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First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way Berkeley, CA 94704
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5.0 / 5 Rated by 3 members
Review from Boogie
74 events 25 reviews

Helps if you speak what I think must be german. The musicians and the conductor and the soloists are superb. The costumes are elegant. I felt under dressed in jeans and a pull-over. The venue is amazingly accurate for this type of a performance...continued

reviewed Jan 26 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Al Hoffman
30 events 7 reviews

A stunningly beautiful performance.

reviewed Jan 26 2013 report as inappropriate
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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.

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