Bach: St. John Passion
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. In this concert, the Duke Evensong Singers, along with soloists and orchestra, perform Schumann's edition of St. John Passion, under the direction of Mr. Christopher Jacobson, FRCO, the chapel's organist. Purchase tickets at tickets.duke.edu. Parking is available for $5 in the Bryan Center Garage at 125 Science Drive. ADA parking is available in surface lot next to the garage. Learn more about this year's Chapel Music season at chapel.duke.edu/music.