28 Mar. Bach in a splendid setting.
Johann Sebastian Bach’s St John Passion is offered in Milan’s central cathedral on Holy Wednesday 28 March as the city prepares to celebrate Easter.
First performed in 1724, the oratorio narrates the Passion of Christ as told in St John’s Gospel.
The concert is performed by the Milan “Giuseppe Verdi” Symphony Orchestra and the “Giuseppe Verdi” Symphonic choir, conducted by Ruben Jais and Erina Gambarini respectively.
Entry to the concert is free of charge, and will start at 19.00, with the oratorio beginning at 19.30.
The cathedral administration recommends visitors empty their pockets of metal objects and open their handbags for inspection. Helmets, glass objects and luggage will not be allowed.