Grand Philharmonic Choir presents J.S. Bach St. John Passion

Good Friday performance of J.S. Bach's St. John Passion (1725 version). Sung in German with English surtitles. Presented by the Grand Philharmonic Choir with the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony and soloists including Colin Ainsworth, evangelist. Friday April 18, 7:30 p.m. at Centre in the Square, Kitchener. Tickets $20 to $70 with discounts for seniors and under  30s, 519-578-1570 or

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Comment by Steve S on April 9, 2014 at 11:38am

I forgot I had briefly (and lazily) blogged about this piece. FWIW.

Comment by Steve S on April 9, 2014 at 11:36am

Great piece.

My favorite thing about Lent is these heavy-duty pieces. I find more than small similarity with this and some darker Black Sabbath pieces. Think it's in the tri-tone intervals. Not easy to sing.

I wish your supertitle-ist the best of luck with finding a translation that won't raise too many eyebrows. What's there is what's there, IMHO, and the text's blood-libel is a drag on a brilliant composition. Europe in the 18th cty was like that.


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