Bay Area Classical Harmonies Performs Passion According to Saint John.
- Passion According to
Saint John, by J.S. Bach
May 17th, 18th, and 19th
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Saint John Passion
Conducted by the Director Andrew J. Chung, one of the Bay Areaâs
youngest conductors to visit this piece for the second time; his
conducting style has been described as âlively and heartfelt direction
resonated through every section, from beginning to end.â Mr. Chung
will also be playing the role of Jesus, metaphorically emphasizing the
idea that Jesus Christ had a guiding role in the events leading up to
his death, thus fulfilling his divine purpose as is shown in the
Gospel of St. John. B.A.C.H. presents J.S. Bach's masterpiece, St.
John Passion a second time, since its first performance in 2001 in
Berkeley, Bakersfield and Long Beach. B.A.C.H. is a professional vocal
and orchestral ensemble based in the Bay Area comprised of young
professional musicians dedicated to the promotion of Classical music
to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The soloists are selected
from the chorus, comprised of singers who regularly perform in
professional music ensembles throughout the Bay Area. As it has moved
from a student run group at UC Berkeley to a professional level group,
B.A.C.H. revisits one of its most beloved pieces, performing in three
locations in the Bay Area: San Francisco, Berkeley, and San Jose.
Johannes Passion is a musical composition by Johann Sebastian Bach
that was first performed in 1724. The text for the body of the work is
taken from The Gospel According to St. John chapters 18 and 19. Bach
used Martin Luther's translation of the Bible with only slight
modifications. The program will be performed Thursday, May 17th, at
Trinity Episcopal Church in San Francisco; Friday, May 18th at St.
Mary Magdalene Church in Berkeley and Saturday, May 19th in San Jose.
Thursday, May 17th @7:00PM
Trinity Episcopal Church
1668 Bush Street, San Francisco
Friday, May 18th@7:00PM
Saint Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman Street, Berkeley
Saturday, May 19th@8:00PM
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
81 N 2nd Street, San Jose (map)