Who can take part?
Everyone who loves to sing. There are no auditions, and the cost of £10 goes towards the fundraising for the 2019 PASSION PLAY.
How can I get involved ?
- Come along and sing the Chorales (hymns)
- Bring £10 and your Novello score in English (if you have one) otherwise borrow one for the day for £2.
Please return the Reply slip (below), either by post or online ASAP
How long does it take?
Registration 11.30 – 12 noon
Rehearsals 12 noon to 3.15pm (with a break for an hour around 1pm)
Evening performance at 7.30pm.
We expect to finish at approx. 9.30pm.
A light lunch will be provided in the Church Centre from 1 – 2 pm for performers or you may choose to visit one of Abingdon’s many local eateries. Drinks will be provided throughout the day.
What is St John Passion and who else is involved?
The St John Passion is one of Bach’s best loved works. It was first performed on Good Friday April 7th 1724 in St Nicholas Church, Leipzig after Bach had arrived as Kantor. He was keen to impress and this setting of the Passion Story overshadowed almost every piece of liturgical music the world had previously known. A perfect musical celebration of Easter anticipating the Resurrection with music suffused with light and hope.
Peter Willis (Tenor) Evangelist
Will Orr (Bass) Christus
David Mallinson (Bass) Pilate
Jonathan Todd (Tenor) Servant
Sara Stowe (Soprano)
Lewis Spring (Counter Tenor)
Tara O’Connor (Soprano) Maid
Peter Williams (Tenor) Officer
David Barrington (Baritone) St Peter
with The Newman Singers, Supporting Chorus and Orchestra.
Conductor: Sally Mears
Orchestral Leader – Beth Reed
We are very grateful to Ian Miles for being our rehearsal accompanist and continuo player.
We are very fortunate in having a superb line-up of soloists and an amazing orchestra, including a viola da gamba player who doubles as a lutenist!
for all supporting chorus at the evening performance is black below the waist, with white tops (no patterns / logos).
Come & Sing St John Passion
I would like to join the Choir as …
(please mark clearly which Voice)
Soprano Alto Tenor Bass
I have copy of the Novello vocal score in English YES / NO
Tel/Mob no. ………………………..
Please fill in this slip and return it
by e-mail to email@example.com if possible, or post to :
Jane Cadogan 7 Metcalfe Close
Abingdon OX14 5TH