On Sunday, April 14, at 4:00 p.m., the Duke Evensong Singers, directed by Chapel Organist Christopher Jacobson, perform J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion with instrumentation by composer Robert Schumann.
In 1851, Schumann undertook a revival of St. John Passion which he described as "bold and poetic." As Mozart did with Messiah, and Mendelssohn with the St. Matthew Passion, Schumann replaced Baroque instruments with more modern alternatives; fortepiano, cello, and bass feature
prominently in the recitatives and telling of the Passion narrative.
Purchase tickets at tickets.duke.edu. Parking is available for $5 in the Bryan Center Garage at 125 Science Drive. ADA parking is available in surface lot next to the garage.
Tickets are available from the Duke Box Office.
Learn more about this year's Chapel Music season.