St. John Passion (Johannespassion), BWV 245

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Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 5:30pm
Long Beach City College Auditorium | 4901 E. Carson Street, Long Beach, 90808

Pre-Concert Lecture at 4:30pm in Room G122
with LB Camerata Singers Artistic Director Emeritus Dr. David Wilson

Long Beach Camerata Singers and Baroque Symphony Orchestra
Robert Istad, conductor
David Clemensen, continuo

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Soloists:
Jon Lee Keenan, Evangelist
Steve Pence, Pilate & baritone
Abdiel Gonzales, Jesus
Allison Tyler, soprano
I-Chin Betty Lee, mezzo-soprano
Daniel Babcock, tenor

Bach’s setting of the passion story from the Gospel of John is considered to be one of his greatest artistic triumphs.  The extraordinary score combines texts from John, eighteenth-century poetry and German chorales to create a dramatic musical experience in operatic scale.  We are pleased to recreate this powerful piece as it may have been heard in Bach’s time, by performing with Baroque instruments and careful attention to historical tradition. Projected English supertitles will more directly communicate Bach’s dramatic purpose and enhance your listening experience.  This performance promises to be one of the biggest classical music events in Long Beach this season.

In part of the 40th Anniversary of the Long Beach Bach Festival

Tickets: $30 general, $40 preferred seating, $10 student tickets are available at the door with a valid student I.D.