Yale Schola Cantorum and Juilliard415 | Bach's St. John Passion

Event time: 
Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: 
Woolsey Hall See map
500 College St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Masaaki Suzuki, conductor

 

with Yale Baroque Ensemble

presented in collaboration with The Juilliard School with support from Yale School of Music.


Preconcert talk by Markus Rathey | 7 PM
Sterling-Sheffild-Strathcona Hall (opposite Woolsey Hall)

Read complete program notes by Markus Rathey

Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. John Passion, composed in 1724, is often seen as the “little sister” of the grandiose St. Matthew Passion. However, the earlier work is a masterwork in its own right. Bach sets passion text from the gospel of John in highly dramatic fashion in a dense dialogue of recitatives, arias, and large scale choral movements. The suffering and death of Jesus Christ is depicted as an act of divine splendor and revelation; and in one aria it even gives a short glimpse of the glory of Easter morning.

Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. John Passion, composed in 1724, is often seen as the “little sister” of the grandiose St. Matthew Passion. However, the earlier work is a masterwork in its own right. Bach sets passion text from the gospel of John in highly dramatic fashion in a dense dialogue of recitatives, arias, and large scale choral movements. The suffering and death of Jesus Christ is depicted as an act of divine splendor and revelation; and in one aria it even gives a short glimpse of the glory of Easter morning.

 

Admission: 
Free
Open to: 
General Public

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