PASSIO: The Passion of the Christ

Saturday, April 6, 2019 @ 7:30pm
First United Methodist Church
Presented by Firebird Arts Alliance

David Tang’s semi-professional choir VOX is joined by full orchestra and acclaimed soloists in two powerful, yet stylistically different pieces:

Passio by Arvo Pärt and 

Seven Last Words from the Cross by Paul Carr

Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s Passio (full title: Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem, or St. John Passion) presents John’s dramatic, at times violent, account of Christ’s Passion in unexpectedly reserved, repetitive, and mystical-sounding music. Pärt utilizes a sophisticated and theologically profound compositional technique to create a transcendental and meditative experience as the events leading to Golgatha spin out. 

In contrast, British composer Paul Carr’s Seven Last Words From The Cross portrays Christ’s final, often intimate, words in theatrical, almost cinematic music. Using full orchestra, large choir, and a dramatic bass-baritone as Christ, Carr’s modern masterpiece is a stunning musical achievement that fully realizes the intensity of Christ’s humanity on the Cross. 

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Saturday, April 6, 2019 @ 7:30pm · tickets · add to calendar 2019-04-06 19:30:00 2019-04-06 22:30:00 America/New_York PASSIO: The Passion of the Christ First United Methodist Church, 501 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, 28202

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