20 Aug 2017, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2017 Prom 49: Bach’s St John Passion

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Prom 49: Bach’s St John Passion
19:45 Sun 20 Aug 2017 Royal Albert Hall
Bach specialist John Butt and his award-winning Dunedin Consort make their Proms debut with a performance of Bach’s St John Passion, a work of almost operatic immediacy. The soloists include Tim Mead, Sophie Bevan and Nicholas Mulroy.
Bach specialist John Butt and his award-winning Dunedin Consort make their Proms debut with a performance of Bach’s St John Passion, a work of almost operatic immediacy. The soloists include Tim Mead, Sophie Bevan and Nicholas Mulroy.

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The climax of the Proms Reformation Day is a complete performance of Bach’s St John Passion. ‘More daring, forceful and poetic’ than the St Matthew Passion, according to Schumann, this is a work of almost operatic vividness that brings both a humanity and a painful immediacy to the Passion narrative.

Bach specialist John Butt and his Dunedin Consort make their Proms debut in a performance that offers the audience the chance to join in the chorale-singing, reflecting how the work might originally have been heard in a church setting.

There will be one interval

Broadcast on BBC Four, 20 August

Image: Sophie Bevan © Sussie Ahlburg

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