Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s setting of St John’s Gospel epitomises his distinctive tintinnabulist style and is regarded by some as the crowning glory of his music. ‘Passio’ is serenely mesmeric and no less dramatic than Bach’s setting, which we performed last year. Listening to it is a moving, contemplative experience which draws you in to its pure tranquillity and beauty. It gives us enormous pleasure again to be sharing the stage with the splendid musicians of the New London Sinfonia, with whom we have worked over many years.
We are very proud to be supporting the work of the charity LinkAble this year. This local charity’s principal aim is to champion people with learning disabilities, encouraging them to achieve their potential and raise the quality of life for the whole community. People with learning disabilities face many barriers that exclude them from mainstream society. LinkAble helps to break down these barriers by providing support and a range of sporting, social and leisure activities which would otherwise be unavailable.
Interval refreshments will be served by LinkAble.