Bach's St. John Passion | Heinz Memorial Chapel | Classical | Pittsburgh City Paper

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Bach's St. John Passion

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In March 2019, we present one of the greatest oratorios of all time, Bach’s St. John Passion. Bach’s setting of scripture and poetry is a deeply human and intensely dramatic musical telling of the betrayal, suffering, and death of Christ. Its universal human themes include friendship and sacrifice, loyalty and betrayal, cruelty and compassion. Noted interpreter of Bach, tenor Joseph Gaines returns to Pittsburgh and to Resonance Works as the Evangelist, ten years after first performing this masterwork with conductor Maria Sensi Sellner. An octet of aria soloists will also serve as the core of the small chamber chorus.

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