The Passion According to St Mathew (J.S. Bach), Part II
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, Gardnerville
The first performance of the St. Matthew Passion was given at the Leipzig Thomaskirche, on Good Friday of 1727. But Bach greatly revised his greatest, most complex liturgical work in 1736, and the Toccata Presentations are based on that version. The St Mathew Passion, in this form, was his last major composition for the Leipzig congregations.
The St. Matthew Passion was written for two separate Choirs, accompanied by two small Orchestras. In most Arias, only one Orchestra provides accompaniment. The Choirs are sometime separated, but more often sing in unison or antiphony – moving the story forwards, and also providing commentary on the events. At different times, the Choruses appear as an unruly mob, or quiet witnesses, or actual participants in the story.
Vocal Soloists for this presentation will include: Daniel Paulson as the Evangelist; Stuart Duke as Jesus; Michael Lloyd as Peter; Richard Haines as Judas; Brad Perry as Pilate; and Chris Nelson as the Priest. Joy Strotz, Becky Earl, Anne Davidson, and Kate Kalthoff will also perform, in various other roles.
The Two TOCCATA Orchestras will feature Jeffrey Lindhorst as Concertmaster for Orchestra One; Rick Stockton as Concertmaster for Orchestra Two; with David Brock,
Nick Haines, and Lou Groffman as continuo.
All concert performances will be conducted by Maestro James Rawie.
The Douglas County performance will be on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Gardnerville, 4pm. Tickets are $30 for adults. Front and Center preferred seating is $40 and $15 for youth/students); $25 for seniors; free for youth under 23. For information or to purchase tickets, call CVAC at 775-782-8207 or visit www.cvartscouncil.com. Tickets are also available at the door 30 minutes prior to the concert.