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    Johann Sebastiani's St. Matthew Passion

    Presented by at NEC's Jordan Hall

    April 18, 2014


    Johann Sebastiani's St. Matthew Passion

    We close the season with a special Good Friday concert featuring the all-star instrumentalists and singers of the BEMF Chamber & Vocal Ensemble performing the St. Matthew Passion by German Baroque composer Johann Sebastiani led by Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs. Sebastiani’s St. Matthew Passion is one of the most sublime and deeply moving passion settings of the late 17th century. It is lushly scored for five voices, six strings, and a continuo group Sebastiani describes as “very colorful and strong” including organ, harpsichord, and multiple plucked instruments. The warmly lyrical vocal writing is accentuated by accompanying the Evangelist with a consort of viols, and Jesus with the violins. For our performance, James Taylor, one of the pre-eminent Bach Evangelists of our time, will use his communicative powers to enliven this important yet rarely heard predecessor of Bach’s Passions.

    NEC's Jordan Hall

    30 Gainsborough Street
    Boston, MA 02115

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    Admission Info:

    $19, $38, $49, $66, $100

    General Day and Time Info:

    Free pre-concert talk at 7 pm.

    Phone: 617-661-1812

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