QCSO’s St. Matthew Passion

Mar 27, 2018

This Saturday, March 31st, Iowa Public Radio Classical’s Performance Iowa features the Quad City Symphony Orchestra’s performance of one of J.S. Bach’s grandest works, St. Matthew Passion. The QCSO is joined by 3 guest choirs as well as fabulous vocal soloists, two guest organists, and viola da gamba. The piece is one of two surviving Bach accounts of the final days of Jesus.

QCSO Music Director and Conductor, Mark Russell Smith

This week, Exploring Music with Bill McLaughlin (Monday-Friday @ 9p.m.) is dedicating each broadcast to Bach’s epic work. At the end of the week, tune in to Iowa Public Radio Classical’s Performance Iowa on Saturday, March 31st at 8 p.m. to hear the piece in its entirety!

SOLOISTS

Dan Coakwell, the Evangelist

Daniel Lichti, Jesus

Carine Tinney, Soprano

Adrian Zabala, Alto

William Ferguson, Tenor

Paul Max Tipton, Bass

Ann Marie Morgan, viola da gamba

Simon Schumacher and Ahreum Han Congdon, organ

ENSEMBLES

Augustana College Choir

Quad City Choral Arts

Quad City Symphony Youth Choir