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Fri, 17 Sept


St Bartholomew the Great, London

St John Passion

A performance of Bach's St John Passion in the atmospheric St Bartholomew-the-Great. Evangelist | Richard Robbins Jesus | Tristan Hambleton Soprano | Rowan Pierce Alto | Emily Gray Tenor | Hugo Hymas Conductor | Frederick Waxman

Time & Location

17 Sept 2021, 19:00

St Bartholomew the Great, London, W Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE, UK

About the event

Figure is a newly established historical performance ensemble. Our aim is to bring compositions to life in the way their composers intended while championing talented young British musicians from all backgrounds. Figure’s repertoire will range from the Renaissance to the beginning of Modernism in music – anything which would have been originally performed on gut strings is our domain. Figure wants to bring a freshness and dynamism to works known and loved by all by exploring the authentic instruments and techniques appropriate to them, without compromising on immediacy with the audience.

Figure will be releasing a programme for 2021/22 ahead of its launch on the 17th of September, its inaugural performance of Bach’s St John Passion in its new home, St Bartholomew-the-Great. Gabriella Jones leads the orchestra for this project and future projects.

Inspired by the work of scholars and performers including Bruce Haynes and John Butt, Figure will explore the expressive potential of different aspects of music, from articulation to tone colour to flexibility of tempo, to maximise the drama of performance and connect with its listeners as closely as possible. Figure's concerts will be energetic and committed, in a joyful valediction of the pandemic.

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