Grace Lutheran Church and School


Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244

Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244

Saturday, March 28, 2020, 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Group: Bach Vespers, Church

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Bach’s largest work, the St. Matthew Passion is scored for two choirs, two orchestras, and several soloists. According to modern scholarship the Passion may have been performed as early as 1727; previously it was thought that the Passion was not performed until 1729, when indeed it was performed for a second time. Nonetheless, this masterpiece of Western music continues to be the “desert island” piece for many as it speaks to the heart of the Christian faith, that Christ died for us and for our salvation.

Saturday, March 28, 6:00 p.m. (Preview lecture at 5:00 p.m.)
Sunday, March 29, 4:00 p.m. (Preview lecture at 3:00 p.m.)

Presented in concert with 15-minute intermission.
Admission is free; a free-will offering will be received.

Bach Cantata Vespers Chorus and Orchestra
in collaboration with Chicago Choral Artists
Grace Cantor Michael D. Costello, conducting

Hoss Brock, tenor (Evangelist)
Keven Keys, baritone (Jesus)
Maura Janton Cock, soprano
Karen Brunssen, mezzo-soprano
Sarah Ponder, mezzo-soprano
Ryan Townsend Strand, tenor
Douglas Anderson, baritone

Bethany Lutheran Schola Cantorum, Naperville, Illinois, ripieno chorus
Michael Scott Giuliani, director

Pre-concert lecture by Carl Grapentine in the Sanctuary one hour prior to each performance.

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