The first North American performance of this monumental dramatic work. Telemann composed over 40 Passion settings during his tenure as principal Cantor in the city of Hamburg, working in the grand German tradition that included the Passions of his colleague J.S. Bach. The St. Luke Passion of 1748 is one of Telemann’s finest, sumptuously scored, engagingly capturing the drama, agony and ultimate triumph found in the Holy Week story.
Choir of St. Luke in the Fields with an orchestra of period instruments
Pre-concert lecture: Dr. Raymond Erickson
Tickets: $35 general, $25 students and seniors
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
This program is made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.