Jonas Budris, Evangelist
Jonathan Woody, Jesus
University of Maryland, College Park, Chamber Singers
Edward Maclary, director
Timothy Nelson, stage director
Matthew Robertson, conductor


Bach’s St. John Passion was originally written for the composer’s first Good Friday services in Leipzig, and it has since firmly established itself as a staple of the choral-orchestral repertoire. Yet the work’s dramatic and touching narrative demands that it be staged to bring its dramatic music to life. Timothy Nelson, called “The Future of Opera” by The New York Times, will stage this production by The Thirteen. Of this production, Nelson writes, “I look forward to making Bach’s universal themes of glorification through debasement, and the importance of community and ritual palpable and vibrant.


Join the versatile soloists from The Thirteen, singers from University of Maryland’s acclaimed Chamber Singers, and many of the country’s finest period instrumentalists for Passion Transfigured.


This program is made possible by a generous gift from Charles Cerf & Cindy Dunbar.

SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 2021 at 7:30PM - Downtown Washington, D.C.

An additional performance of this concert will take place in College Park, Maryland.

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