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Modern Premiere of C. P. E. Bach's St. Luke Passion (1775) in Youngstown, OH

Location: Ohio, USA
Choir type: College and University Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
The Dana School of Music presents the modern premiere of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s “Passion according to St. Luke (1775)” at 8 p.m. Monday, March 31, in Trinity United Methodist Church, 30 West Front St., in downtown Youngstown.

Celebrating the 300th birthday of CPE Bach and the 145th anniversary of the Dana School of Music, the free concert features performances by the Dana Chorale and University Chorus, Dana faculty, students and guest artists, with Hae-Jong Lee, conductor. The Dana School of Music also welcomes guest ensemble, the Trinity United Methodist Church Choir.

Related events include a lecture called “A Passion Shared,” focusing on the context and history of Bach’s Passions, given by Randall Goldberg, Dana assistant professor, prior to the concert, at 7:15 p.m. at the church. Also, an exhibition of 18th-century scores and books from the collection of Walter Mayhall and Marcellene Hawk will be on exhibit in the church foyer.

A reception sponsored and hosted by 88.5 WYSU-FM will immediately follow the concert at V², 100 West Federal Street, Youngstown, Ohio 44503. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.

The lecture, concert and exhibit are free and open to the public, although a free will donation will be collected. For more information, contact the Dana School of Music at 330-941-3636.

Soloists and their roles include: Evangelist (tenor), Corey Shotwell (Cleveland); Jesus (bass), Jason Budd (Hubbard); Magd (soprano), Elena Mullins (Cleveland); Pilatus (bass), Max Pivik (Pittsburgh); and Alto solo, Rachael Pavloski.

The music to be premiered on March 31 was published in 2011 for the first time as part of C. P. E. Bach: The Complete Works by the Packard Humanities Institute. The score was edited by Randall Goldberg, assistant professor in the Dana School of Music, and Daniel Melamed, professor of Music at Indiana University.

Hae-Jong Lee, DMA
Associate Professor
Director of Choral Activities
Dana School of Music
Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH
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