St Finbar's Concert Program


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Friday 7th April, 2023, 7.30pm

St Finbar’s Catholic Church, 52 Levy Street, Glenbrook


Passion-tide and the music of J.S. Bach are inseparably linked. It is almost impossible to pass through the Lenten season without having some contact with the great Baroque master’s settings of the Passions according to St John and St Matthew.

Some of this profound music will again be part of this year’s Good Friday meditation in St Finbar’s Catholic Church, Glenbrook on the evening of Good Friday, 7th April, at 7.30pm. Offering choral and organ music of J.S. Bach together with special readings and meditations, this annual service will feature several of the wonderful chorale settings from the Passions, two choruses from the cantata, “Christ lay in Death’s dark Bonds”, as well as the sublime closing chorus from the St John Passion. In the tradition of the Bach settings, the congregation will also participate, singing some of the great Passion hymns – “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” and “O Sacred Head”.

The Blue Mountains Chorale will be directed by Robert Ampt, who will also perform several Bach organ works. Amy Johansen will accompany the choir on the organ. With great music and a powerful devotional atmosphere, this well-attended service will again be one of the very special offerings during this year’s Lenten season and all are welcome.

There will be a request for a suggested donation: $15, $10 concession.

Inquiries: 0421 105 017