AMPAG, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Adelaide Symphony Orchestra:St John Passion - Master Series 2

St John Passion - Master Series 2

April 2019

Fri 12 

08:00 PM

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Adelaide Town Hall 128 King William Street

AdelaideSouth Australia

 
 

From the resonant expectancy of its prologue to the aching hope of its final chorale, the momentum of the St John Passion sweeps up devoted followers and curious onlookers alike.

Stephen Layton - Conductor 
Sara Macliver - Soprano 
Jessica Dandy - Contralto 
Gwilym Bowen - Tenor, Evangelist 
Ruairi Bowen - Tenor 
Michael Craddock - Bass, Pilate 
Laurence Williams - Bass Baritone, Jesus 
Adelaide Chamber Singers - Choir

Bach - St John Passion

From the resonant expectancy of its prologue to the aching hope of its final chorale, the momentum of the St John Passion sweeps up devoted followers and curious onlookers alike. Bach makes his deeply-felt retelling of Jesus’ crucifixion both tangible and transcendent: upon one man’s death hinges the world’s redemption; love and victory in the midst
of agony.

Stephen Layton has been conducting annual performances of this work with his own choir Polyphony for well over a decade, his interpretations praised for their clarity and intensity. This year, a week before Easter, he directs the ASO along with favourite Australian soprano Sara Macliver, a cast of talented young British voices and our own world-class Adelaide Chamber Singers.