St. Matthew Passion
The St. Matthew Passion (German: Matthäus-Passion), BWV 244, is widely regarded as one of the masterpieces of Baroque music.
Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra and Consort
Martin Haselböck, Director
Teresa Wakim, Soprano
Theodora Raftis, Soprano
Regginald Mobley, Alto
Alois Mühlbacher, Alto
Zachary Wilder, Tenor (Evangelist)
Pablo Cora, Tenor
John Taylor Ward, Bass (Jesus)
Christoph Filler, Bass
Johann Sebastian Bach 1685 - 1750
St. Matthew Passion; BWV 244
The St. Matthew Passion (German: Matthäus-Passion), BWV 244, is widely regarded as one of the masterpieces of Baroque music. Written in 1727 by Bach for performances in his Leipzig St. Thomas Church, it is scored for two groups of vocalists and double orchestra. It sets parts of the Gospel of Matthew to music, told by the Evangelist (Tenor) in dialogue with Jesus (Baritone) and with interspersed chorales and arias.
Year by year, the St. Matthew Passion is performed in major cathedrals and concert halls all over the world, in the world-famous Concertgebouw in Amsterdam for instance, the passion is performed at least ten times in the two lenten weeks before Easter to sold out audiences.
Martin Haselböck and Musica Angelica toured the piece in 2007 with 14 acclaimed performances in Mexico City, Pasadena, New York, Savannah, Vienna, Budapest, Madrid, Munich, Baden-Baden, Merano.
With a cast of wonderful American and European Vocal soloists, Musica Angelica will perform this perennial masterwork in one of the most beautiful Los Angeles churches to create atmosphere and spirit for a musical experience not to forget.
St. Matthew's Passion - (non-subscription concert)
540 S. Commonwealth Ave. LA, CA 90020
Sunday, April 14, 2019, 3 PM
(Duration 3 hours with intermission)
*The special event is not included in the season subscription.
Sunday, April 14 2019 3 PM
First Congregational Church of Los Angeles