Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 8 PM
Emmanuel Church - 15 Newbury Street, Boston
This sacred oratorio brims with the beautiful yet unrelenting musical and textual tension found between gentle reflective arias and brutal crowd choruses. Betrayal, torment, and death commingle with messages of peace and hope in this complex and evocative work.
A pre-concert conversation at 7 PM with Artistic Director Ryan Turner, The Rev. Pamela L. Werntz, and Cantor Lynn Torgove addresses the poignant and sensitive issues raised by this work.
Evangelist: Matthew Anderson
Jesus: Dana Whiteside
Roberta Anderson; Brenna Wells, soprano
Deborah Rentz-Moore; Krista River, alto
Jonas Budris; Frank Kelley, tenor
Bradford Gleim; Mark McSweeney; Paul Max Tipton, bass
Read the press release Emmanuel Music Celebrates Bach's Birthday with a Passion
Tickets General: $30.00, 2nd Tier: $50.00, 1st Tier: $70.00, Patron: $150, Student: $10
Special Pre-Concert Dinner Package
On every concert date, the neighboring 4-Star Taj Boston Café will be serving a 3-course dinner for $40 per person for Emmanuel concert ticket holders only. Click here for menu and more info. Please call 617.598.5255 to reserve. Reservations must be made by 5 PM the day before the concert.
Click here for menu and more info.
The Emmanuel Music recording of St. John Passion (1725 version) is available on CD and can be purchased here. Performed by The Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music with Craig Smith, conducting. The Boston Globe called the recording "A wonderful souvenir of a recent moment in the history of a beloved institution... it is a beautiful and touching performance of a great work."
The St. John Passion is the culmination of Boston Bach Birthday 330! Celebrate with our colleagues at First Lutheran Boston and end the day at Emmanuel!