The University of Warwick Chamber Choir and Chamber Orchestra will be performing St John's Passion on Saturday 6 March in Rosslyn Hill Chapel, London and on Sunday 7 March in Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre.
John Graham Hall will perform as the Evangelist with other solo parts performed by members of the Chamber Choir. Paul McGrath, Director of Music and Lucy Griffiths, Assistant Director of Music at the University of Warwick will conduct both performances.
In 1724, Bach’s employers, the town council of Leipzig, specifically stipulated that in writing the St John Passion, he should “so arrange the music that is shall not last too long, and shall be of such a nature as not to make an operatic impression, but rather to incite the listener to devotion”. Despite this demand, it is a strikingly dramatic work, and has been known to be mistaken for an operatic work. Bach’s depiction of the Passion is beautiful, vivid and evocative.
Saturday 6th March, 7:30pm
Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Hampstead NW3 1NG
Tickets £7 (£5 concessions) available from the Box Office (024) 76 524524, tickets will also be available on the door.
Sunday 7th March, 4pm
Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre
Tickets £7 (£5 concessions) available from the Box Office (024) 76 524524. Tickets are also available to purchase online from the Warwick Arts Centre website.
University of Warwick Chamber Choir
The University of Warwick Chamber Choir (UWCC) is an student-run mixed choir performing a wide range of repertoire spanning sacred, secular and folk music. UWCC performs in a variety of locations, both in Warwickshire and further a field, with annual tour destinations including Spain, Germany, and the Republic of Ireland.
As well as concerts on their own, UWCC perform regularly with orchestras - including the CBSO, the London Mozart players and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Most recently, UWCC sang a highly successful performance of the Mozart Requiem with the London Mozart Players in the Warwick Arts Centre to a sell out audience of 1500.
University of Warwick Chamber Orchestra
The Chamber Orchestra is formed from invited players from the University of Warwick Symphony Orchestra and aims to explore the more intimate genre of chamber repertoire, broadening the orchestral options on offer, particularly for string players at the University. The ensemble generally gives two concerts each year, frequently with prominent ensembles such as the Israel Piano Trio. The Chamber Orchestra perform a wide range of repertoire from Baroque to contemporary (including new works) as well as orchestral accompaniment.