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J.S. Bach’s St John Passion

April 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

J.S. Bach’s St John Passion will be performed at 8 pm on Good Friday, April 15, 2022, in the Pro-Cathedral, Manchester Street.

Written for Good Friday, 1724, the Passion is a compact and intensely dramatic setting of St John’s description of Christ’s last hours.
Soloists will be Olivia Webb, Louisa Pilkington, Ken Joblin, Wally Enright, and Chris Whelan, with Adrian Lowe as the Evangelist, and tenor soloist. The orchestra will be led by Natalia M. Lomeiko, Continuo will be provided by Janet Cubey, cello, with Grant Bartley, organ, and the performance will be directed by Don Whelan.

On Easter Sunday morning, the 11 a.m. Solemn Mass will include Handel’s Worthy Is The Lamb & Amen chorus, the Byrd motet Haec Dies, and Mozart’s Coronation Mass.



April 15
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral
373 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8013 New Zealand
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