The performance of the Passion of Christ that closed the Lent term was accomplished by a mature and talented Sixth Form year group. The play recalls the final days of Jesus’ life – from his entry into Jerusalem, to his crucifixion five days later – and all of the complex plotting, political side-stepping and betrayal that facilitated Jesus’ downfall. The Passion Play is a moving story that required a deep intensity and thoughtfulness, which the Sixth Form delivered.
The play was led by a striking and convincing Jesus, whose authority lay not in his anger but in his calm acceptance and
The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, has won a BBC Music Magazine Award for its recording of Deo, a collection of sacred works by the late composer and College Honorary Fellow, Jonathan Harvey.
It is the first time that a collegiate or cathedral choir has won the award for choral music at the prestigious ceremony. BBC Music Magazine is the world’s best-selling classical music monthly, and the awards are the only celebration of classical releases in which the winners in each of the main categories are chosen by the general public.
Deo was released in May last year, and was the