BBC Proms
26 Jul 2014 Royal Albert Hall

Proms 2014 Prom 12: Bach – St John Passion Prom 12: Bach – St John Passion

Prom 12: Bach – St John Passion


20:00 Saturday 26 Jul 2014 Royal Albert Hall

  • Johann Sebastian Bach 1685–1750
  • St John Passion St John Passion Also known as: Johannes-Passion, BWV 245 (120 mins)

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In the first of two Proms appearances, leading Bach interpreter Sir Roger Norrington – celebrating his 80th birthday this year – directs his Zurich Chamber Orchestra in the St John Passion (bookended later this season by Peter Sellars’s staging of the St Matthew Passion, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle) – a work noted for its dramatic sweep and emotional immediacy in the recounting of events leading to the crucifixion of Christ. It is realised here by a cast led by tenor James Gilchrist, a distinguished Evangelist of his generation.

There will be one interval


Please note that two of the advertised singers, Benjamin Hulett (tenor) and Rudolf Rosen (baritone), have had to withdraw from this Prom. The BBC Proms is very grateful to Joshua Ellicott (tenor) and Hanno Müller-Brachmann (bass-baritone) for taking their respective places at short note.

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