MAY FESTIVAL: BACH'S ST. MATTHEW PASSION
SAT MAY 25 | 7:00 pm | Music Hall
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Bach's Passion is an opportunity to marvel at the reach of human invention and perfection in all its forms.
BACH: St. Matthew Passion
Juanjo Mena, conductor
Berit Norbakken Solset, soprano
Carlos Mena, countertenor
Werner Gura, tenor (evangelist)
Ben Bliss, tenor
James Newby, baritone (Jesus)
Hanno Muller-Brachmann, bass-baritone
May Festival Chorus, Robert Porco, director
May Festival Youth Chorus, Matthew Swanson, director
Concert Duration3 hours and 15 minutes
- Ideal for: Baroque enthusiasts! Attend if you like art on a grand scale, the global made personal, chamber music and the experience of a true masterwork.
- The May Festival closes with Bach’s masterpiece, viewed by some as the composer’s supreme achievement. There is nothing like the St. Matthew Passion.
- Bach’s St Matthew Passion has been a May Festival favorite since it was first performed at Music Hall in 1882.
Join musicologist Daniel Melamed and May Festival Associate Director of Choruses and Director of the Youth Chorus Matthew Swanson in Springer Auditorium one hour before the concert to get closer to the music with a pre-concert talk.