Chamber choir to perform Chilcott’s St. John Passion

February 17, 2016   ·   0 Comments

The newly formed, 20-voice Amaranth Chamber Choir will perform Chilcott’s St. John Passion in three area churches next month.

Conducted by John Wervers, includes members of the Dufferin Concert Singers and New Tecumseth Singers, The performances of British composer Bob Chilcott’s famous work will also involve a variety of guest soloists and instrumentalists.

The St. John Passion was published two years ago by Oxford University Press. Chilcott’s setting of words from St. John’s Gospel is a dramatic, optimistic retelling of the Passiontide story. The work combines 13th- and 17th-century English poetry with texts from the King James Bible and the role of the Evangelist is taken by the tenor soloist, who provides a melodious narrative throughout. Including five well-known hymn texts set to new, original melodies, the work further confirms Chilcott’s status as one of the world’s most popular active choral composers. The work is approximately one hour in length.

This project features a chamber choir, brass quintet, viola, cello, organ, timpani, as well as several vocal soloists, including Dr. Robert Hall, John Dodington, Henry Janzen and Rudy Hartmann.

Readers Comments (0)

Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.