Arvo Pärt Passio

Nicholas Madden Pilate/tenor
Jimmy Holliday Jesus/bass
Emma Walshe soprano
Hannah Cooke mezzo soprano
David de Winter tenor
Stephen Kennedy baritone
Nigel Short conductor


Completed in 1982, this passion setting is one of Pärt’s most popular works and employs his truly original tintinnabuli style. Set by candlelight, Aurora joins the choir Tenebrae to create an immersive audience experience for the Holy Week Festival at St. John’s, Smith Square.

“You couldn’t have asked for a better performance: plush choral sound, heartfelt solos…rich contributions from Aurora Orchestra and all immaculately sculpted by Short.” — The Times

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