St. John At St. John: The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine Presents J. S. Bach’s St. John Passion
Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Grand Finale of the Cathedral’s 2013-14 Great Music in a Great Space Series
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street)
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine concludes its 2013-14 Great Music in a Great Space concert series with Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. John Passion. Brought together under the baton of Director of Music Kent Tritle, the combined musical forces of the Cathedral Choir, Chorale, and Choristers, with the Cathedral Orchestra, and featuring soloists Lawrence Jones (Evangelist); Neil Netherly (Christus); Amy Justman (soprano); Kisten Sollek (contralto); John Tiranno (tenor); and Peter Stewart (baritone), present Bach’s famously dramatic setting of the Passion story on Tuesday, April 8th , at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan.
The St. John Passion features powerful opening and closing choruses combined with dramatic crowd scenes, poignant arias, and a compelling narrative to tell the story of Christ’s arrest, trial, and death on the Cross.
The concert will be performed from the proscenium of the Great Choir.
Great Music in a Great Space is a series of public concerts inspired by world musical traditions and the Cathedral’s 100-year history of diverse and exhilarating musical events. Launched in 2012, Great Music in a Great Space resumes and re-imagines the legendary Cathedral concert and recital series from the 1980s, which showcased the most exciting composers and performers in the world of choral and orchestral music, consistently drawing capacity crowds. The concerts introduce a broad array of cultural idioms and explore choral, organ and orchestral music from around the world as well as from the Anglican tradition.
Tickets start at $25. For more information on this and future 2013/2014 series performances or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.stjohndivine.org/visit/calendar/events/music/3926/the-great-choir-st-john-passion.