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Bach—St. John's Passion

Rossen Milanov, conductor
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Dashon Burton, bass
Hannah De Priest, soprano
Paul Max Tipton, bass-baritone
Thomas Cooley, tenor
Benjamin P. Wenzelberg, countertenor
Columbus Symphony Chorus – Ronald J. Jenkins, chorus director

While not widely performed, Bach’s St. John’s Passion is considered the most beautiful of his Passion oratorios. Hearing Bach’s work performed in its entirety is a transformative and life-changing experience.

: St. John Passion (English translation)
Sung in German with English subtitles.

Prelude: Join us for a pre-concert talk with musicians and religious leaders as you are introduced to the unique elements of performing this masterpiece, a little of its history, as well as the controversy of Bach's St. John Passion. April 22 & 23, 2022 | 6:30pm. You won’t want to miss this!

Guest Panel
Dr. Ronald Jenkins, CSO Chorus and Chamber Chorus Director (Panel Moderator)
The Reverend Emily Corzine, First Congregational Church
Rabbi Sharon Mars, Temple Israel (Saturday evening only)
Bishop Donald Washington, Mt. Hermon Baptist Church
Joanna Frankel, CSO Concertmaster
Jordan Elkind, Bach Chamber Chorus member



This concert and continued support for the Columbus Symphony Chorus is made possible by a longtime friend of the Columbus Symphony, Anne H. Melvin.


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