J. S. Bach, ETO will present St John Passion, in an immersive and semi-staged performance this spring. Professional soloists perform with more than 30 choirs from across the country as well as period orchestra, the Old Street Band, for these distinctive and reimagined performances.
ETO have commissioned new translations of the Chorales from theological and literary figures including the Anglican priest, journalist and broadcaster, Dr Giles Anthony Fraser and former Archbishop of Canterbury and poet, Dr Rowan Williams.
17 March 2020
Temple Church (in collaboration with the Temple Music Foundation)
Greg Morris director
Simon Wall Evangelist
Jimmy Holiday Christus
Christopher Webb Pilate/bass
Grace Davidson soprano
William Towers alto
Nathan Vale tenor
With Easter approaching, TMF welcomes back Collegium Musicum of London, an exceptional chamber choir who are joined by exceptional soloists. Together they will perform one of Bach’s most popular sacred works. The St. John Passion is a truly optimistic work, filled with light and hope, and renowned for its sheer beauty and dramatic contrasts.
‘A wonderful choir, with high standards and deep commitment.’
James Conway, Artistic Director, English Touring Opera