Bach – St John Passion

  • Music
  • Sun 2 Apr
  • 6.30-8.15pm
  • Admission Free

Bach’s Saint John Passion is one of the towering achievements of western music, and tells the story of the arrest, trial and crucifixion of Jesus. Originally conceived as a liturgical piece in Lutheran Germany, it combines the narrative from St John’s gospel with reflective solo arias, dramatic choruses and chorales (hymn tunes), the latter of which are sung by the entire congregation. In this performance directed by David Leigh, the Schola (senior girls) and men of the cathedral choir are joined by an orchestra drawn from Dublin’s finest professional players.