A memorable Bach St John Passion in St Albans Cathedral

Sinfonia Verdi first performed in St Albans Cathedral almost twenty years ago and, during this time, the orchestra has collaborated with the wonderful St Albans Bach Choir on many occasions, performing the whole range of choral repertoire from baroque works on original instruments, led by our fantastic baroque leader Kati Debretzeni, through to twentieth century repertoire using enormous orchestral forces such as Walton's Belshazzar's Feast. 

On Saturday 17th March, we had a fantastic time performing Bach's St John Passion. The Evangelist, Nicholas Mulroy produced a performance of spellbinding intensity, and a real sense of improvised chamber music in his partnership with Tom Winpenny (organ) and Sebastian Comberti (cello continuo).  The stellar line up of soloists was completed by Thomas Flint (Christus), Rowan Pierce (soprano), Helen Charlston (mezzo), Peter Mitchell (tenor), and Benjamin Bevan (baritone). They and the St Albans Bach Choir under Andrew Lucas were truly inspired - communicating raw emotion with power and precision.