Performance Schedule

Bach’s St. John Passion

March 16th, 17th and 18th, 2018


St. John Passion with Bay Choral Guild

Campbell United Methodist Church • Fri, Mar 16, 8:00pm • 1675 Winchester Blvd., Campbell, CA

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church • Sat, Mar 17, 7:30pm • 1111 O’Farrell St, San Francisco, CA

First United Methodist Church • Sun, Mar 18, 6:00pm • 625 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA

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Bay Choral Guild under Artistic Director Sanford Dole presents the original 1724 version of Bach’s St. John Passion, a bold, imaginative and strongly poetic portrayal of the Crucifixion as described by the Apostle John.

The Guild is accompanied by the Jubilate Orchestra of period instruments, David Wilson, Concertmaster. 

Tenor Corey Head is the Evangelist, and Jesus is sung by baritone Jeffrey Fields.

The chorus performs dual roles. Inside the drama, they portray hostile, spiteful crowds. On the fringes, they comment as devout Christian observers via the chorales and the large-scale choral movements that open and close the story. Our soloists, Tonia d’Amelio, Heidi Waterman, Michael Desnoyers, and Nikolas Nackley, perform the arias and bring the Passion to life with their extraordinary voices, and the emotion expressed in the individual solos.

There will be a pre-concert lecture by Sanford Dole thirty minutes before the performance.

The Jubilate Orchestra recently celebrated 20 years of service to the San Francisco Bay Area. Originally called the Magnificat Baroque Orchestra, the Jubilate Orchestra was formed in 1989 to provide period instrument ensembles to accompany Bay Area choirs and other arts organizations. In this capacity, Jubilate has performed over 200 times with dozens of professional and community choirs, churches, and opera companies in public concerts and church services, and for a variety of private engagements.

The Players 

Violin 1: David Wilson, Linda Quan, Laura Rubenstein-Salzedo, Rachel Hurwitz • Violin 2: Carla Moore, David Sego, Colin Nicholls, Aaron Westman, Anna Washburn
Viola: Alisa Rata Stutzbach, Herbert Myers • Cello: David Morris, Farley Pearce • Violone/Viola da gamba: John Dornenburg • Flute: Lars Johannesson, Alissa Roedig • 
Oboe: Marc Schachman, Marianne Richert-Pfau • Bassoon: Daniel Deitch • Harpsichord: Jonathan Salzedo

 © Corey Head