. Interchanging Idioms: LA Master Chorale – Bach St. John Passion 3/31 & 4/1 at Disney Hall

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

LA Master Chorale – Bach St. John Passion 3/31 & 4/1 at Disney Hall

The Los Angeles Master Chorale presents the Walt Disney Concert Hall debut of Bach’s oratorio St. John Passion – one of the greatest masterworks of all time – in two back-to-back historically informed performances with Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, performing on period instruments, on Palm Sunday weekend, Saturday, March 31, 8 pm, and Sunday, April 1, 2012, 7 pm. These concerts complete the Chorale’s multi-season trilogy of historically informed performances with the nation’s foremost Baroque ensemble of Bach’s three major choral works, which also includes the B Minor Mass, presented by the chorus in March 2008, and St. Matthew Passion, performed by the Chorale in March 2010. More vivid, dramatically intense and unbridled than its later counterparts, St. John Passion is scored for an intimate ensemble of soloists, four-part choir and instrumentalists ranging from lute and viola da gamba to oboe, strings and basso continuo. A core of 40 singers from the Chorale comprise the choir for this highly-anticipated performance, which also features Chorale member Pablo Corá as Evangelist.

“Our historically informed performances at Disney Hall of the great masterworks of Bach have become an important part of the Chorale’s artistic profile,” Gershon states. “I look forward to joining with our esteemed musical colleagues Musica Angelica to create another profound spiritual experience for our audience.”

Tickets range from $19 - $134. Group rates are available. For tickets and information, please call (213) 972-7282, or visit www.lamc.org. (Tickets cannot be purchased at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office except on concert days starting 2 hours prior to the performance.) The Walt Disney Concert Hall is located at 111 South Grand Avenue at First Street in downtown Los Angeles.

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