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

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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.

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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

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH - St. John Passion

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