The Passion
Bach’s St. John Passion—the ultimate tour de force!

Dann Coakwell

Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s

Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s

J.S. Bach
Johannes-Passion, BWV 245

Jason Widney

Mark Duer

Laura Choi Stuart

Robin Bier

Matthew Loyal Smith

Paul Max Tipton


Bach’s musical setting of the Passion captivates the listener in a highly-charged spiritual and emotional journey. The drama of Christ’s betrayal by Judas and his tortuous treatment and trial under Pontius Pilate unfold with an irresistible momentum that has left listeners transfixed and awestruck for centuries.

Dann Coakwell, Evangelist
Jason Widney, Jesus
Mark Duer, Pilate

Laura Choi Stuart, soprano
Robin Bier, alto
Matthew Loyal Smith, tenor
Paul Max Tipton, bass

Running time: 155 minutes including intermission

The Honorable & Mrs. John D. Rockefeller IV and Glen S. Fukushima, underwriters


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