Neighborhood Concert Bach St. John Passion: Friday, March 15, 2013, 7pm, Cathedral of St. John

Date: Friday 15 March 2013

Time: 07:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, March 15, 2013, 7pm
Cathedral of St. John

MAXINE THÉVENOT, conductor
POLYPHONY: VOICES OF NEW MEXICO, choir
PAULA SWALIN, soprano
JEFFREY FREULER, countertenor
STEVEN WILSON, Evangelist
LAWRENCE  JONES, tenor
CHRISTOPHER  HERBERT, baritone
EDMUND  CONNOLLY, bass-baritone

BACH: St. John Passion (Program Notes)

The New Mexico Philharmonic presents Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. John Passion, in two performances on March 15th and 17th, 2013.  The St. John Passion is a sacred oratorio which recounts Jesus’s final days from the perspectives of Jesus, Pontius Pilate, Peter, and our narrator, the Evangelist.  The St. John Passion was the first major work that Bach wrote in his newly appointed position in Leipzig, a position for which he was not the first choice, and a position that he would remain in until his death in 1750.  The oratorio combines chorales, choruses, recitatives, arias, and ariosos, the text derived from chapters 18 and 19 of the Luther Bible from the Gospel According to St. John, as well as additional poetry, written by an unknown source.

Program Book:

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