Concordia to Present the St. Matthew Passion
Apr 17, 2012FOR MORE INFORMATION:
GORDON MOE, associate director, Music Organizations
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
CONCORDIA TO PRESENT THE ST. MATTHEW PASSION
The Concordia Orchestra and Concordia Choirs will perform J.S. Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion” at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in Memorial Auditorium. Dr. René Clausen, conductor of the work, will present a pre-concert lecture at 6:15 p.m. in Memorial Auditorium.
Faculty and approximately 450 student performers present this sacred oratorio written in 1727 for solo voices, double choir and double orchestra. It is widely regarded as one of the masterpieces of classical sacred music.
Guest soloist Christopher Cock of Valparaiso University will be playing the role of the Evangelist and Concordia vocal performance major Erik Krohg will play the role of Jesus. In addition, faculty soloists Lucy Thrasher, soprano, and Holly Janz, alto, and 19 Concordia students will be featured in solo roles.
The concert is free and open to the public.