Apr. 28, 2010

Geneseo Symphony Orchestra, Festival Chorus to Perform St. John Passion May 2


GENESEO, N.Y. - The Geneseo Symphony Orchestra and Festival Chorus will feature Johann Bach's vivid work "St. John Passion" (BMV 245) during a joint concert May 2 at 3 p.m. in the college's Wadsworth Auditorium. James Walker, distinguished service professor of music in the School of the Arts, will be conducting the symphony; Gerard Floriano, professor of music, will be directing the chorus. The concert is free and open to the public.

First performed in 1724, "St. John Passion" is a dramatic representation of the Passion, as told in the Gospel of John in the Bible. The symphony and chorus will perform Henry Drinker's English translation of the work.

Scheduled soloists include Danielle Relyea, soprano; Douglass Balkin, bass; Ann Marie Wilcox-Daehn, alto; Joseph Finetti, bass; Amy Joscelyn, soprano; Christopher Blasting, tenor; and Mark Schmidt, tenor.

Additional information on the concert is available at 585-245-5824.

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