Yale and Juilliard Perform Bach's St. John Passion

Friday, April 18, 2014

Masaaki Suzuki conducts Juilliard415, Yale Schola Cantorum and others Masaaki Suzuki conducts Juilliard415, Yale Schola Cantorum and others (Hiroyuki Ito)

Friday at 9 pm, Masaaki Suzuki conducts a new generation of early music specialists in a performance of Bach's St. John Passion. The performance, featuring Juilliard415 and Yale Schola Cantorum, was recorded live on April 4 at Alice Tully Hall.

• Read the Full Text and Translation for the St. John Passion (PDF)

Translation courtesy of Pamela Dellal and Emmanuel Music, Boston. Note: Not performed in this version is No. 13 from Part I and Nos. 20, 34 and 35 from Part II.


Program Details:

Johann Sebastian Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245


Yale Schola Cantorum

with Juilliard415 and members of Yale Baroque Ensemble

Masaaki Suzuki, conductor

Robert Mealy, concert master


Kyle Stegall, tenor -- Evangelist

Edmund Milly, bass-baritone -- Jesus

Molly Netter, soprano arias

Sara Couden, alto arias

Gene Stenger, tenor arias

Andrew Padgett, bass arias and Pilate


More in:

Comments [1]

Carol Luparella from Elmwood Park, NJ

WQXR, thank you for broadcasting the Bach St. Matthew Passion this afternoon and his St. John Passion this evening, as well as music related to Passover, and also for your general acknowledgement of religious holidays throughout the year. At a time when religious belief so often is ignored or ridiculed in our society, I appreciate that your broadcast the beautiful classical music appropriate to each season.

Apr. 18 2014 09:35 PM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

The WQXR e-newsletter. Show highlights, links to music news, on-demand concerts, events from The Greene Space and more.

Follow WQXR