St. John Passion (1772)

by C. P. E. Bach

UK premiere, performed on baroque instruments

evangelist Gwilym Bowen

jesus Michael Craddock

pilate James Rhoads

Queens Park Singers

Queens Park Junior Singers

The Asyla Ensemble

conductor Oliver Till

leader Mark Seow

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach wrote a different setting of the Passion of Christ for twenty-one consecutive years. They represent the final stage of a long tradition of oratorio Passions in Hamburg.


This setting sees C.P.E. Bach borrowing music from Georg Philipp Telemann, Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel, Gottfried August Homilius and even pinching the final chorus 'Ruht wohl' from his father, Johann Sebastian Bach's St. John Passion BWV 245.

18th March 2018, 6.30pm

St Martin's Kensal Rise, NW10 5SN