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St. John Passion: An Easter Oratorio

March 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm MST

This highly controversial work is one of Bach’s most unusual creations. It’s the story of Jesus’ last week of life, based on Books 18 and 19 of the Lutheran Bible, controversial because they’re based on a Gospel source that is widely regarded as anti-Semitic. We’ll explore this issue in a pre-concert talk.

The work features vocal soloists and a small chorus, and uses period instruments like a lute, viola d’amore and viola da gamba to great effect. The challenging Choruses are sung by the professional choristers, while the concert audience is invited to sing along with the simpler Chorales.


March 25, 2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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MusicaNova Orchestra


Scottsdale Presbyterian Church
3421 North Hayden Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85257 United States
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