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"J. S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion" - Apollo's Fire

  • Mees Hall 1 College and Main Columbus, OH 43209 United States (map)

Apollo’s Fire and conductor Jeannette Sorrell – both GRAMMY award winners – bring a dramatic presentation of Bach’s transcendent oratorio. Featuring a double choir and double orchestra, world-class soloists, and children’s choir, this is a festive event to open Holy Week. In Sorrell's conception, the singers in the character roles perform from memory and interact with each other. Bach’s resounding sense of community envelopes the performance, as members of the chorus stand in the aisles and the audience joins in singing the chorales – just as Bach’s congregation did nearly 300 years ago.