Past Concerts

2016 - Apr. 23 & 24 - Bach's St. Matthew Passion

Boulder Philharmonic at MackySaturday, April 23, 2016, 7 PM (note early start time)
Macky Auditorium, CU Campus, Boulder

Sunday, April 24, 2016, 2 PM 
Central Presbyterian Church, Denver

A semi-staged production with: 

Central City Opera
Robert Neu, Stage Director
Boulder Bach Festival Chorus
Zachary Carrettin, Artistic Director
  Jason St. Claire, Guest Chorus Master
The University of Colorado Boulder University Singers
The University of Colorado Boulder University Choir

Dr. Gregory Gentry, Chorus Master
Boulder Children's Chorale
Kate Klotz, Artistic Director

soloistsBoulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Butterman, Music Director

Derek Chester, Evangelist
Stephen Morscheck, Jesus
Jennifer Bird-Arvidsson, Soprano
Abigail Nims, Alto
Kyle Stegall, Tenor
Ryan Kuster, Bass

BACH   St. Matthew Passion   Listen

Bach never wrote an opera, yet his St. Matthew Passion is as theatrical and dramatically paced as anything ever presented on an operatic stage. In an unprecedented collaboration, the Boulder Phil, along with Central City Opera, Boulder Bach Festival and the CU College of Music present a semi-staged realization of this masterpiecea very human drama that examines core matters of faith, spirituality and life itself.

“The contrapuntal combination of the three different choruses is thrilling. There is nothing like it in all music."  ~Leonard Bernstein

Run-time will be just over 3 hours.

April 23, 6 PM - FREE Pre-Concert Talk at Macky

Boulder tickets: $13-$60; Students $5
Denver tickets: $25-$35 General Admission; Students $10-$15
Call 303-449-1343 for student/children tickets

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 Michael Butterman on KGNU's 'A Classic Monday' with Ron Nadel:

Introduction to St. Matthew Passion by Michael Butterman and Zachary Carrettin:

More in-depth discussion between Michael and Zachary: