Prairie Performances

Saint Matthew Passion

man standing at a piano

Conductor Ian Hobson

On this week's Prairie Performances, Friday night at 7 pm on WILL-FM 90.9, listen to an encore broadcast performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s oratorio Saint Matthew Passion with Sinfonia da Camera. Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion, written in 1727, is a sacred oratorio based on the Passion narrative from the book of Saint Matthew in the New Testament.

Tonight’s performance features Sinfonia da Camera; the Central Illinois Children’s Chorus; the University of Illinois Chorale; and the UI Oratorio Society. Tarik Bousselma sings the words of the Evangelist and Ricardo Herrera those of Jesus. Fred Stoltzfus is guest conductor for this performance.

J S Bach: The St. Matthew Passion, S. 244 (2013/04/19)

Sinfonia da Camera

Ian Hobson, Conductor and Music Director

Fred Stoltzfus, Guest Conductor

Tarik Bousselma, Evangelist

Ricardo Herrera, Jesus


Ruth Kenney; Cassandra Jackson;  Benjamin Krumreig;  Timothy Renner; DaeKwang Kim;  Myeong Hwan Caleb Lee;  Maureen Reagan; Lindsay Dasenbrock; Kaela Talley; Edward Brennan

Also featuring:

Central Illinois Children’s Chorus

Andrea Solya, choir director

University of Illinois Chorale

University of Illinois Oratorio Society

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