Classical 91.5

Bach's St. John Passion with Apollo's Fire, 04/14/17 @ 12:10p

Mar 20, 2017

Credit Apollo's Fire

J. S. Bach’s dramatic sacred masterpiece, translated from German as the Passion According to St. John, is based upon the story of the passion as told in the 18th and 19th chapters of the book of John.  Apollo’s Fire, an ensemble dedicated to the baroque ideal and named for the classical god of music and the sun, presents “a resplendent performance” (New York Times) under the direction of harpsichordist and conductor Jeannette Sorrell. Soloists include Nicholas Phan (t; Evangelist), Jesse Blumberg (bar; Jesus), Jeffrey Strauss (bar; Pilate), Amanda Forsythe (s), Terry Wey (ct), Christian Immler (bar).