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Brockes Passion HWV 48

Brockes Passion HWV 48

‘The English Concert were nothing short of brilliant’ New York Times 

Internationally acclaimed Handel specialists Harry Bicket and The English Concert return to the London Handel Festival for a Holy Week performance of the Brockes Passion.  

The librettist of the work Barthold-Heinrich Brockes described his libretto as ‘The Story of Jesus, Suffering and Dying for the Sins of the World’.  The origins and first performance of this work remain a great mystery. However, what is clear is that Brockes Passion is like no other composed by Handel. This deeply contemplative and meditative work for choir, soloists and orchestra reflects Handel at his most spiritual and reflective. 

This performance is part of The English Concert’s Handel for all series  


Conductor Harry Bicket

The English Concert 

Sopranos Hilary Cronin, Nardus Williams 

Alto Jess Dandy 

Tenor Rob Murray 

Bass Morgan Pearse 

Online preview for ticket holders and Members – March 26th 

The libretto and translation can be downloaded here.

Further Information

Length: 2hr 45min (including one interval)

Tickets: £15 – £65 (please note, £15 tickets have heavily restricted views)

Nearest tube: Bond Street (Central, Jubilee and Elizabeth line) | Oxford Circus (Victoria, Central and Bakerloo line).


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