Bach's majestic religious work, ST. JOHN PASSION, tells the Christian story of Easter. Here, it is performed by the Hilliard Ensemble, the Evangelist Quartet, and the Western Wind Choir under the assured, impassioned conducting of Paul Hillier. Filmed at the gorgeous Durham Cathedral, Bach's great piece is moving and spiritual.
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Composer Arvo Part wrote "St. John Passion" in such a way that it recalls the purity and timelessness of the great musical Passions from the seventeenth century. Taken from Chapters Eighteen and Nineteen of the "Gospel According to St. John," the piece is sung in Latin and includes an introduction. Durham Cathedral, one of Europe's noblest medieval monuments, provides a fitting backdrop for the performance. Conducted by Paul Hillier.