Edinburgh Weekend Course. St John Passion
St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral Parish Hall
Friday, 10 February 2012 - Sunday, 12 February 2012, 5pm on Friday 10th
We base our workshops on pieces we are passionate about. This year is no different and we will be working on Bach’s John Passion which is the main drive of our recording initiave for 2012.
It is perhaps no surprise that the John Passion is the next great work on Dunedin's wish list for recordings. While it will match our recording of the Matthew Passion with the use of eight principal singers and a small specialist orchestra, it will also offer a new and exciting perspective on the work. This involves presenting the liturgical surroundings into which Bach's setting is embedded. These include a motet, responsories, four congregational chorales and associated organ preludes. Here then we have the opportunity to recruit a 'congregation' from the Scottish singing community.