John Passion

St Martin in the Fields Trafalgar Square, London, United Kingdom

Bach’s ‘little Passion’, as Schumann famously called it, was unveiled to the Leipzig congregation on Good Friday 1724, 300 years ago almost to the day. It was Bach’s first Passion, and although more slender than the Matthew that would follow three years later, it remains his first piece of grand storytelling. While the Matthew Passion is a […]

£14.40 – £32

Sean Shibe meets Dunedin Consort

Milton Court 1 Milton Street, London, United Kingdom

Guitarist Sean Shibe takes centre stage in this folk-inspired programme, which traces the roots of the Scottish-Canadian diaspora in music from the Renaissance to the present day. From the exquisite delicacy of the Scottish lute manuscripts and Dowland’s heart-rending Lachrimae, we course through Purcell and Geminiani to meet Sir James MacMillan’s timeless From Galloway and […]

£10 – £38

Scattered Rhymes: choral tour

Wigmore Hall 36 Wigmore St, London, United Kingdom

The Song of Songs plunges us into a lush world of ripe fruits, deep waters, scorching heats, and cooling shades. This intense imagery — the Hebrew Bible’s richest and most succulent — drives poetry that is both straightforwardly erotic and tantalisingly allegorical in its exploration of love both human and divine. This heady combination invites […]

£6 – £50