BBC Singers
26 Mar 2015, St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge
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Be in the Audience The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ

BBC Singers
The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ
18:45 Thu 26 Mar 2015 St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge
BBC Singers and Endymion join forces for Gabriel Jackson's most substantial work to date.
BBC Singers and Endymion join forces for Gabriel Jackson's most substantial work to date.

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Before the performance of his piece, Gabriel Jackson spoke to Christopher Cook about his Passion setting - commissioned by Merton College, Oxford, to mark the 750th anniversary of its foundation last year - and about its libretto, compiled by Merton ‘s chaplain, the Reverend Dr Simon Jones.

Divided into seven sections, Palm Sunday; Anointing at Bethany; Last Supper and Footwashing; Gethsemane; Caiaphas, Peter and Pilate; Crucifixion; and The End and the Beginning, Jackson's setting comprises passages from each of the four Gospels, interspersed with Latin Hymns and verses of poetry from writers including T. S. Eliot and World War One poet Edmund Blunden.