St. John Passion

Saturday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. (Pre-performance panel and Q & A at 6:30)
Sunday, October 15 at 3:00 p.m. (Pre-performance panel and Q & A at 2:00)

Lincoln Park Middle School Auditorium

Music by Johann Sebastian Bach
World Premiere at Leipzig, April 7, 1724

Special guests, Twin Ports Choral Project, are joined by a stellar cast of soloists, the LOON orchestra, and a chorale chorus comprised of singers from the Twin Ports and beyond, in this staged production of Bach’s St. John Passion.

Originally written as a liturgical piece, Lyric Opera of the North presents St. John Passion here as an opera. With stage direction by Robert Neu, these performances will showcase the power and timelessness of this piece, which tells the story of the last days of the life of Jesus Christ. In this, our operatic acknowledgement of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we find a piece of enormous beauty, startling violence, and an uncannily timed conversation about “us” and “them”.

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes. Sung in German with English supertitles.

Creative Team

Dirk Meyer – Conductor
Robert Neu – Stage Director
Richard Robbins – Chorus Master
Ann Gumpper – Scenic Designer and Painter
Ora Jewell Busche – Costume and Hair Designer
Alex Flinner – Lighting Design
Deb Ervin – Stage Manager

Featuring Special Guests

Twin Ports Choral Project
Artistic Director, Bret Amundson


William Ferguson – Evangelist
Jarrett Ott – Jesus
Sarah Lawrence – Soprano
KrisAnne Weiss – Mezzo Soprano
Brian Wallin – Tenor
Douglas Webster – Baritone, Pontius Pilate, Peter
Adam Sippola – Servant
Jennifer Campbell – Maid