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In the first half, the the Orchestra and Chorus will perform selections from the J. S. Bach choral masterwork, The Mass in B Minor. This is followed by Elizabeth Pitcairn, performing Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor.
This Concerto is a favorite of performers, and audiences, throughout the world. Elizabeth Pitcairn will play on the famous 'Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius' (previously owned by the Mendelssohn family), presenting a unique combination in these programs.
The Concert Press Release can be downloaded here. These Concert locations and times are all confirmed:
General admission is $30 for adults and $25 for seniors. Young persons, under age 23, enjoy FREE General admission. "Front and Center" preferred seating prices are $40 for adults and $15 for youth/students. Please Click here for Advance Tickets.
The first performance of the St. Matthew Passion was given at the Leipzig Thomaskirche, on Good Friday of 1727. But Bach substantially revised his greatest, most complex liturgical work in 1736, and the Toccata Presentations are based on that version. The St Matthew Passion, in this form, was his last major composition for the Leipzig congregations.
The St. Matthew Passion was written for two separate Choirs, accompanied by two small Orchestras. In most Arias, only one Orchestra provides accompaniment. The Choirs are sometime separated, but more often sing in unison or antiphony - moving the story forwards, and also providing commentary on the events. At different times, the Choruses appear as an unruly mob, or quiet witnesses, or actual participants in the story.
Vocal Soloists for this presentation will include Robert Bousquet as the Evangelist; Stuart Duke and Gary Aldrich (on alternating performances), as Jesus; Michael Lloyd as Peter; Richard Haines as Judas; Brad Perry and Erik Linnell (on alternating performances) as Pilate ; and also with Chris Nelson and John Rabben (on alternate performances) appearing as the Priest. Joy Strotz will appear as Mother Mary. Becky Earl and Anne Davidson will appear (on alternate performances) in the role of Mary Magdeline.
The Two TOCCATA Orchestras will feature Jeffrey Lindhorst and Brian Fox as Concertmasters for Orchestra One; Rick Stockton as Concertmaster for Orchestra Two; with David Brock, Nick Haines, John Cardoza, and Lou Groffman as the Continuo players.
All concert performances will be conducted by Maestro James Rawie. Click on any location to see a map:
General admission is $30 for adults and $25 for seniors. Young persons, under age 23, enjoy FREE admission. "Front and Center" preferred seating prices are $40 for adults and $15 for youth/students. Please Click here for Advance Tickets.
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