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Bach Musica Presents: St John Passion

[Updated 5/3/14: Unfortunately, Anna Pierard has had to pull out of our Bach St John Passion, being held at the Auckland Town Hall on 30 March 2014. Georgia Jamieson Emms is taking her place as Soprano. David Hamilton will be featuring as Tenor.]

Media Release 7 February 2014

Bach's St John Passion is a pillar of classical music which has attracted audiences world-wide for many centuries. It is full of drama contrasted by deeply moving melodies and harmonies. Music for the soul!
Our performance of Bach's St John Passion will be a historic event, as we will feature (most likely for the very first time ever in NZ) two authentic viola' d'amores (extra large Baroque violas used by Bach) and a viola da gamba in one of the arias.

One of the viola d'mores belongs to the Auckland University and was originally owned by the German composer Paul Hindemith. The performers are John Thomson & Sophia Acheson (viola d'amore) and Polly Sussex (viola da gamba).

Bach Musica NZ is one of New Zealand’s leading classical music ensembles, presenting a wide range of music from Baroque to 21st century. Its motto is “Music that touches the soul”.
Please purchase your tickets in advance and choose your favourite seat!
or phone 0800 111 999, or (09) 970 9700 or become a 2014 Bach Musica NZ Subscriber (and we’ll send the tickets to you!).

Our exciting 2014 concert series can be downloaded from our website ( and you can subscribe online, or we can post you a brochure to you on request.

What: Bach St John Passion
When: Sunday, 30 March, 5pm
Where: Auckland Town Hall
Who: Bach Musica NZ ( Georgia Jamieson Emms - soprano
Stephan Diaz - countertenor
David Hamilton - tenor
Jared Holt - baritone
David Griffiths - baritone

Tickets: $40 Adults, $35 Senior Citizens, $10 student with ID, Children under 12 free.
EFTPOS available Book now at or phone 0800 111 999, or (09) 970 9700 Tickets may also be purchased at the door.


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