Powerful, passionate, hypnotic. Immerse yourself in its luminous choral tapestry, mesmeric melodies and some of the lowest notes you’ll ever hear sung. "Concerts given by Ex Cathedra are never just concerts" (Bachtrack review)
Good Friday - Bach St John Passion 300th
300 years after its first performance, Bach’s St John Passion remains as powerful and profound as it must have been in 1724. The human drama of the story and the supreme beauty of Bach’s music - heightened by poignant colours of the period instruments - makes this a compelling Easter pilgrimage whatever your belief.
We're very excited to share this short film with you. It's only 49 seconds, but we've packed a lot in - enjoy! We'd love to welcome you. Find out how and where you can hear us live, how you can get involved, and how you can support us - here on our website - welcome!
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"Unity was inspired by reflecting upon my own experiences of integration" says composer Dan Ludford-Thomas. "Initially the task was to write a song inspired by the Commonwealth Games. When we invited Anderton Park Primary School it became much more meaningful to me. The children sent me their words around the theme “unity” and this inspired me to reflect upon my own experiences. It was my particular fight as a child and my call to all." This film is possible thanks to a number of funders, including Birmingham Music Education Partnership and forms part of A Creative City Project generously funded by Birmingham City Council.