About This Program

Artistic Partner and early music expert Jonathan Cohen leads the SPCO in one of Bach’s seminal works – his Saint John Passion. This oratorio was written for Good Friday in 1724, using the German translation of the Gospel of Saint John. Joined by a stellar cast of vocal soloists with chorales sung by The Singers, these performances in the Cathedral of Saint Paul and the acoustically exquisite Ordway Concert Hall are certain to be highlights of the 2018.19 season.


We extend our warmest thanks to the following donors whose special financial support has made these performances and video capture of Bach’s Saint John Passion possible.

Annette Conklin and Anita Pampusch
Judith Garcia Galiana and Alberto Castillo
Lowell and Cay Shea Hellervik
Betty Indihar
Paul and Barbara Klaas
Robert L. Lee and Mary Schaffner
Alfred P. and Ann M. Moore
James and Carolyn Nestingen
Otto Bremer Trust
John Riehle and Margaret Lindlof