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The Centre for Music Performance presents St John Passion - at St John’s College Chapel

8:00pm-10:00pm on Thursday 7 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 26th March. For events on or after 27th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

St John's College Chapel, The Chapel, St John's Street, CB2 1TP

2024 marks the 300th anniversary of the first performance of Bach’s towering masterpiece, the St John Passion which debuted on Good Friday in 1724 in Leipzig. Still revered today, it remains among the composer’s most cherished works.

This powerful oratorio intertwines the agony of the trial and crucifixion of Jesus, the disciples’ confusion, and the crowd’s tumultuous emotions, inviting the audience to immerse themselves in the drama through traditional German hymns. Bach’s St John Passion is a testament to his genius, infusing vivid narratives from the Gospel of John with arias, chorales, and expressive musicality. The work, originally structured to complement a sermon, captures the essence of Christ’s passion.

Renowned tenor Nicholas Mulroy, acclaimed for his portrayal of the celebrated Evangelist, leads a stellar ensemble, including talented student singers from the Cambridge University Chamber Choir. Professor Margaret Faultless, a distinguished violinist, leads a collaboration between members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment experience scheme, playing side-by-side with the Cambridge University Collegium Musicum.

Please note - this is for the performance at St John’s College Chapel on 7 March 2024.

The performance with the pre- event talk will take place at Girton College on 8 March 2024.

Concert 8pm – 10pm

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Additional Information

Age: All Ages
Format: Performance
Timing: In person
Cost: £30, £20, £10 | Concessions: £28, £18, £8 | Cambridge University Students: £5, £4
Event Capacity: 200
Theme: Discovery
Accessibility: Partial access - please contact us for details

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