Lois Robinson, Executive Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BACH'S ST. MATTHEW PASSION WITH THE SHREVEPORT SYMPHONY ON SUNDAY, APRIL 14
Palm Sunday performance features
vocal soloists, two choruses and dramatic staging
SHREVEPORT, LA, MARCH 20, 2019 - On
Sunday, April 14
, the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra presents J.S. Bach's
St. Matthew Passion, complete with vocal soloists, two choruses and dramatic staging.
Considered one of the pillars of Western sacred music, Bach's St. Matthew Passion continues to move audiences nearly three centuries after it was first heard in St. Thomas's Church in Leipzig, Germany.
BACH'S ST. MATTHEW PASSION
Sunday, April 14, 3 p.m.
First Baptist Shreveport
Michael Butterman, conductor
Centenary College Choir, Dr. David Hobson, director
PRÍSMA Vocal Ensemble, Adam Philley, director
Tess Altiveros, soprano
Abigail Nims, alto
Brian Wallin, tenor
Andrew Wilkowske, bass
Derek Chester, evangelist
Stephen Morscheck, Jesus
Robert Neu, stage director
A free pre-concert discussion starts at 2:10 PM.
Tickets are available online at
or by phone at 318-227-8863. Ticket prices range from $15-$55.
The SSO's season sponsor is
Willis-Knighton Health System.
The concert sponsor is the LSUS Foundation/Ruth Herring Noel Endowed Chair.
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About the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra
Since its founding in 1948, the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra (SSO) has become Louisiana's oldest continually operating professional orchestra and one of the most respected regional orchestras in the United States. The SSO's mission is:
- to embrace the community we serve and to be embraced by the same community; to broaden the level of supporters and their involvement with the orchestra; to work across the region with various arts organizations through cooperation and partnerships.
- to educate; to enlighten the senses beyond the norm.
- to provide the unique aesthetic experiences of live orchestral music; to give depth and enriching life; to connect people through music; to foster cultural diversity.
- to foster artistic, organizational, and financial excellence.