Johann Sebastian Bach composed the Johannespassion for Good Friday services in Leipzig in 1724, and it even today remains a testament to his brilliant genius and emotional depth. Though smaller in scale than the St. Matthew Passion, this setting of the story of Christ’s arrest, trial, and death is no less moving or masterful. This will be Austin’s first period-instrument performance of the St. John Passion in a number of years and is not to be missed!
Our performance will feature several of ABO’s talented vocal and instrumental soloists in a Lenten concert, the ensemble’s first presentation of this monumental work. Soloists include soprano Julianna Emanski, countertenor Nicholas Garza, tenor Jeffrey Jones-Ragona, and bass-baritone Ryan Sullivan, with Barrett Radziun, tenor, as the Evangelist, Gil Zilkha, bass-baritone, performing the role of Christ, and Austin Bradley, bass-baritone, appearing as Pilatus.