In September we are embarking in one of our most ambitious projects to date. We are recording Bach’s John Passion in a way never done before and we need your help.
We aim to reconstruct the original liturgical context that a performance of Bach’s John Passion would have enjoyed, all of course informed by John Butt’s scholarship and research. This recording will include organ preludes, an extra motet and harmonised hymn verses performed by Glasgow University Chapel Choir and a congregational choir singing some hymns in unison, more or less exactly what would have happened in a Passion service in Leipzig in 1749. The recording will also give you the opportunity to download some sermons, from three different perspectives, from Linn’s website! We are recruiting about 20 amateur singers to join Dunedin and Glasgow University Chapel Choir to form a congregational choir in a recording session of several hymns from an original Leipzig hymn book of 1682. Auditions have now passed but do register your interest and will arrange a further date of auditions if demand is significant. You will also need to be available for the recording session in the evening of the 12th of September and for 2 rehearsal sessions on the evenings of the 2nd and 9th of September. We will be in touch soon with the music you will need to prepare. We are really looking forward to this project and very much hope you have the time to be part of our world.