Bach - St John Passion

Bach - St John Passion

Ama Deus Ensemble • Soloists, Chorus & Baroque Orchestra

St. Katharine of Siena Church, Wayne

Colin Doyle - Evangelist
Travis Lucas - Jesus
Richard Shapp - Pilate
Donald Hunt - Peter
Andrea Lauren Brown - soprano
Jody Kidwell - alto
Luke Grooms - tenor
Richard Zuch - bass

First performed on Good Friday 1724, Bach’s Saint 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 Saint Matthew Passion, this choral masterpiece is a towering attestation of faith—an inspiring work for this sacred day.

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes, including one intermission