Bach St John Passion, April 19, 2019 8 pm
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral
J.S. Bach’s St John Passion will be performed at 8 pm on Good Friday, April 19, 2019, in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Manchester Street. Programme donations will be $20 and $15. Written for Good Friday, 1724, the Passion is a compact and intensely dramatic setting of St John’s description of Christ’s last hours.
Soloists will be Sarah-Jane Rennie, Margot Button, Ken Joblin and Chris Whelan, with Ben Madden as the Evangelist, and Adrian Lowe as tenor soloist. The orchestra will be led by Natalia M. Lomeiko, Continuo will be provided by Rebecca Bendre, cello, with Veronica van der Knaap on keyboard, and the performance will be directed by Don Whelan. On Easter Sunday morning, the 10.30 a.m. Solemn Mass will include Handel’s Worthy Is The Lamb & Amen chorus, the Byrd motet Haec Dies, and Mozart’s Coronation Mass.