The Sebastians and TENET present

Bach’s St. Matthew Passion


Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 7:00pm
Friday, March 29, 2019 at 7:00pm

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Chelsea
246 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011

Note: If you have questions about the accessibility of St. Peter’s Chelsea, please contact us to discuss.

In 2015, the Sebastians and TENET’s spectacular performance of Bach’s St. John Passion was called “a riveting example, easily the most compelling of the recent spate of New York performances [of the St. John Passion]” by The New York Times. In 2019, the groups are teaming up again to present Bach’s even more stunning St. Matthew Passion, which features two orchestras and two group of vocal soloists! This unconducted performance features an exceptional orchestra and cast of singers, and it is truly the highlight of our season—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 and Tyler Duncan as Jesus. Daniel S. Lee leads the first orchestra and Nicholas DiEugenio the second, for a special experience: the St. Matthew Passion as chamber music.

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).


Music Director

Jeffrey Grossman

Artistic Director

Jolle Greenleaf


Evangelist

Aaron Sheehan

Jesus

Tyler Duncan

Soprano soloists

Jolle Greenleaf, Teresa Wakim

Alto soloists

Doug Dodson, Virginia Warnken Kelsey

Tenor soloists

Jason McStoots, Gene Stenger

Bass soloists

Charles Wesley Evans, Sumner Thompson


Flute

David Ross, Andrea LeBlanc, Immanuel Davis, Mili Chang

Oboe

Gonzalo X. Ruiz, Kristin Olson, Caroline Giassi, Julie Brye

Violin

Daniel S. Lee, Alana Youssefian, Chloe Fedor, Beth Wenstrom, Augusta McKay Lodge, Nicholas DiEugenio, Karen Dekker, Francis Liu, Tatiana Daubek, Dongmyung Ahn

Viola

Jessica Troy, Stephen Goist, Lisa Rautenberg, Scot Moore

Cello

Ezra Seltzer, Shirley Hunt

Viola da gamba

Shirley Hunt

Contrabass

Wen Yang, Nathaniel Chase

Organ

Jeffrey Grossman, Michael Beattie

the Sebastians

Dongmyung Ahn

violin

Michael Beattie

organ

Julie Brye

oboe

Mili Chang

flute

Nathaniel Chase

contrabass

Tatiana Daubek

violin

Immanuel Davis

traverso

Nicholas DiEugenio

violin

Chloe Fedor

violin

Caroline Giassi

oboe

Stephen Goist

viola

Jeffrey Grossman

harpsichord

Shirley Hunt

cello & gamba

Andrea LeBlanc

flute

Daniel S. Lee

violin

Francis Liu

violin

August McKay Lodge

violin

Scot Moore

viola

Kristin Olson

oboe

Lisa Rautenberg

viol

David Ross

traverso

Gonzalo Ruiz

oboe

Ezra Seltzer

cello

Jessica Troy

viola

Beth Wenstrom

violin

Wen Yang

contrabass

Alan Youssefian

violin



TENET

Doug Dodson

alto

Tyler Duncan

bass

Charles Wesley Evans

bass

Jolle Greenleaf

soprano

Virginia Warnken Kelsey

alto

Jason McStoots

tenor

Aaron Sheehan

tenor

Gene Stenger

tenor

Sumner Thompson

baritone

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