Passio

St Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny
24 March 2013
St Peter's Cathedral, Belfast
25 March 2013
Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
26 March 2013

The hauntingly simple soundworld of Arvo Pärt’s setting of the St John Passion or Passio is the quintessential example of hte tintinnabuli style for whic hteh composer is best known.  Lasting little over and hour, Passio is scored for tenor and bass soloists, Evangelist Quartet, instrumental quartet and choir.  Conducted by Paul Hillier, the series is presented with the award-winning Theatre of Voices from Denmark and YXUS Ensemble from Estonia – both performing in Ireland for the first time.

PassioArvo Pärt
The National Chamber Choir of Ireland
Theatre of Voices, Denmark
Yxus Ensemble, Estonia
Paul HillierConductor