The St. Matthew Passion

Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor

Malin Christensson - Soprano

Karen Cargill - Mezzo-soprano

Andrew Staples - Tenor (Evangelist)

Andrew Foster-Williams - Bass-baritone

Luca Pisaroni - Bass-baritone (Jesus)

The Westminster Symphonic Choir - Mixed chorus

The American Boychoir - Boys choir

James Alexander - Stage Director

John H. Weir - Lighting Designer

program

Bach - The Passion According to St. Matthew

Friday, March 29, 2013

8:00 pm Verizon Hall

Originally premiered on Good Friday in 1727, Bach’s setting of the Gospel of St. Matthew features solo voices, children’s choir, double choir, and a double orchestra. Yannick re-introduces this passion oratorio—not performed by the Orchestra in nearly 30 years—over the Easter weekend. These presentations will be staged by renowned theater and opera director James Alexander. Stylized and distilled acting gestures and symbolic lighting add value, understanding, and enjoyment of this Biblical story that contains at its epicenter a very moving human story.

Performed in German with English supertitles.

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Allan R. Scott, Music Director, Helena and Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphonies

Pre-Concert Conversations
St. Matthew Passion concerts are made possible by John H. McFadden and Lisa D. Kabnick in honor of the Woodmere Art Museum
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