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Bach’s St John Passion


Click to listen the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra’s stunning performance of Bach’s St. John Passion in April 2014.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014 – 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 13, 2014 – 2:30 PM

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra presents Bach’s St. John Passion

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra
Delta David Gier, conductor

South Dakota Symphony Chorus
Dr. James R. Johnson, chorusmaster

Hannah Celeste Lu, soprano
Denise Gamez, mezzo-soprano
Heath Huberg, tenor
Steven Condy, bass
Timothy Bentch, tenor (Evangelist)
Craig Hart, bass (Jesus)

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and Chorus join forces to close the 2013-2014 season with Bach’s dramatic retelling of the Passion as written in the Gospel of John. Both intimate and expressive, this legendary masterwork is sure to bring the season to an inspiring and soulful conclusion.

Earsay, recording engineer

This performance was sponsored by Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center

Tune in to SDPB Radio’s In the Moment with Lori Walsh each Wednesday and Friday between now and Easter Sunday to hear the latest episode!

The coronavirus pandemic caused the cancelation of most cultural activities in South Dakota, including the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra performances. It’s also put a halt or drastically altered many Lenten programs and services for Christians. Maestro Delta David Gier and Pastor Mark Bertrand of Grace Presbyterian Church wanted to be of service to listeners who might be missing music as art and music as worship. They created a four-part series exploring musical masterpieces and the meaning behind them. We’re bringing you that series on In the Moment each Wednesday and Friday between now and Easter Sunday. We hope you enjoy “Hearing the Music.”

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