What better way to recognize the solemnity of Good Friday and Easter than to attend the performance of Bach's St. John Passion at St. Mary’s Church? Delgado Community College Music Professor Steven Edwards is the music director, and the performance will include Delgado faculty, staff and students.
Symphony Chorus of New Orleans will be producing and performing this great work on Friday, March 25, at 7 pm at the historic St. Mary’s Assumption Church, 923 Josephine St, New Orleans, LA 70130. Tickets are $40 and $20, and can be purchased at SymphonyChorus.org. Group tickets of 10 or more are available for $10/each by calling (504) 525-2111.
Johann Sebastian Bach’s Johannespassion (St. John Passion), first performed on Good Friday in 1724, is a musical setting of the passion of Christ as presented in the 18th and 19th chapters of the Gospel of St. John. The gospel narrative is interspersed with arias and chorales that comment and reflect on the story. The St. John Passion was performed numerous times during Bach’s lifetime, and has gone on to become one of the masterpieces and staples of the choral repertory.
The upcoming Good Friday performance by Symphony Chorus of New Orleans will feature five professional vocal soloists: Ruthann Wild, soprano; Kay Sherwood, mezzo soprano; Dana Wilson, tenor (evangelist); Tyler Smith, tenor; and Edward White, bass baritone. A professional chamber orchestra including flutes, oboes, bassoon, strings and positive organ/harpsichord will perform.
Symphony Chorus of New Orleans (SCNO) is a non‐profit, volunteer chorus of approximately 80 singing members. The mission of SCNO is to “make a difference in the lives of our singers, our audience, and our community through the power and beauty of choral singing.”