St John Passion - Good Friday 2018
St John’s Church, Felixstowe IP11 7PW at 7:30pm
Gippeswyk Singers are delighted to present the St John Passion by JS Bach on Good Friday 30th March 2018, in partnership with Music in Felixstowe, conducted by Geoff Lavery. The Singers will be joined by professional young soloists and the Classic Chamber Orchestra, consisting of the finest musicians in East Anglia, for this very poetic portrayal of the crucifixion story.
The St John Passion is an expressive and dramatic oratorio which takes us through the fiercely sorrowful events of Good Friday with all its darkness and despair. However, it is also a deeply reflective and optimistic piece. Bach’s music becomes infused with light and hope as it leads us with great beauty to the promise of the redeeming love of the Resurrection.
The soloists are Sarah Gallop - soprano; Chloe Pardoe - mezzo; William Searle - tenor (Evangelist); Michael Collins - bass (Christ) and Brian Latchem - bass (Pilate).
Gippeswyk Singers are an accomplished and expressive chamber choir based in Ipswich, who have performed regularly for over 40 years throughout East Anglia as well as concert tours further afield. Musical director Geoff Lavery conducted their 2017 Snape Maltings debut in a sellout performance of Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius. Together with Beccles Choral Society and the Lambeth Orchestra, the concert received rapturous reviews.
Conductor Geoff Lavery will be giving a pre-concert talk at 7.10 pm.
Tickets £15 - available from any choir member, from Stillwater Books Felixstowe, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Box Office tel 01394 670633.
For more info about the Singers, please visit our website gippeswyksingers.co.uk
Please book ahead to avoid disappointment!