American Bach Soloists: St. John Passion

American Bach Soloists: St. John Passion

7:00 p.m.

2300 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Celebrate the 300th anniversary of the creation of this masterwork!

The great Passions of J. S. Bach remain unparalleled in their dramatic impact and universally experienced emotional effects. Bach took the genre to new worlds of expression, incorporating new Italianate operatic elements with the Lutheran tradition of sung chorales. The result is a powerful force of rhetoric that tells the Passion story reinforced by personalized illuminations.

This is music that transcends cultural, religious, and theatrical boundaries between performers and audience members, drawing in listeners as historical participants. Maestro Thomas, one of the Baroque music world’s most celebrated Bach specialists, brings his unique and insightful perspectives to the podium in definitive performances that are profoundly beautiful and moving.

Matthew Hill, tenor (Evangelista)
Mischa Bouvier, bass-baritone (Christus)
Julie Bosworth, soprano • Ágnes Vojtkó, mezzo-soprano
Steven Brennfleck, tenor • Jesse Blumberg, baritone
American Bach Soloists & Cantorei
Jeffrey Thomas, conductor

Tickets are available for purchase on the American Bach Soloists website.

The program will last approximately 2 hours & 30 minutes including one intermission.

Learn more about the music! Go In-Depth on Baroque and Dig into Historically Informed Performance Practice! 45 minutes prior to the performance, ticket holders can enjoy a free and informative lecture given by an ABS musician.