Bach – St John Passion

Two performances

5 March
Hackney Empire Theatre (in collaboration with English Touring Opera)
Tickets here.

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
Temple Church (in collaboration with the Temple Music Foundation)

Tickets here.

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

And later in 2020…

BEETHOVEN – Missa Solemnis
CML collaborates with the Bar Choral Society in one of its most ambitious projects to date – a performance of Beethoven’s monumental work, coupled with Piano Concerto no. 1 in C.

St John’s Smith Square
Saturday June 20, 7.30pm

Tickets on sale NOW here.


A celebration of choral music by near namesakes John Taverner (1490-1545) and John Tavener (1944-2013)

Saturday October 17, 7.30pm
Temple Church




A performance of Clara Sanabras’s modern take on Shakespeare’s The Tempest, A Hum About Mine Ears, alongside works from across the centuries by female composers.

Saturday, December 5, 7.30pm
Grosvenor Chapel
24 South Audley St
London W1K 2PA