May 05 2018
St. Matthew Passion

Performance & Music
May 5; 7:30pm
Bailey Hall
Presented by Robert Isaacs

The Cornell Chorus & Glee Club collaborate with six world-class vocal soloists and thirty professional early music specialists drawn from around the country to present J. S. Bach’s monumental St. Matthew Passion. This epic, heartfelt oratorio has often been called the single greatest work in the western canon, yet it has not been performed on our campus in over sixty years. Our production is timed to coincide with the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Reformation, and follows on a visit to Cornell this year by the Thomanerchor from Leipzig, Germany — the very ensemble which premiered the Passion almost three hundred years ago.

Tickets are available at $25/adults, $10/students and $7/Cornell students. Patron tickets are also available, to help us defray the costs of this ambitious project ($75 per person, which includes priority seating and a $50 tax deduction).

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Cornell University Chorus | website
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New York State Baroque | website
Rufus Müller | website
Matt Boehler | website
Lucy Fitz Gibbon | website
Melissa Attebury | website
Dann Coakwell | website
Marc Webster | website
Music Department | website
Society for the Humanities | website
Institute for European Studies | website