Prom 12: Bach – St John Passion

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Saturday 26 July
8.00pm – c10.15pm
Royal Albert Hall

Choral music and opera, Classical for starters, For singers, Proms on TV

  • Bach

    • St John Passion (120 mins)
  • James Gilchrist tenor (Evangelist)
  • Neal Davies bass-baritone (Christus)
  • Lucy Crowe soprano
  • Clint van der Linde counter-tenor, Proms debut artist
  • Joshua Ellicott tenor
  • Hanno Müller-Brachmann bass-baritone
  • Zürcher Sing-Akademie
  • Zurich Chamber Orchestra
  • Sir Roger Norrington conductor
  • Rachel Ambrose Evans soprano (Ancilla)
  • Vernon Kirk tenor (Servus)
  • Nicholas Mogg bass (Peter)
  • Jonathan Sells bass (Pilate)

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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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  • Television & Red Button

    Broadcast on BBC Four on 31 July