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St John Passion

St Peter's Singers perform as part of Leeds International Concert Season St Peter's Singers perform as part of Leeds International Concert Season

15/02/2010  12.00 noon
Leeds Town Hall

Tickets : Free Admission

St Peterís Singers, Chamber Orchestra and Soloists present Bachís vividly etched St John Passion first heard in Leipzig in 1723.

Bach St John Passion (sung in English)

St John Passion
St Peter's Singers
St Peter's Chamber Orchestra

Stephen Newlove tenor (Evangelist)
Thomas Asher bass (Christus)
Philip Wilcox bass (Pilate)
Kristina James soprano
Kathryn Woodruff alto
Paul Dutton tenor
Quentin Brown bass
Alan Horsey harpsichord
David Houlder organ
Simon Lindley conductor

Part I at 12.00 noon, Part II at 1.05pm

A rare chance to hear the first of Bach's two great Passions within the magnificent setting of Leeds Town Hall. The narrative parts retain the notation to which the original German was set and thus lose none of the work's great dramatic impact. The traditional English words are used for the hymns, arias and choruses as edited by Sir Ivor Atkins. Music scores of the chorale hymns will be provided free for the use of the audience.

City Organist Dr Simon Lindley conducts St Peter's Singers (fresh from the Choir's acclaimed tour of Mallorca), St Peter's Chamber Orchestra and the choir's resident soloists. Guests are Stephen Newlove and Thomas Asher in the roles of the Evangelist and Christ respectively.







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