St George’s Singers’s Passionate St John

Posted on March 17, 2011

Manchester Camerata is joined on Tuesday 19 March 2011, by The St George’s Singers for a performance of Bach’s St John Passion at The Bridgewater Hall.

The St George’s Singers were founded in 1956, and from 35 initial singers, it’s grown both in size and in reputation to be able to perform an astonishing range of repertoir.

This joint production with Manchester Camerata of Bach’s glorious St John Passion, is conducted by the Camerata’s Permanent Guest Conductor, Nicholas Kraemer.

The concert takes place in Holy Week, continuing the centuries-old tradition that Bach himself upheld, when he wrote the Passion for performance on Good Friday 1723.

Also on stage five of the country’s most exciting young soloists, all with impeccable Bach credentials. Tenor Andrew Staples (Evangelist) most recently sang this role with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir, whilst bass-baritone Matthew Hargreaves (Christus) has previously sung the St John Passion under Nicholas Kraemer in Chicago.

The line-up is completed by bass Mark Stone (Pilate), soprano Julia Doyle and mezzo Clare Wilkinson.  

  Bach's St John Passion
Listen to Manchester Camerata Podcasts   Manchester Camerata dropped in on a rehearsals of the St George’s Choir at the church hall in Poynton, to meet some of the voices getting into gear for the St John Passion.
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Listen to Manchester Camerata Podcasts   Manchester Camerata’s Permanent Guest Conductor, Nicholas Kraemer, talks in greater depth about the St. John Passion, and how it relates to the arguably better known St Matthew Passion.
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Further details about this concert and how to book
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Manchester Camerata’s Permanent Guest Conductor Nicholas Kraemer