Kent Tritle to Lead Bach’s ‘St. John Passion’ At St. John the Divine in NYC

By David Salazar
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The Cathedral Choir and Ensemble 1047 are set to perform Bach’s St. John Passion at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on March 31, 2020.

The performance will be led by Kent Tritle who has been a champion of the work. He will feature Andrew Fuchs, Joseph Beutel, Amy Justman, Kirsten Sollek, Lawrence Jones, and Peter Stewart will appear as soloists for the performance.

Beutel has appeared with such companies as Santa Fe Opera, New York City Opera, New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, English Concert, Seattle Opera, Minnesota Opera, and Sarasota Opera.

Meanwhile, Fuchs’ resume includes appearances with such ensembles as Pegasus Early Music, Tenet, Artek, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, and New York Polyphony, among others.

Jones has performed with such organizations as the New York City Opera, Opera Saratoga,

Utah Symphony, Boston Baroque, Musica Sacra, Boston Pops, and Charlotte Symphony.

Justman has had a career spanning musical theater, classical music, jazz and beyond, while Solleck has been featured by the Bach Collegium Japan, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Tafelmusik, Kansas City Symphony, and Minnesota Orchestra.

Finally Sewert premiered Philip Glass’ “Drowning,” which was written for him and his colleague Greg Punrhagen. His professional associations involve appearances with the Pomerium, the Waverly Consort, and has been featured with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, and Concert Royal, among others.