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Proms 2017 Prom 48: A Patchwork Passion

Prom 48: The Passion in History
Prom 48: A Patchwork Passion
15:30 Sun 20 Aug 2017 Royal Albert Hall
The BBC Singers and the City of London Sinfonia tell the Passion story as never before. Music from five centuries of Passion settings comes together, including works by Schütz, J. S. Bach, Handel, Mendelssohn, Arvo Pärt and Sir James MacMillan.
The BBC Singers and the City of London Sinfonia tell the Passion story as never before. Music from five centuries of Passion settings comes together, including works by Schütz, J. S. Bach, Handel, Mendelssohn, Arvo Pärt and Sir James MacMillan.

About This Event

A journey through five centuries of Western classical music in an afternoon with the BBC Singers and Swedish-French choral director Sofi Jeannin. Together they tell the familiar Passion story as you’ve never heard it before, moving from the earliest-known responsorial setting by Johann Walter (1496–1570) through Passion music by Schütz, Bach, Handel, Mendelssohn and Stainer, right up to contemporary settings by Sofia Gubaidulina and Sir James MacMillan.

This promises to be a musical experience unlike any other, and a perfect partner to tonight’s complete performance of Bach’s St John Passion.

There will be no interval

Image: Sofi Jeannin © Christophe Abramowitz/Radio France