SAMC Music presents Bach's "St. John Passion"

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Fleetwood Christian Reformed Church
9165 160 Street
Surrey, BC V4N 2X7

Johann Sebastian Bach - St. John Passion


  • Jonny Michel, Tenor
  • Alison Nystrom, Soprano
  • Ed Norman, Organ
  • TWU's SAMC Chamber Singers and Masterworks Chorus
  • Valley Festival Singers, Abbotsford
  • Joel Tranquilla, Conductor

Bach’s St. John Passion is one of the most beloved and important works in the choral-orchestral repertoire. It was likely first performed on Good Friday in 1724, which was the first Holy Week of J.S. Bach’s tenure as Kapellmeister at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, a position which would span 27 years of the composer’s life and prompt an astonishing output of liturgical service music. Weaving together biblical, poetic, and liturgical texts into a single narrative, this dramatic oratorio is recounted through solo recitative and aria, alongside passionate ensemble crowd scenes (called tur