The St John Passion For Easter
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The St John Passion For Easter

For their 2014 Lenten concerts, the Choir of Christ Church St Laurence is joined by the St Laurence Baroque Orchestra conducted by Dr Neil McEwan to present J. S. Bach’s mighty St John Passion, BWV 245. Although Bach never wrote an opera, both his surviving Passions owe a great deal to the operatic tradition. The St John Passion is…

The drama and emotion of Messiah
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The drama and emotion of Messiah

  Handel’s Messiah, is perhaps the most famous oratorio ever written. Since it was composed in 1742, it has become a work that people seemingly never tire of hearing or performing.  It is music infused with great drama and intense emotion, heightened by superb orchestral writing and word painting. As Sir David Willcocks said,  “…. Handel was the exponent par excellence…