Of all the treasures of Western choral music, the two passions by J.S. Bach rank among the highest. The St John Passion is an unforgettable experience. There are feisty choruses that speak for the madding crowd, sublime chorales that reflect on the harrowing events, and lyrical statements of faith that emanate from the rich vocal contributions of six soloists.
For those who were brought up in a Christian tradition, this work serves to confirm and enhance their faith. For others, the intense spirituality of the music is present everywhere. And for everyone, the St John Passion is, in a single phrase, Bach's and Baroque music at it's best.
Marlena Devoe Soprano
Sarah Court Mezzo-soprano
Henry Choo Tenor
Christopher Bowen Tenor, Evangelist
David Greco Baritone, Petrus & Pilatus
Barry Mora Bass, Jesus
Auckland Choral Pipers Sinfonia
Uwe Grodd Conductor