Sunday 13 March 7pm St Michael's Barnes

Stainer Crucifixion



The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford

St Michael’s Choir

Barnes Youth Chorus


Alexander Pott organ

Mark Williams conductor


James Oxley tenor

Jonathan Arnold bass

Tickets £25 including pre-concert talk, £20

for concert only​​

One of the most loved and celebrated works in the Anglican canon, Stainer’s Crucifixion is modelled on the epic passion settings by J.S. Bach. Scored for tenor and bass soloists, chorus and organ, the work charts the devastating Passion story from riotous mob scenes to the poignant chorus, ‘God so loved the world’. This work was dedicated to the choir of the Anglo-Catholic parish of St Marylebone in London. Such is the popularity of the congregational hymnody that many are still in regular use as stand-alone works, not least ‘All for Jesus!’.

Described as ‘Intimately Sensuous’ by The Observer, the Chapel Choir of Magdalen College (where Stainer himself was Organist) is one of Britain’s oldest and finest choral traditions.


Concert Patrons, Lord & Lady Patten of Barnes