Soloists: Colin Doyle (evangelist), Travis Lucas (Jesus), Richard Shapp (Pilate), Donald Hunt (Peter), Paul Marchesano (Servant), TBA (Woman of Jerusalem)
Andrea Lauren Brown (soprano), Jody Kidwell (alto), Luke Grooms (tenor), Richard Zuch (bass)
Saint John Passion, BWV 245
First performed on Good Friday 1724, Bach’s St. John Passion is the older of his two extant Passions (though he may have written up to five), composed during his first year as Thomaskantor in Leipzig. Musically thrilling and spiritually profound, this work narrates the Passion of Christ as told in the Gospel of John, the Passion traditionally read on Good Friday. Like the St. Matthew Passion, this choral masterpiece is a towering attestation of faith—an inspiring work for this sacred day.