Released January 2012 Avie

Shannon performs one of JS Bach’s most famous and loved masterpieces with the Portland Baroque Orchestra conducted by Monica Huggett and soloists Charles Daniels, tenor, Evangelist; Matthew White, alto; Jacques-Olivier Chartier, tenor; Tyler Duncan, bass; Joshua Hopkins, bass; and the singers of Cappella Romana. Recorded in the spring of 2011, the double-CD package includes full texts and translations.

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Portland Baroque Orchestra
Monica Huggett, conductor
Cappella Romana
Charles Daniels, tenor: Evangelist
Shannon Mercer, soprano
Matthew White, alto
Jacques-Olivier Chartier, tenor
Tyler Duncan, bass: Pilatus
Joshua Hopkins, bass: Jesus

Track listing

J. S. BACH (1675 – 1750)
St. John Passion
CD 1 – Part I
Total time: 31:01
CD 2 – Part II
Total time: 70:24


“Soprano Shannon Mercer sings with a clear, attractive voice…” (Oregonian, 26 December 2011)

“Abetted by the outstanding Portland chorus Cappella Romana and uniformly superb soloists from Canada’s Le Voix Baroque, PBO’s bracing, crisp, urgent and emotionally searing recording is the most gripping I’ve heard – including others performed in the tunings and styles and on the instruments Bach knew.” (Oregon Arts Watch, 27 December 2011)

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