Bach St. John Passion

23 March, 2024 7:30 pm

Landmark Arts Centre

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St John Passion recounts the dramatic story from the Gospel of St John of how Jesus was captured, judged and crucified. The pain of his betrayal, the bewilderment of the apostles and the anger of the crowds are all conveyed through Bach’s vivid musical depiction of a cast of colourful characters in this powerful work, threaded through with traditional German chorales.

Conducted by Christopher Herrick during his final year as the Choir’s Conductor, and accompanied by the superb Brandenburg Baroque Soloists, Twickenham Choral invite you to join them to mark the 300th anniversary of the first performance on Good Friday 1724 of this colossus of musical achievement.

Soloists: Simon Wall (Evangelist), Jimmy Holliday (Christus),  Alex Kidgell, Carris Jones, Benjamin Durrant, Jonathan Brown.

Brandenburg Baroque Soloists.

Tickets: £24 (£12 for full-time students)

Conductor - Christopher Herrick

Christopher Herrick, one-time pupil of Sir Adrian Boult, has been the choir’s conductor since 1974. During this time he has been ambitious for the choir’s development, working with them to perform a huge range of repertoire alongside top-class instrumentalists and vocal soloists.

He has performed with them locally, as well as in Westminster Abbey, the Royal Albert Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St John’s Smith Square, Cadogan Hall and many exciting European venues.

Christopher combines choral conducting with his career as an international concert organist, and is one of the world’s most prolific recording artists in that field, being contracted exclusively to Hyperion Records.

Christopher has his own website.