Gippeswyk Singers

Gippeswyk Singers are delighted to present St John Passion by JS Bach on Friday 30th March (Good Friday) in partnership with Music in Felixstowe, conducted by Geoff Lavery. Gippeswyk Singers will be joined by four professional young soloists and the Classic Chamber Orchestra, consisting of the finest musicians in East Anglia, for this very poetic portrayal of the crucifixion story.

The St John Passion is an expressive and dramatic oratorio which takes us through the fiercely sorrowful events of Good Friday with all its darkness and despair. However, it is also a deeply reflective and optimistic piece. Bach’s music becomes infused with light and hope as it leads us with great beauty to the promise of the redeeming love of the Resurrection.

The soloists are Sarah Gallop – soprano, Chloe Pardoe – mezzo, William Searle – tenor (Evangelist), Michael Collins – bass (Christ) and Brian Latchem – bass (Pilate).

Gippeswyk Singers are an accomplished and expressive chamber choir based in Ipswich, who have performed regularly for over 40 years throughout East Anglia as well as concert tours further afield.  Musical director Geoff Lavery conducted their 2017 Snape Maltings debut in a sellout performance of Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius. Together with Beccles Choral Society and the Lambeth Orchestra, the concert received rapturous reviews.

The performance takes place at St John’s Church in Felixstowe at 7.30pm, with conductor Geoff Lavery giving a pre-concert talk at 7.10pm.

Tickets are available from choir members, from Stillwater Books in Felixstowe. Call them on 01394 670 633 or email: [email protected]. Please book ahead to avoid disappointment!

This season Gippeswyk Singers are supporting the following local charities: Bipolar UK (Ipswich) and Sound On Talking Newspaper (Ipswich & District).

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