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The Judas Passion

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St John's Smith SquareSmith Square, London, London, Greater London, SW1P 3HA, United Kingdom
On Monday 25 September 2017 at 19:00

Can the ultimate betrayal ever be forgiven?

Can the ultimate betrayal ever be forgiven, we ask in this provocative new chronicle of Jesus’ final days, told through the eyes of Judas Iscariot, the disciple who sold him for 30 pieces of silver.

Written for our period instruments by Sally Beamish, The Judas Passion echoes Bach’s great Passions in its exploration of the Last Supper and the Easter story.

But with a sizzling text by poet and screenwriter David Harsent, it asks us to reconsider Judas and poses some very different questions. Was what he did necessary? Could he have done any differently? And can he be forgiven?

This exciting new Passion is accompanied by All Words of Forgiveness, a literary project exploring the role of forgiveness in contemporary society.

A co-commission with Philharmonia Baroque, San Francisco.

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