St. Matthew and St. John Passion

St. Matthew Passion


The St. Matthew Passion is revered as one of the quintessential masterpieces of western classical music. Originally premiered on Good Friday in 1727, The Passion According to St. Matthew, BWV 244, is a dramatic integration of scripture, new poetry, and great hymns of the Lutheran tradition. Bach's sublime setting creates a portrayal of the Passion that is both profoundly human and divine.

St. Matthew Passion will be performed one night:

Thursday, March 3, 2016, 7-10pm
Trinity Church (Broadway at Wall Street)
J.S. Bach - St. Matthew Passion
Julian Wachner, conductor

St. John Passion


From its roiling opening chorus to its compelling conclusion, J.S. Bach's acclaimed St. John Passion, BWV 245, chronicles the final days of Jesus. "Impassioned singing and playing" brings Bach's score to life "with contemporary immediacy" (Opera News) in this tour de force, performed by an international cast of singer-actors and the renowned Apollo's Singers chorus.

St. John Passion will be performed one night:

Saturday, March 12, 2016, 8-10pm
St. Paul's Chapel (Broadway and Fulton)
J.S. Bach - St. John Passion
Apollo's Singers Chorus
Jeannette Sorrel, conductor