Past Concerts - J.S. Bach’s St John Passion

Cantorum Choir

Date - Saturday 8th March 2008
Event - J.S. Bach’s St John Passion
Venue - All Saints' Church, Maidenhead
     

The St John Passion, J S Bach’s monumental and moving Passiontide drama, was our March concert this year. The performance was given by invitation at All Saints’ Church, Maidenhead, in support of the church’s Spire Restoration Fund. Cantorum’s intimate chamber style suited admirably the building’s warm acoustic, and very positive audience comments confirmed the pure sound quality, musicality and dramatic tension on which Sally Stafford had been concentrating during the five week rehearsal period. A chamber performance fits well with the original conception of this work – composed at Leipzig for the Easter of 1724. The St John was the first of Bach’s three definitely known passions. The St Matthew is, of course, the most often performed; the St Mark is unfortunately lost. In the two extant pieces the composer reveals the astonishing grandeur of his powers, and it is such a privilege to sing in them. We were also particularly fortunate in our three soloists, with Ben Thapa (ex-‘G4’) as Evangelist, Andrew Stafford as Jesus and Leonie Cormack in the Soprano arias. Instrumental forces on this occasion were string quartet plus double bass and organ (played admirably by Richard Cox from Cambridge). Under these circumstances both the tragic energy and wonderful lyricism of the music stream through very directly. All in all, this was a concert of which we were rightly very proud.

 
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