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Sat 23 Mar 2013

Kings Place Hall Two

Bach Unwrapped: Sing the Passions

Time: 2:00pm

Admission: £19.50

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Venue telephone: 020 7520 1490

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In this workshop amateur singers are invited to join Rob Howarth, OAE keyboard director and a professional soloist, to have a closer look at some of the Passion choruses.

Every Easter, Bach’s Passions are performed up and down the country – as much a part of the musical calendar as Handel’s Messiah.

This is a unique opportunity to get to know some of the choruses better to enrich your listening experience, in the company of OAE principal keyboardist, Robert Howarth. We’ll be taking a closer look at some of the more dramatic choruses, both in terms of their music and context, and also singing them, with a professional soloist taking the role of the Evangelist.

Suitable for all singers – some knowledge of the Passions beneficial, but not essential.

Sessions lasts 3 hours including break.

Venue details

Nearest tube station: King's Cross St. Pancras
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  • Will these be sung in German please?

    Andrea Liu Tue Sep 11 2012
  • Hi Andrea, yes they will be in German.

    oae Wed Sep 19 2012
  • Marvellous!

    Andrea Liu Thu Oct 4 2012
  • Do you know at this point which choruses will be focused on? Also, do participants bring their own score? Thanks

    Bryan Mon Mar 11 2013
  • Hi Bryan,
    All bookers will be emailed by the end of this week about scores and more specific details for the day but I can confirm that we’ll be looking the following sections: St John: Numbers 2b and d, 12b, 16b, 18b, 21d and 27b. St Matthew: Numbers 27b, 36b and d, 38b, 45b, 50b and d, 53b and 58b and d and hopefully ending with everyone singing Ecce, quomodo of Jacob Handl as the Passions always ended that way in Bach’s day…depending on time!
    Hope this helps.

    oae Tue Mar 12 2013