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31 events
11 reviews
3 stars
The seats in the balcony at the church are close together, so if you have long legs, try to sit downstairs where the pews are comfortably spaced.
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Pat
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1 review
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Yummy cookies during intermission! Save room.....
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J.S. Bach's "St. John Passion"
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30 events
7 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 26 2013

A stunningly beautiful performance.

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5 events
1 review
3 stars
attended Jan 26 2013

Wonderful performance. The place of the performance, made it even more special.

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Website

http://www.americanbach.org

Description

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

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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.

About the Ticket Supplier: American Bach Soloists

Named "the best American specialists in early music" by The Washington Post, the American Bach Soloists (ABS) was founded in 1989 with the mission of introducing contemporary audiences to the cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach through historically informed performances. Under the leadership of cofounder and music director Jeffrey Thomas--named "a superstar among oratorio tenors" by The Wall Street Journal--the ensemble has achieved its vision of assembling the world's finest vocalists and period-instrument performers to bring this brilliant music to life.