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Northampton Bach Choir
Bach : St John Passion
Saturday 23 March 2024 at 7.30pm

Northampton Bach Choir
Charivari Agréable

Soloists from Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir (Ralph Allwood, director)

On the night before the start of Holy Week, the Northampton Bach Choir performs Bach's dramatic setting of the story of Christ's Passion from St John's Gospel in the atmospheric setting of St Matthew's Church.

Joined by period instrument ensemble Charivari Agréable and a cast of soloists from the Old Royal Naval College Trinity Laban Chapel Choir, this promises to be a very special occasion.

Bach composed his setting of the St John Passion in 1724 for the Nikolaikirche in Leipzig, setting it in German (rather than Latin) so that the narrative would have immediate impact for those listening.

This performance will be sung in English, using the new translation by Neil Jenkins, for the same reason, ensuring that there are no barriers between performers and audience to experiencing the profound drama of one of the greatest musical works ever composed.

Tickets: £17, £15 concessions, £10 (u16)

Available from
Choir Box Office 01536 398619
In person at St Giles Music, St Giles Terrace, NN1 2BN. Telephone: 01604 250905

or Online below.

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Tickets for this concert are available to purchase online through the Northampton Bach Choir's booking partner, Eventbrite. Clicking the 'Buy Tickets Online' image on the right will take you to their booking partner's website.
(Please note that Eventbrite charge a small booking fee.)


St Matthew's Church is wheelchair accessible and there is a toilet suitable for all mobility needs in the Church. There is plenty of on-street parking around the church, but please allow sufficient time to park your car. If you have any other queries regarding the concert please contact us.




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