St. John Passion

Venue: Charleston Gaillard Center

Duration: Approximately 2 hours, 15 minutes


Music by Johann Sebastian Bach
Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra
Westminster Choir
Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Conducted by Joe Miller

The unbridled sound of glorious redemption

Christ’s crucifixion and the events preceding it are at once gravely solemn and gloriously redemptive—emotional depths explored with exquisite artistry in J. S. Bach’s first Passion. Festival Director of Choral Activities Joe Miller leads his magnificent Westminster Choir, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra in a performance of this pillar. Based on the poetic Gospel of John, this oratorio remains as edifying now as it must have been at its premiere.

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