Bach Is Back, With A Passion
By Wally Kennedy
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Orchestra is presenting an elaborate performance of “St. Matthews’s Passion”. This elaborate production hasn’t ben presented for 31 years.
Bach wrote St. Matthews’s Passion in the 1700’s, just for Easter week, but a very modern presentation takes place this coming week, when the Philadelphia orchestra, under the direction of Yannick Nezet Seguin, presents a 2013 version of this classic.
Not only is there the music, there are two choirs as well.
Jeremy Rothman, is the vice president of artistic planning for the Orchestra, he says, “the Westminster Symphonic Choir Will be there, divided into two parts, and joined by the american boy choir, that’re going to be seated up above the orchestra and choirs, next to the organ facade”
The performances will take place from March 28th to the 30th.