Good Friday St John Passion

Friday 7 April, 7-9pm

Bach’s St.John Passion is one of the most famous choral pieces ever written. He wrote it to be performed by his Church Choir in Leipzig on Good Friday, 7th April, 1724.

The music is arguably the most vivid , and dramatic setting of any biblical text by any composer. Bach’s description in sound of the last hours of Jesus’s life concentrates the mind on the realities of the Passion story in a unique way.

It is thrilling that the Cathedral Choir is once again able to present this wonderful work on Good Friday, after the arid years of Covid and its consequences. We hope that this performance on 7 April will be as exciting in its own way as that first performance in Leipzig, precisely 299 years ago.

All are warmly welcome. Please book your tickets in advance on this page of the website.


Adults - £10

Under 16s - Free

April 7, 2023
Opening times
Friday 7 April 7-9pm
Nave 12 College GreenGloucesterGL1 2LX
Adult £10
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