BEYOND BACH: Schütz, Johannes-Passion SWV 481

April 14th at 7pm

This year during Holy Week, the Bach Choir will offer the splendid St. John Passion of Heinrich Schütz. Regarded as one of the most important composers of the 17th century, Schütz was arguably the most important German composer before Johann Sebastian Bach. A sung passion has been a part of the Good Friday liturgy since the Middle Ages, dating at least as early as the 8th century. Schütz composed his setting of the Passion according to St. John in Dresden in 1666, 350 years ago in 2016. Join the Bach Choir and soloists for powerful retelling of the Passion narrative.

For more information, contact Carlton Monroe at

Published by Jonathan F. Cooper

Communications Manager for the National Association of Episcopal Schools.

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