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Format: 2020-04-08
Format: 2020-04-08
  • 10 April 2020 - 6:00pm
    Chilcott: St John Passion | Coventry Cathedral Chorus
    Ben Packer, Coventry Cathedral Chorus, Huw Ynyr, Orchestra Pro Anima, Paul Leddington Wright, Rachel Mahon, Sofia Larsson, William Haynes
    Coventry Cathedral Coventry CV1 5AB
    United Kingdom

    To mark the poignancy of Good Friday as part of the Cathedral's liturgical year, Coventry Cathedral Chorus will again perform Bob Chilcott's St John Passion, following our well received performance of the work two years ago.

    The piece so beautifully captures the essence of the story, incorporating Bach's tradition of tenor Evangelist, several other soloists and a major role for the chorus. Bach's tradition was also that the congregation would join in the chorales. This rarely happens these days, but in Chilcott's piece, familiar passiontide hymns have been set for all to sing, but with new, approachable and quite lovely tunes. There is time within the performance for the tunes to be easily learned!

    Preceding the Passion, the choir will sing Gerald Finzi's Lo, the full, final sacrifice, a setting of a poem by Richard Crashaw. The text of this extended anthem, which last 15 minutes, memorialises the celebration of the Eucharist, and as such is a wonderful way to set the scene for this Good Friday concert.

    Become a Coventry Cathedral Chorus Patron and benefit from discounted concert tickets, reserved seats and invitations to special events, including two interval receptions per season. Contact patrons@coventrycathedralchorus.com or apply online

    St John Passion
    Bob Chilcott (1955-)
    Lo, the full, final sacrifice
    Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
  • 17 April 2020 - 7:30pm
    Postponed: Illuminate Cambridge - shining a light on the work of women composers
    Naomi Sullivan, Yshani Perinpanayagam
    Emmanuel College Old Library Cambridge CB2 3AP
    United Kingdom

    Illuminate Women's Music is delighted to announce that in Season I 2020 saxophonist Naomi Sullivan and pianist Yshani Perinpanayagam will be Illuminate's performers in residence. They will be working with our composers in residence Angela Elizabeth Slater and Blair Boyd as well as our 2020 Season I composers Lara Poe, Nina Danon and Ray Gibson! These new works will be programmed alongside historical works and existing repertoire including Hillary Tann's In the first, Spinning Place and Sarah Westwood cable veins for solo piano!

    Join us in the beautiful surrounds of the Old Library at Emmanuel College Cambridge for an evening of music new and old by women composers performed by Yshani Perinpanayagam and Naomi Sullivan

    Tickets can bought on the door. Further booking information to come

    Illuminate Women's Music 2020 concerts have received grants and sponsorship from Arts Council England, RVW Trust and Incorporated Society of Musicians

    Punch, echo for saxophone and piano
    Angela Slater (1989-)
    cable veins, for solo piano
    Sarah Westwood ()
    Caress of the Sea, for saxophone and piano
    Nina Danon ()
    Mainspring, for saxophone and piano
    Lara Poe ()
    New work
    Composer Not Known ()
    Raidho, for saxophone and piano
    Ray Gibson ()
    Sonata for saxophone and piano
    Fernande Decruck (1896-1954)
    Tableaux de Provence
    Paule Maurice (1910-1967)
    In the first, Spinning Place, for saxophone and piano
    Hilary Tann ()
  • 9 April 2020 - 7:30pm
    Maundy Thursday: St John Passion | Choir of The Queen's College, Oxford
    Choir of The Queen's College, Daniel Norman, David Stout, Joshua Ellicott, Katie Bray, Mary Bevan, Owen Rees, Oxford, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Tristan Hambleton
    Sheldonian Theatre Oxford OX1 3AZ
    United Kingdom

    Drama and suffering lie at the heart of Bach’s concentrated depiction of Christ’s arrest, rendition and execution, the St John Passion. But this probing, unsettling yet beautiful work is also one of Bach’s most optimistic, ending with a confident look to the future that invites us all, irrespective of faith, to partake in joy as we have partaken in pain. In the expert hands of Professor Owen Rees, Director of Music at The Queen’s College who conducts his own choir and six outstanding soloists, this Maundy Thursday performance will be both dramatic and devotional.

    St John Passion
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • 10 April 2020 - 2:30pm
    Cancelled: JS Bach's St John Passion
    Ashley Riches, Iestyn Davies, Mary Bevan, Neal Davies, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Polyphony, Robert Murray, Ruairi Bowen, Stephen Layton
    St John's Smith Square London SW1P 3HA
    United Kingdom

    Polyphony and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment return to St John's Smith Square under Stephen Layton, performing Bach’s St John Passion. Bach’s sublime music, performed by top soloists, choir and orchestra in a beautiful building – this is an experience not to be missed.

    St John Passion
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • 8 April 2020 - 7:30pm
    Postponed - Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri | Zimmermann Band
    Caitlin Goreing, Camilla Seale, Christopher Jeanes, Jack Bazalgette, Jake Muffett, Jam Orrell, Jonatan Bougt, Mari Minoda, Maxim Del Mar, Oliver Doyle, Sam Cobb, Zimmermann Band
    St Gabriel's Church, Pimlico London SW1V 2AD
    United Kingdom

    The Zimmermann Band presents Buxtehude’s cycle of seven cantatas, Membra Jesu Nostri. A powerful meditation on the pain, suffering and final triumph over death presented in Christ's crucifixion.

    Membra Jesu nostri
    Dietrich Buxtehude (c1637-1707)
    Remember not, Lord, our offences
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
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