Festival Opening: St John Passion

English Voices

Saturday 13 July 2019, 7.30pm
West Road Concert Hall

English Voices
The Orchestra of English Voices
Tim Brown Conductor
John Crockatt Leader

Nicholas Mulroy Evangelist
Richard Latham Christ

Last year’s Festival finished on a glorious high with an acclaimed performance of Bach’s B minor Mass. This year, the same superb musicians return to open the 2019 Festival with the profound and powerful St John Passion, joined by an exceptional cast of soloists, including the internationally acclaimed Nicholas Mulroy as Evangelist and Richard Latham as Christ.

Bach set the story of Christ’s arrest, trial and crucifixion twice, and this earlier setting is perhaps less familiar than the famous St Matthew version. Whether you’re new to the music or not, tonight’s performance promises to be intense, dramatic and revelatory.

English Voices has an outstanding reputation as a vocal ensemble. Founder and conductor Tim Brown’s precision and passion are mirrored by the choir’s talented singers – all aspiring young soloists who love singing together. The Orchestra of English Voices, which was formed for last year’s Festival, comprises leading exponents of baroque music who share the choir’s commitment to historically-informed performance techniques.

‘Mulroy, his voice blazing with conviction, was extraordinarily moving…’ The Guardian

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£28/22/20 (students, children and unwaged £12) including booking fee

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