Program

Johann Sebastian Bach

St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244

 

Featured  ARTISTS

Antoine Plante, Conductor

Nicholas Phan, Evangelist
Mark Diamond, Jesus
Mary Wilson, Soprano
Meg Bragle, Alto
Derek Chester, Tenor
Michael Sumuel, Bass

Houston Symphony Chorus Chamber Ensemble
Betsy Cook Weber, Director

Houston Boychoir
Carole Nelson and John Markert, Directors

RUNNING TIME

Est. 3 hrs 15 min, with one intermission

PRE-CONCERT LECTURE

7:15pm, Stude Concert Hall


"There is nothing like it in all of music"

...said Leonard Bernstein of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. Now, experience Mercury’s period instrument performance one of the most gripping, moving, and ambitious musical works ever conceived.

This concert is made possible in part by Houston Saengerbund, the Houston Endowment and the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

This piece takes you away and transports you to a secure place that is sometimes challenging but mostly full of love.
— Antoine Plante

Ensemble

Orchestra I

 

Violin

Jonathan Godfrey, Concertmaster

Kana Kimura
Boson Mo
Joanna Becker
Hannah Watson
Rachel Shepard

Viola

Yvonne Smith
Katie Carrington

Viola da gamba

Beiliang Zhu

Cello

Courtenay Vandiver Pereira

Violone

Deborah Dunham

Flute/Recorder

David Ross
Andrea LeBlanc

Oboe, Oboe da caccia &  d’amore

John Abberger
Meg Owens

Bassoon

Nate Helgeson

Theorbo

Paul Morton

Organ

Mario Aschauer

 

Orchestra II

 

Violin

Oleg Sulyga, Principal Second Violin


Maria Lin
Eugeniu Cheremoush
Andrés González
Jackson Guillén
Gabriel Maffuz-Anker


Viola

Matthew Carrington
Megan Wright

Cello

Keiran Campbell*
Julia Sengupta

Bass

Paul Ellison

*Juilliard Fellow

Flute

Colin St. Martin
Alaina Diehl

Oboe & Oboe d’amore

Kristin Olson
David Dickey

Organ

Kirk Rich

 

Houston Boychoir Chamber Choir

 
John Ables
Brent Campbell
Malachi Boyle
Noah Court
Alexander DeGreiner
Bari El-Hakam
Max Frankel
Steven Frisby
Stephen Gee
Ethan Gonzales
William Liang
Nicholas Martin
David McKelvey
James McKelvey
Harry Morgan
Michael Murphey
Miles Oppinger
Jacob Parada
Julian Puerto
Nicolas Puerto
Felipe Riascos
Alex Rodriguez
Dante Valle

Houston Symphony Chorus Chamber Ensemble

 
Kelli Amick
Enrique Barrera
Nicholas Berkley
Randy Boatright
Cris Bocanegra
Jonathan Bordelon
Sara Brannon
Timothy Browning
James Bue
Troy Burnett
Kimi Butler
Elizabeth Chrisman
Nicole Colby
Kyle Damron
Anna Diemer
Randy Eckman
Brianna Fernandez
Julia FitzGerald
Jillian Hughes
Phillip Jackson
Chris Kersten
Michael Kessler
Elizabeth Kragas
Gillian Kruse
Julie Kutac
Anthony Larson
Carver Mathis
Ben May
Melissa Medina
Saleel Menon
Jeb Mueller
Shelby Murphy
Robert Nash
Janwin Overstreet-Goode
Sydney Peltier
Chantel Potvin
Tony Sessions
Yen-Kuei (Peter) Tu
Lori Wagner
Jenny Warkentin
Lance Wilcox
Lee Williams
Victoria Zielinski
 

 

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