Bach's St. Matthew Passion

(Rochester, NY) – Regarded as one of the greatest masterpieces of classical sacred music, Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion sets chapters 26 and 27 of the Gospel of Matthew to music, and was first performed in 1727 on Good Friday at the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig. Recorded in March 2013 at Asbury First United Methodist Church, this performance features David Tayloe, tenor; Zachary Burgess, bass; Michaela Anthony, soprano; Carolyn O’Dwyer, mezzo-soprano; Matthew Swenson, tenor; Anthony Baron, bass-baritone; Eastman Chorale; Asbury First United Methodist Church Choirs; William Weinert, conductor. Bach's St. Matthew Passion airs Friday, April 2 at 8 p.m. on WXXI Classical 91.5 FM.


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