The long-established and highly regarded Bakwell Choral Society will be performing its next concert on Saturday, March 14, on the back of a successful recruitment drive.
During spring 2014 the choir invited new singers to join them for a performance of Carmina Burana.
This was such an outstanding success that they issued the same invitation at the start of this year and again around 30 people have come along to join the choir to perform Bach’s St John Passion in the town later this month.
The St John Passion is a sacred oratorio composed by Johann Sebastian Bach for the Good Friday Vespers service of 1724.
It is a dramatic representation of the Passion as told in the Gospel of John, constructed of dramatically presented recitatives and choruses, with commentary in reflective chorales and arias, framed by opening and final choruses, leading to a final chorale.
The concert will take place on Saturday, March 14, at Lady Manners School, based on Shutts Lane, Bakewell.
The performance will feature professional soloists Joseph Cornwell (Evangelist), Christopher Foster (Christ), Timothy Nelson (bass), Hannah Davey (soprano), Ben Sawyer (alto).
Alan Eost will be conducting and the choir members are delighted to welcome back the Skipton Camerata Orchestra.
Tickets are £15, students and accompanied children get in free and the tickets can be obtained from Bakewell Bookshop, choir members and on the door or by post from Elizabeth Butcher, The Gabled House, South Church Street, Bakewell, DE45 1FD, 01629 810205 (with SAE & cheque payable to Bakewell Choral Society).
For further details about this concert and future concerts go to the choir’s website www.bakewellchoral.org
n Bakewell Choral Society’s summer concert will be held on Saturday, June 20, at Lady Manners School, at 7.30pm.
A varied concert, including a set of spirituals, will also feature contributions from the Bakewell Silver Band.