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Pärt Passio by candlelight

  • St Bartholomew-the-Great West Smithfield London, England, EC1A 9DS United Kingdom (map)

Rupert Gough, Associate Music Director of the festival, brings together singers from two of his choirs, soloists from the Choir of St Bartholomew the Great, and the Chapel Choir of Royal Holloway for this performance of Arvo Pärt's remarkable Passio: this stunning 70-minute work for soloists, choir, violin, oboe, cello, bassoon and organ is based on the Latin text of St John, and will also feature instrumentalists from resident ensemble, the Brandenburg Sinfonia. The concert includes Allegri's beautiful Miserere, and Lotti's Crucifixus, all in the beautiful surroundings of the historic and much-admired Great St Bart's.

  • Arvo Pärt Passio
  • Lotti Crucifixus
  • Allegri Miserere

Choir of Royal Holloway
Soloists from the Choir of St Bartholomew the Great
Brandenburg Sinfonia
Conductor - Rupert Gough

Tickets £23 (premium) £18 (unreserved) children £5 - book online now.

The premium package includes reserved seat + programme + interval drink.


The Choir of Royal Holloway is considered to be one of the finest mixed-voice collegiate choirs in Britain. Their recordings on the Hyperion label have attracted top reviews from all major music publications. Equally at home on the concert platform, the choir gives 50-plus concerts a year with a particular specialism in music from the late renaissance and contemporary music, especially from the Baltic states. The choir also benefits from a unique training programme in collaboration with The King's Singers, Royal Holloway's Ensemble in Residence.

Artistic Director of the Brandenburg Choral Festival Robert Porter founded the Brandenburg Sinfonia in 1980 and it quickly became one of the country's busiest freelance orchestras, playing for choral societies, opera productions and world-renowned soloists all over London, the South-East and further afield. For many years the orchestra has been resident at Thaxted Festival in Essex, performing several orchestral concerts each season, including a family concert alongside its own outreach programme. Along with sister ensemble the Brandenburg Baroque Soloists, the Brandenburg Sinfonia is resident at the Choral Festival, featuring in many concerts throughout the year.

Earlier Event: March 21
Fringe Club!
Later Event: March 23