Axminster Chamber Choir and Orchestra, cond. Peter Parshall
St. Andrew's Church, Colyton, Devon
Admission free, retiring collection
First performance of the recently published Johannes-passion, 1788 by CPE Bach.
CPEB continued Telemann's commitment to supply an annual Passion setting for the Hamburg Churches. CPE borrowed extensively from Telemann's 1745 setting of the St. John Passion, but composed more 'new' music for this, his final St. John setting. The work lasts about one hour, making it suitable for inclusion in the Hauptgottesdienst on Sunday mornings. Performances took place on successive Sundays during Lent at the five principal churches in Hamburg.