Cathedral Events

Sunday, March 28, 2010 4 PM

Johann Sebastian Bach: St. John Passion

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The St. John Passion

On Palm Sunday, the Cathedral Choir once again turns to the uniquely moving St. John Passion. This masterwork tells the story of Christ’s betrayal, death, and resurrection, vividly and affectingly pointing to the deepest meaning of the Passion.

The Washington National Cathedral Combined Choirs and Baroque Orchestra perform under conductor Michael McCarthy. Soloists: Rufus Müller, Evangelist; Christòpheren Nomura, Christus; Gillian Keith, soprano; Clare Wilkinson, mezzo-soprano; Alan Bennett, tenor; Craig Phillips, bass-baritone.

The concert runs just shy of 2 hours.

Pre-concert Discussion. Sunday afternoon at 2:30 in Perry Auditorium, J. Reilly Lewis will lead a discussion of the Passion. Dr. Lewis is music director of the Cathedral Choral Society, founding director of the Washington Bach Consort, a prize-winning organist, and a noted Bach scholar. This discussion is free and open to all.

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