St John Passion by J.S. Bach


stjohnpassion_posterEnsemble Regale, led by David Greenberg
Matthew Anderson, Evangelist
Alexander Dobson, Jesus
Matthew Cassils, Pilate & bass arias
Janelle Lucyk, soprano arias
Daniel Taylor, alto arias
Philippe Gagné, tenor arias

J. S. Bach’s masterful representation of the Passion of Christ according to St John was first performed in Leipzig on Good Friday of 1724. It is a musically extravagant setting full of foreboding and intensity yet startling in its beauty. Five-time Grammy winner Paul Halley directs the acclaimed University of King’s College Chapel Choir, the orchestra Ensemble Regale led by baroque expert David Greenberg, and a wonderful cast of soloists in two performances of the great work.

Saturday, April 8 at 4:00 p.m. – St John’s Anglican Church, Lunenburg
Presented by Musique Royale
$25 in advance through March 31 / $30 thereafter
Students $10 at the door only
Tickets: Musique Royale (902.634.9994),
Shop on the Corner in Lunenburg, and at the door.

Sunday, April 9 at 4:00 p.m. – Cathedral Church of All Saints, Halifax
Patron $100 (front rows), Priority $45 (reserved section),
General seating in the Nave & Transept $30 regular / $20 students
Great Choir seating $20 regular / $15 students
Tickets: (902.422.6278), King’s Co-op Bookstore (902.422.1270 ext. 261), and at the door.

Passion Dinner at Cecilia’s Retreat, Mahone Bay

Friday, April 7, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
$100 – includes sit-down dinner with entertainment by the soloists,
St John Passion concert ticket for Lunenburg performance, and $35 tax receipt.
Reserve through