Music & Arts - Resonance Works

Event details

  • Sunday | March 24, 2019
  • 03:00 PM -
  • Sanctuary
  • 412-835-6630

Bach's St. John Passion

Resonance Chamber Orchestra & Festival Chorus
Conductor Maria Sensi Sellner

Resonance Works presents one of the greatest oratorios of all time, Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. John Passion. Written in 1724 during his first year in Leipzig, Bach’s setting of scripture and poetry is a deeply human and intensely dramatic musical telling of the betrayal, suffering, and death of Christ. Soloists portray characters such as Jesus, Peter, and Pilate, while the chorus portrays the angry mob, eager for bloodshed. Arias provide moments of reflection on the drama and universal human themes including friendship and sacrifice, loyalty and betrayal, cruelty and compassion.

A noted interpreter of Bach, tenor Joseph Gaines returns to Pittsburgh and to Resonance Works as the Evangelist, ten years after first performing this masterwork with conductor Maria Sensi Sellner. Michael Scarcell portrays Jesus and Joshua Jeremiah sings the role of Pilate. Aria soloists including Katy Williams, Thespina Christulides, Corrie Stallings, Christina English, William Ottow, George Milosh, and Christopher Scott will also serve as the core of the small chamber chorus, creating a powerful and uniquely intimate performance experience.

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Resonance Works, founded in 2013, connects the arts to today’s audience by featuring music championed by its artists and themes that resonate with the current climate.