Bach has long been celebrated as an icon in music history, and St. John Passion is among his major vocal works. Getting to know this work seems quite daunting. Before the live performances, three online videos narrated by chorus master Dominic Lam provide easy-to-grasp information on the significance and potential inherent in Bach’s masterpiece.
Ep 1: Dramatic power
Ep 2: Reimagining Bach and biblical roles
The climax of St John Passion is a confrontation between Pontius Pilate and the crowd. In this production, some roles are altered from Bach’s original scenario. Let’s stretch your imagination ahead of the performance.
Ep 3: Classics as the catharsis of the contemporary
At the end of Bach’s St. John Passion, there is a sense of catharsis. In the face of precarities today, how do you heal yourself? This daring recast of a Baroque masterpiece is a veritable journey of the soul for both artists and audiences.