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Performing J S Bach’s St Mark Passion BWV 247
Playing on Saturday 11 Mar 2017
This is the first ever opportunity to hear this work performed in the Midlands.
Bach wrote five settings of the Passion according to his son C P E Bach. Two were lost without trace and the fifth, the St. Mark, was given in St. Thomas’s Church, Leipzig on Good Friday 1731. However, the score of this, too, has vanished.
Andor Gomme has reconstructed it claiming that it includes all the surviving music together with music taken from existing cantatas. The Gospel narrative (Evangelist and crowd choruses) are by Reinhard Keiser, an older contemporary of Bach. The work is therefore a hybrid: Bach for the arias, chorales and two major choruses and Keiser for the narrative but there is certainly much wonderful music to enjoy, with a superb cast of soloists, choir and orchestra.
|Sat 11 Mar||7:30 PM||£9 - £25||Book Now|