Episode #109

Les Violons du Roy Performs Bach's St. John Passion

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Les Violons du Roy, a French-Canadian chamber orchestra based in Québec City, returned to Carnegie Hall with the choir La Chapelle de Québec to perform Bach’s choral masterpiece the St. John Passion. Tenor Ian Bostridge, bass-baritone Neal Davies and tenor Nicholas Phan were among the soloists.

Listen above to the complete archived broadcast and read the archive of our chat below.


Program Details

Les Violons du Roy
La Chapelle de Québec
Bernard Labadie, Music Director and Conductor
Ian Bostridge, Tenor (Evangelist)
Neal Davies, Bass-Baritone (Jesus)
Karina Gauvin, Soprano
Damien Guillon, Countertenor
Nicholas Phan, Tenor
Hanno Müller-Brachmann, Bass-Baritone


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Bernard Labadie, Les Violons du Roy music director and conductor, leads the chamber orchestra and choir in Bach's 'St. John Passion.'
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Les Violons du Roy with the choir La Chapelle de Québec perform Bach’s 'St. John Passion.'
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Tenor Ian Bostridge with Carnegie Hall Live host Fred Child.
Carnegie Hall Live host Jeff Spurgeon interviews author Paul Elie and pianist Simone Dinnerstein (center) during intermission.
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Carnegie Hall Live host Jeff Spurgeon broadcasts from the terrace during intermission. Pianist Simone Dinnerstein is behind him.
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Tenor Ian Bostridge (left) as the Evangelist.
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Bernard Labadie leads Les Violons du Roy and La Chapelle de Québec.
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Bernard Labadie leads Les Violons du Roy and La Chapelle de Québec.

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Comments [2]

suzan frecon from NYC

This was so beautiful. Is there any way to obtain a recording of it?

Thank you!

Apr. 28 2012 07:12 PM
Jakob Vlietstra from Willits, CA, USA

Beautiful performance

Mar. 25 2012 03:24 PM

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