The Sebastians and TENET present

Bach’s St. John Passion


Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7:00pm
Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7:00pm

St. Paul’s German Evangelical Lutheran Church
315 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

Note: St. Paul’s Church unfortunately does not have an elevator and is only accessible by stairs. Please contact us to discuss accommodations.

The Sebastians and TENET are teaming up to present J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion in an unconducted performance with an exceptional orchestra and cast of singers. This spectacular production is truly the highlight of our season, and a MUST-SEE for all New York music-lovers. Jeffrey Grossman will lead the two ensembles from the chamber organ with tenor Aaron Sheehan as the Evangelist.

Aaron Sheehan

Grammy Award-winning tenor Aaron Sheehan is regarded as a first-rate singer of oratorios and cantatas. His performances have been praised as for their “shining quality and deep sensitivity” (The New York Times) and “finely nuanced” (Gramophone), and past performances as the Evangelist were hailed as “superb” (ClassicalVoice.org), and “quite simply astounding!” (San Francisco Classical Voice).


Special Pre-Concert Event

You are invited to a conversation with musicologist Michael Marissen about the St. John Passion, including how we as modern listeners can and should grapple with the controversial—some would say anti-Semitic—texts. Marissen is the the Daniel Underhill Professor Emeritus of Music at Swarthmore College and the author of Bach & God as well as other scholarly investigations into the culture and history surrounding music of the baroque.

6:15pm – Thursday, March 23 and Saturday, March 25
Admission with your ticket


Music Director

Jeffrey Grossman

Artistic Director

Jolle Greenleaf


Evangelist

Aaron Sheehan

Soprano soloists

Jolle Greenleaf and Molly Quinn

Alto soloists

Luthien Brackett and Reginald Mobley

Tenor soloists

Owen McIntosh and Jason McStoots

Bass soloists

Mischa Bouvier and Sumner Thompson

Ripieno chorus

Anna Lenti, Tim Keeler, Donald Meineke, and Andrew Padgett


Violin

Daniel S. Lee, Chloe Fedor, Francis Liu, Nicholas DiEugenio, Beth Wenstrom, Edson Scheid

Viola

Jessica Troy and Kyle Miller

Cello

Ezra Seltzer

Viola da gamba

Shirley Hunt

Violone

Nathaniel Chase

Oboe

Priscilla Herreid and Meg Owens

Traverso

David Ross and Immanuel Davis

Bassoon

Nate Helgeson

Archlute

Hank Heijink

Chamber organ

Jeffrey Grossman

the Sebastians

Nathaniel Chase

contrabass

Immanuel Davis

traverso

Nicholas DiEugenio

violin

Chloe Fedor

violin

Jeffrey Grossman

harpsichord

Hank Heijink

lute

Nate Helgeson

bassoon

Priscilla Herreid

recorder & oboe

Shirley Hunt

cello & gamba

Daniel S. Lee

violin

Francis Liu

violin

Kyle Miller

viola

Meg Owens

oboe & recorder

David Ross

traverso

Edson Scheid

violin

Ezra Seltzer

cello

Jessica Troy

viola

Beth Wenstrom

violin



TENET

Mischa Bouvier

baritone

Luthien Brackett

alto

Jolle Greenleaf

soprano

Tim Keeler

countertenor

Anna Lenti

soprano

Owen McIntosh

tenor

Jason McStoots

tenor

Donald Meineke

baritone

Reginald Mobley

countertenor

Andrew Padgett

bass-baritone

Molly Quinn

soprano

Sumner Thompson

baritone