Then he’s brought in celebrated director Peter Sellars to bring it to life on stage – so you see the drama unfurl as well as hear it.
Bach’s musical setting of the crucifixion of Christ is full of colour and emotional depth.
More intense than its sister piece, the St Matthew Passion, it combines high drama and challenging introspection with some of the most experimental music Bach ever wrote.
PerformersOrchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
RepertoireJS Bach: St. John Passion
* Please note change of artist from originally advertised.
Unfortunately, Christian Gerharer and Magdalena Kozená are unable to perform. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment is grateful to George Nigl and Christine Rice for stepping in.
The Clore Ballroom at 6pm: pre-concert talk. Director Peter Sellars discusses his groundbreaking staging of the St John Passion with broadcaster Susannah Simons. Admission free.
Book multiple Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment events in the same transaction and receive a discount.
2 – 3 events (15% discount)
4 – 7 events (20% discount)
8 or more events (25% discount)
Book an Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment event for a group of ten people or more and receive a 20% discount.
Under-35s receive a 50% discount. Please bring identification for proof of age.
Children and student £5 tickets are available for every concert.
These discounts, and the £5 tickets, are not available on top-price seats.