Bach ~ St John Passion
The collect for Good Friday
Jacob Händl - Ecce quomodo moritur
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Bach’s timeless setting of the greatest story of all time as told by St John is an essential Easter liturgical experience; as moving and important an annual event for musicians as audiences around the world.
Opening with the collect for Good Friday, read by Fr Sam Korn, our pared-down John Passion for distanced times is the seventh concert in our ‘Live from St Mary’s, London’ series, which opened in August 2020 as a response to the first lockdown. We close with Jacobus Händl’s Ecce quomodo moritus, which in Bach's Leipzig was sung at the Good Friday vespers, following the Passion and before the final collect & benediction.
Soprano: Helena Moore, Danni O’Neill
Alto: Rebecca Leggett, Elisabeth Paul
Tenor: Ruairi Bowen (evangelist), Oscar Golden-Lee
Bass: Gavin Cranmer-Moralee (Jesus), Humphrey Thompson (Pilate, Peter)
Violin: Maxim del Mar, Sophie Simpson
Viola: Joanna Patrick
Cello: Rachel Kay
Oboe: Nicola Barbagli, Angelika Stangl
Flute: Rosie Bowker, William Summers
Chamber Organ: Richard Gowers
Director: Toby Ward
Hosted by St Mary’s, Bourne St., by kind permission of the Fr Andrew Walker, Fr Sam Korn and churchwardens.