J S Bach St John Passion

Friday 25 March 2022, 7.00pm

Winchester Cathedral

  • J S Bach: St John Passion

James Gilchrist, Evangelist

Neal Davies, Jesus

Rowan Pierce, soprano

David Allsopp, alto

Robert Murray, tenor

Ashley Riches, bass

The Waynflete Singers

Florilegium

Andrew Lumsden, conductor

About this Event

The Waynflete Singers continue their celebration of returning to live concerts with a performance of Bach's St John Passion. The story of Christ's Passion is told in superbly dramatic fashion, with fewer reflective moments than in the St Matthew Passion, but with a sense of urgency that drives the story and the music along. Bach's flair for musical imagery is second to none and he excels himself in this work.

A team of outstanding soloists is led by James Gilchrist as the Evangelist and Neal Davies as Jesus. Rowan Pierce, David Allsopp, Robert Murray and Ashley Riches complete the line-up and are accompanied by acclaimed period-instrument ensemble Florilegium under the baton of the Choir's Music Director Andrew Lumsden.