July 9, 2015, 7:30pm

OBF: St. John Passion: Rilling Conducts

Joanne Lunn, soprano
Roxana Constantinescu, mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Tyler Duncan, baritone
Nathan Berg, bass
Berwick Chorus
OBF Orchestra
Helmuth Rilling, conductor

Featuring the highly acclaimed tenor soloist Nicholas Phan as the Evangelist, Bach’s sacred masterwork, St. John Passion conveys heated drama and striking emotional power. This captivating work depicts Christ’s crucifixion and the events that preceded it, and was originally composed for Bach’s first Good Friday in Leipzig. It also marks the start of Maestro Rilling’s 45-year exploration of Bach’s most poignant statements of faith, as the first sacred masterwork that he conducted at the Oregon Bach Festival.

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