Sunday 13 March 7pm St Michael's Barnes
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