|Bach's ST JOHN PASSION
Aaron Sheehan tenor (Evangelista)
William Sharp baritone (Christus)
Clara Rottsolk soprano
Brennan Hall countertenor (debut)
Derek Chester tenor
Joshua Copeland baritone
with the American Bach Choir
The great Passions of J. S. Bach remain unparalleled in their dramatic impact and universally experienced emotional effects. Bach took the genre to new worlds of expression, incorporating the Lutheran tradition of chorales with newer, Italianate operatic elements. The result is a powerful force of rhetoric that tells the Passion story reinforced by personalized illuminations of onlookers. Maestro Thomas, one of the Baroque music world's most celebrated Bach specialists, brings his unique and insightful perspectives to the podium in definitive performances that are profoundly beautiful and moving.
These performances are generously sponsored by
Hugh Davies & Kaneez Munjee and The Estate of Philip Eisenberg.
Read about the program in The Davis Enterprise, written by Jeff Hudson.