The Academy of St Martin in the Fields and St Martin’s Voices join forces to perform one of Bach’s sacred masterpieces – the St John Passion. Originally premiered in Leipzig on Good Friday 1724, the St John Passion is an iconic musical retelling of the Easter story, featuring Bach’s vocal and instrumental writing at its most dramatic and poignant.
Written during Bach’s first year as director of church music in Leipzig, it is also the earliest of his surviving Passions and was first performed on 7 April 1724. Our concert on Good Friday 2023 will mark 299 years since the work’s first performance.
St Martin’s Voices
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Stephen Anthony Brown Evangelist
Andrew Earis Conductor
Bach: St John Passion