7-00pm Saturday 4 April 2020
JS Bach – St John Passion
Oxford Bach Soloists
Director: Tom Hammond-Davies
Evangelist: Ben Johnson; Christ: Humphrey Thompson
Generously sponsored by Dr Donatus Prinz von Hohenzollern
The Oxford Bach Soloists (OBS) is a Baroque ensemble whose ambition is to perform, in sequence, the complete canon of JS Bach’s vocal works over 12 years. Founded by Tom Hammond-Davies (Artistic Director) in 2015, OBS offers a unique musical experience that converges composer, performer, and audience.
Their mission is distinctive and pioneering: while there have been many recordings and performances of the complete vocal works of JS Bach, no ensemble has ever mounted a cycle of performances in chronological order, programmed in real-time, and in the context for which they were conceived. OBS has set out to perform Bach’s works as he himself would have realised them with performers, instruments, and venues that echo the university and churches of Bach’s hometown of Leipzig.
There will be reserved seats for TBS Sponsors who will be contacted individually, and a priority seating area will be reserved for TBS Friends and their guests until 5 minutes before the start of the concert.
Others are most welcome and may take seats anywhere else.