J.S. Bach: St. John Passion – the pinnacle of ecclesiastical drama
The two passions of J.S. Bach are considered by many to be the pinnacle of Western religious music of all time. In the fifth lecture in the “Magic Behind the Voices” series, conductor Yuval Benozer explains the elements that breathe life into the archaic text and turn it into a moving experience. Lecture will touch upon the Passion text, the Gospels, the unique role of the Evangelist – the narrator, the three roles of the choir, the place of the choral in the story and more.