Saturday 8 April, 5.30pm, St Matthias Church – JS Bach: St John Passion
A very 21st century take on this 18th century towering masterpiece. Chorus of Dissent goes again where no choir has gone before, with a semi-staged version of Bach’s dramatic setting of the Easter story, featuring members of the congregation of St Matthias and supported, as always, by our own Elastic Band. Streamlined, edited and, yes, shortened for today’s audience.
Bach himself always mixed old and new, and tailored his performances to his audience, expecting them actively to take part. Sounds just like a typical Dissenters’ concert, doesn’t it?
This very special performance of one of the very best pieces of music ever written heralds the beginning of Dissenters’ very wonderful fifth anniversary season. Directed by Ruth Whitehead.