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St John Passion

A co-production with Marquee TV
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Bach’s St John Passion is not simply a beautiful piece of music, but a reflection on suffering and an attempt to make sense of it. Since our lives have been disrupted by the pandemic, the Passion now speaks to us from a fresh understanding of suffering and ignites in us a personal sense of compassion and empathy. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Marquee TV presents a new filmed realisation of this monumental production recorded in Battersea Arts Centre, with an all-star cast including Mark Padmore as Evangelist and Gerald Finley as Christus.

For a behind the scenes insight into this recording, please join us for a discussion with Gerald Finley and Margaret Faultless on Zoom webinar on Tuesday 20th April at 6pm. To book please email carly.mills@oae.co.uk

Directed by rock star cinematographer Grant Gee, the camera will focus on the faces, instruments and emotions of the Passion experience, as you have never seen before.

Music Director: Mark Padmore
Evangelist: Mark Padmore
Christus and Betrachte: Gerald Finley
Pilate and Mein teuer Heiland: Neal Davies
Peter and Eilt: Jonathan Brown
Spoken Word  / Actor: Nakhane
Violins: Margaret Faultless (leader), Kati Debretzeni, Matthew Truscott, Huw Daniel, Rodolfo Richter, Andrew Roberts
Violas: Max Mandel, Annette Isserlis
Cellos: Jonathan Manson, Andrew Skidmore
Bass: Cecelia Bruggemeyer
Flutes: Lisa Beznosiuk, Katy Bircher
Oboes: Katharina Spreckelsen, Sarah Humphrys
Bassoon: Sally Jackson
Organ: Steven Devine

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