18th April

Bach's 'St John Passion' with Türk, Kooij, Urano et al from Wellington

Concert from the New Zealand Festival. Bach's 'St John Passion' is a dramatic representation of the Passion as told in the Gospel of John, constructed of dramatically presented recitatives and choruses, with commentary in reflective chorales, ariosos, and arias, framed by opening and final choruses, leading to a final chorale. Performers: Evangelist: Gerd Türk. Pilatus/Petrus: Peter Kooij. Jesus: Chiyuki Urano. Joanne Lunn, soprano, Clint van der Linde, countertenor, Yosuke Taniguchi, tenor. Bach Collegium Japan. Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki.

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