“St. John Passion”

“St. John Passion”

  • Date: March 1st, 2024
  • Location: Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts, Parmer Hall
  • Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Cost: $15 for adults; $5 for Messiah University students (with ID) and youth (18 and under)

"St. John Passion"

March 1, 2024
7:30 p.m., Parmer Hall
Sponsored by the Performing Arts Series

Celebrate the 300th anniversary of J.S. Bach’s stunning “St. John Passion” with Messiah’s Chamber Singers, the Schola Sancti Gregorii from St. Lawrence Church, and orchestra. This emotive setting of the passion story il - luminates Jesus’ humanity and divinity through Bach’s genius writing and devout theological convictions. Compositional symmetry, symbol - ism, complex harmonies, poignant chorale settings and passionate performers narrate the most profound story ever told.

*Please also join us for a pre-concert lecture by Dr. James LaGrand, professor of history and director of Messiah’s Honors Program, as he shares his thoughts on Bach’s music, faith, and the structure and meaning of the St. John Passion.  The lecture will take place in Parmer Hall from 6:45-7:15pm.  

Ticket prices are $15 for adults; $5 for Messiah University students (with ID) and youth (18 and under). To purchase, please contact the Messiah University Box Office at 717-691-6036 option #1 or online at

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