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Bach: St. John Passion

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Sunday, April 14, 2019
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4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Duke Evensong Singers

In 1851, composer Robert Schumann undertook a revival of Bach's St. John Passion which he described as "bold and poetic." As Mozart did with Messiah, and Mendelssohn with the St. Matthew Passion, Schumann replaced Baroque instruments with more modern alternatives; fortepiano, cello, and bass feature prominently in the recitatives and telling of the Passion narrative.

Contact: Michael Lyle