Why Should I Attend the St. Matthew Passion on March 26th?

Anonymous Peruvian painting of the Christ child with symbols of the passion on his garment

James Richman, like the anonymous artist of this painting, always finds something surprising and nuanced in the music he interprets.

What was Theater Jones saying about Richman and the DBS last Spring?

“—for instance the arrestingly mysterious opening ensemble of the Heart cantata, the amazing falling harmonic progression in the opening chorus of the cantata devoted to the Knees, and joyous, flowing melismas of the final chorus, after a largely reflective work. But it is impossible, in 2017, to hear this work without observing this origin of gestures that would turn up in the music of Bach and Handel (both of whom knew Buxtehude personally), and are echoed even in the choral-orchestral works of Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Mahler. Among the impeccable vocal soloists, soprano Anna Fredericka Popova provided a particularly fine and stunning performance; as always in a concert of the Dallas Bach Society, the audience not only heard great music but experienced the re-creation of a different era as expressed in music. “

Do not miss March 26th at the Meyerson for J.S. Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion! Bach’s greatest sacred work, with double chorus and orchestra is featured in a gala performance in the magnificent acoustic of the Meyerson Symphony Center, featuring Dann Coakwell as the Evangelist, David Grogan as Christus, with the Children’s Chorus of Dallas and Anna Fredericka-Popova…/2018/saint-matthew-passion/