Bach’s St John Passion

Norwich London Cambridge
13 – 15 Apr 2017


St John Passion


Mark Padmore


Jacqueline Shave


Eamonn Dougan

Britten Sinfonia Voices Director


Celebrated tenor, Mark Padmore has gained particular acclaim for his numerous appearances as Evangelist in Bach Passions. He describes Bach’s music as ‘an endless journey of discovery’, and he’ll certainly bring this love for the music and sense of dramatic intention to these Easter performance in which he sings with and directs Britten Sinfonia. Bach’s masterpiece perfectly balances the theatrical and devotional, and is interspersed here with sacred texts, and poetry by TS Eliot read by Simon Russell Beale.

Explore the music:

Find out more about Mark Padmore in our Q&A with him.

Download the programme notes.

Read Mark Padmore’s article in The Guardian and find out why he thinks St John Passion belongs on the stage at Easter. 

Norwich Pre-concert Talk, 6.30pm: Jonathan Morley, Programme Director at Writers’ Centre Norwich leads a talk on TS Eliot’s poetry.

Please note there will be no interval during these performances.