Lenten Evensong with The Calvary Choir on Sunday, March 20, at 5 p.m.
Guest Director: Bruce Neswick, Organist of New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Featuring music by John Tavener and Jonathan Harvey.
Chatham Baroque presents Bach's St. John Passion, Sunday, March 27 at 2:30 p.m.
Conductor Don O. Franklin joins the trio and a stellar array of guest artists in a performance of the 1725 version of Bach's first great Passion. The intimate performing forces, where the soloists also constitute the choir, are thought to be what Bach had in mind for this piece, and the beautiful surroundings of Calvary Church offer an ideal setting for the music.
Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Avenue at Walnut Street, Shadyside.
A roundtable discussion of Anti-Judaic sentiments in the text of J.S. Bach's St. John Passion will take place Wednesday, March 23rd at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Redeemer, Forbes Avenue in Squirrel Hill. Admission is free to the public. Participants will include members of the Christian-Jewish Dialogue of Pittsburgh, a program of the Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee (PAJC). Selected excerpts will be performed by vocal soloists and members of Chatham Baroque.
Moderator: Deborah Fidel: Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee (PAJC).
Pastor Don Green: Executive Director, Christian Associates of Southwest Pennsylvania
Rabbi Jamie Gibson: Senior Rabbi of Temple Sinai
Fr. Dan Valentine: Pastor, St. James Roman Catholic Church, Sewickley
Sam Newbury: Former president of Chatham Baroque's Board of Directors
Don Franklin: Conductor and Professor Emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh