Music for Passiontide

Elizabeth Charlesworth, Naomi Jahoda & John Bashforth
Group type: Soloists
  • Sunday 7 April
    4.00 – 5.00pm
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seasonal sacred music

This season of Lent has inspired much solemn music from Pergolesi, Bach and Handel. There will be solos and duets, including the well-known Panis Angelicus by César Franck, in its duet version reflecting the solemnity of Passiontide, but it is also a time of rejoicing, as will be heard in the excerpt from Bach’s St Matthew Passion and Rossini’s Stabat Mater. The programme will include two favourites from Handel’s Messiah as well as lesser known pieces, such as John Ireland’s setting of the words ‘It is a thing most wonderful’.


Elizabeth Charlesworth (soprano), Naomi Jahoda (contralto) and John Bashforth (organ)


  • Bach: Jesus Saviour (St Matthew Passion)
  • Handel: He Was Despised; I Know that My Redeemer Liveth (Messiah); And Shall My Sin-stain'd Soul (2nd Passion); O Had I Jubal's Lyre (Joshua)
  • Mendelssohn: I Waited for the Lord; O Rest in the Lord
  • Franck: Panis Angelicus
  • Rossini: Fac ut Portem (Stabat Mater)
  • Pergolesi: Quando Corpus (Stabat Mater)
  • Ireland: Ex Ore Innocentum

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