St John Passion by J.S. Bach

The Chapel Choir’s cycle of Baroque masterworks brings them back to J.S. Bach’s St John Passion this season with two performances on the weekend before Easter.  Halley describes the piece as “possibly Bach’s most intense and dramatic work.” Halley explains, “Bach was clearly moved by the gospel texts and the profound effect of these words on him has resulted in music of enormous power and poignancy.”

The choir will be joined by 17 instrumentalists playing a mix of period and modern instruments, and 6 vocal soloists from the early music scene in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. The University of King’s College has won a reputation for presenting world-class performances of the great Baroque masterworks right here in Nova Scotia.