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Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:00 PM // Hill Auditorium

Canceled:
Apollo’s Fire and Chorus
J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion

 

Apollo’s Fire and conductor Jeannette Sorrell — both GRAMMY award winners — bring a dramatic presentation of Bach’s transcendent oratorio.

Using the Biblical text of the Passion according to the evangelist Matthew, which is traditionally read on Palm Sunday, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion is a musical and dramatic interpretation of the events of Holy Week.

Jeannette Sorrell’s conception of the work features a double choir and double orchestra, world-class soloists, and children’s choir, with the singers in the character roles performing from memory and interacting with each other. Bach’s resounding sense of community envelops the performance, as members of the chorus stand in the aisles and the audience joins in singing the 13 chorales — just as Bach’s congregation did nearly 300 years ago.

This Palm Sunday performance features U-M alumnus Nicholas Phan in the leading role of the Evangelist.

Sung in German with English supertitles. The chorales will be sung in English, and music will be provided for those who wish to participate.

Apollo’s Fire and artistic director Jeannette Sorrell are featured in the new documentary film, Playing with Fire. Two-time Oscar-winning director Allan Miller takes the audience behind the scenes to explore the mysterious art of conducting:

TITLE SPONSOR

  • Ilene H. Forsyth Choral Union Endowment Fund

MEDIA PARTNERS

4/5/20 4:00 PM
Hill Auditorium

Canceled:
Apollo’s Fire and Chorus
J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion

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Apollo’s Fire and conductor Jeannette Sorrell — both GRAMMY award winners — bring a dramatic presentation of Bach’s transcendent oratorio.

Using the Biblical text of the Passion according to the evangelist Matthew, which is traditionally read on Palm Sunday, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion is a musical and dramatic interpretation of the events of Holy Week.

Jeannette Sorrell’s conception of the work features a double choir and double orchestra, world-class soloists, and children’s choir, with the singers in the character roles performing from memory and interacting with each other. Bach’s resounding sense of community envelops the performance, as members of the chorus stand in the aisles and the audience joins in singing the 13 chorales — just as Bach’s congregation did nearly 300 years ago.

This Palm Sunday performance features U-M alumnus Nicholas Phan in the leading role of the Evangelist.

Sung in German with English supertitles. The chorales will be sung in English, and music will be provided for those who wish to participate.

Apollo’s Fire and artistic director Jeannette Sorrell are featured in the new documentary film, Playing with Fire. Two-time Oscar-winning director Allan Miller takes the audience behind the scenes to explore the mysterious art of conducting:

SPONSORS

PERMANENTLY ENDOWED SUPPORT

TITLE SPONSOR

  • Ilene H. Forsyth Choral Union Endowment Fund

MEDIA PARTNERS

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