Good Friday | RTÉ NSO presents J.S. Bach St John Passion
J.S. BACH St John Passion, BWC 245 (134')
Mark Wilde Evangelist (tenor)
Gavan Ring Pilate (baritone)
Nicholas Merryweather Christus (baritone)
Sarah Power (soprano)
Sharon Carty mezzo soprano
Eamonn Mulhall tenor
RTÉ Philharmonic Choir (Mark Hindley chorus master)
Michael Roswell conductor
On Good Friday 2013 (29 March) RTÉ presents two master works associated with the solemnity and drama of Holy Week: Bach's sacred oratorio, the St John Passion and Haydn's The Seven Last Words of Christ.
Sometimes called 'sermons in sound' Bach's cantatas and passion settings are works of extraordinary scale, range and intensity. His vivid setting of the Passion of Christ as told in the Gospel of St. John, with additional passages from St Matthew, was written for performance at the Good Friday service in St Nicholas Church, Leipzig in April 1724 and was the centrepiece of Bach's year-long cycle of liturgical cantatas. Expansive opening and closing choruses, moving chorales and solo arias make this an immensely powerful, dramatic and emotional work. It will be performed by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir and singers Mark Wilde (Evangelist), Nicholas Merryweather (Christus), Gavan Ring (Pilate), Sarah Power (soprano), Sharon Carty (mezzo-soprano) and Eamonn Mulhall (tenor) conducted by Michael Rosewell.
Tickets**: €10, €20, €30 (concessions €9, €18, €27)
** Ticket allows for FREE admission on request to The Seven Last Words of Christ. Separate ticket required for entry to The Seven Last Words of Christ. Enquire when booking.
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