Bach's St. John Passion, Performed by American Bach Soloists
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The last date listed for J.S. Bach's St. John Passion was Saturday January 26, 2013 / 7:30pm (Doors open at 7:00pm).
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American Bach Soloists' 25th-season celebration rolls on with a look at Bach's legacy, as Maestro Jeffrey Thomas leads the ABS and choir through several of the composer's motets and choral pieces, along with vocal works by those he influenced, like Mendelssohn, Brahms, Sandström and Nystedt. In fact, contemporary Norwegian composer Knut Nystedt's Immortal Bach is wholly inspired by Bach's sacred song "Komm, süßer Tod, komm, selge Ruh (Come, sweet death, come, blessed rest)," transforming it into a complex and challenging new setting. Though Bach completed well over 300 cantatas over the course of his productive career, he only created six motets. This performance also includes two of these powerful pieces, along with his early cantata, "Out of the depths I call to thee." Gain more insight into the program at the pre-concert lecture, which begins one hour before the performance. Learn More
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Aaron Sheehan tenor (Evangelista)
William Sharp baritone (Christus)
Clara Rottsolk_ soprano _
Brennan Hall countertenor (debut)
Derek Chester tenor
Joshua Copeland baritone
_with the American Bach Choir
The great Passions of J. S. Bach remain unparalleled in their dramatic impact and universally experienced emotional effects. Bach took the genre to new worlds of expression, incorporating the Lutheran tradition of chorales with newer, Italianate operatic elements. The result is a powerful force of rhetoric that tells the Passion story reinforced by personalized illuminations of onlookers.