Christ's Passion in Context

Event time: 
Saturday, April 1, 2006 - 3:00pm
Event description: 

The Yale Institute of Sacred Music Presents:

Christ’s Passion in Context: Symposium and Musical Offerings


J.S. Bach: St. John Passion (1725 version)

Yale Schola Cantorum

Simon Carrington, conductor

Saturday, April 1, 8:00 p.m.

St. Mary’s Church, 5 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven


Derek Chester, the Evangelist 
Douglas Williams, Jesus
Abigail Haynes and Mellissa Hughes,soprano
Ian Howell and Sylvia Ryder, alto
Steven Caldicott Wilson, tenor
Joshua Copeland, bass

Pre-concert talk at 7:00pm:

“John Meets Matthew: The Second Version of Bach’s St. John Passion”

Markus Rathey, Assistant Professor of Music History, Yale University

Collection of Musical Instruments

15 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven

Marcel Dupré: Le chemin de la croix, op. 29

Martin Jean, organ

Sunday, April 2, 5:00 p.m.

to be performed in the context of a traditional service of the Stations of the Cross 

Christ Church Episcopal, 84 Broadway, New Haven

J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion

Yale Camerata
Marguerite Brooks, conductor

Sunday, April 9, 3:00 p.m.

Woolsey Hall, New Haven


Thomas Cooley, the Evangelist

David Arnold, Jesus

Julia Blue Raspe, Soprano
Judith Malafronte, Mezzo-Soprano
Jeffrey Douma, Tenor
Andrew Wentzel, Bass

Edward Clark, Organ
Stephen Rapp, Organ
Steven Thomas, Cello

Pre-concert talk at 2:00pm:

“Staffing the St. Matthew Passion Then and Now”

Daniel Melamed, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Graduate Studies, Indiana University School of Music

President’s Room

Second floor of Woolsey Hall 


Christ’s Passion in Context

A Symposium on Theological, Historical, and Artistic Considerations of the Passion


“Passion Narratives in the Gospels”

Adela Yarbro Collins, Yale University

“Seeing with the Heart: The Passion of Christ in the Theology and Culture of Early Lutheranism”

Guy Erwin, California Lutheran University

“Sacred Blood: the Rehabilitation of Human Sacrifice”

Jaime Lara, Yale University 


Saturday, April 8, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m (with refreshments).
Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High Street, New Haven
Register free online or by calling 203-432-3220.