• 59°

FirstARTS hosts performance of Bob Chilcott’s St. John Passion

Submitted

The FirstARTS series of the Stanback Department of Sacred Music at First United Methodist Church will host a performance of Bob Chilcott’s St. John Passion on Sunday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m.

British composer and conductor Bob Chilcott began his career as a professional singer and turned to composition full-time in 1997. He has created a large body of frequently performed choral pieces with an emphasis on the sacred. St. John Passion was composed for conductor Matthew Owens and the Wells Cathedral Choir. The work was premiered in 2013.
This performance, under the direction of Matthew Michael Brown, will feature the Chancel Choir and Soloists of First United Methodist Church accompanied by brass quintet, organ, timpani, and strings. Soloists include tenor Wade Henderson singing the role of The Evangelist, baritone Scott MacLeod singing the role of Jesus, bass Jason McKinney singing the role of Pontius Pilate, and soprano soloists Kristin Schwecke and Alden Pridgen.

Tenor Wade Henderson appears frequently on local stages in opera, concert and choral settings. He is known for his “strong, vibrant tenor voice” (Classical Voice of North Carolina) as well as his facility with a wide variety of musical styles. He has sung critically acclaimed performances of both operatic and major choral works. A resident of Cary, he frequently performs with the NC Opera Company and as a soloist with the Duke University Chapel Choir.

Baritone Scott MacLeod maintains an active musical career as a singer, conductor, director, and teacher. He has appeared as a soloist in a variety of national and international venues, including Opera North, Utah Festival Opera, Opera Omaha, Central City Opera, Mobile Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera on the James, Eastern Music Festival, the Tucson Symphony, the North Carolina Symphony, the National Symphony of Costa Rica, and Carnegie Hall. MacLeod is Assistant Professor of Voice at High Point University.

Bass Jason McKinney is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts, where he studied voice with soprano Marilyn Taylor and tenor  Glenn Siebert, conducting with Maestro James Allbritten, and composition with Kenneth Frazelle. McKinney maintains an active performing career with performances at The Kennedy Center, The White House, The Semper Opera House in Dresden Germany, The Hamburgische Staatsoper, The Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden, Germany, Opera Kommische in Berlin, Germany, Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, Sicily, and The Theatre Carre in Amsterdam. Mr. McKinney has performed the title role in Porgy & Bess, operas of Mozart, Puccini, and Carlisle Floyd. As a concert soloist, Jason McKinney has been featured with the North Carolina Symphony, the Eugene Symphony and has performed to critical acclaim in the USA, Australia, Europe, and Mexico.

The concert is free and open to the public. First United Methodist Church is located at 217 S. Church St. For more information, contact 704-636-3121.

About Post Lifestyles

Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SalPostLifestyle/ and Twitter @postlifestlyes for more content

email author More by Post

Comments

High School

High school football: Some anxious moments, but Hornets win state title

Local

Photos: Salisbury High Hornets win big in 2AA championship game

Local

County manager outlines projections for the upcoming fiscal year budget, suggests uses for stimulus money

Business

Miami-based Browns Athletic Apparel opens second screen printing location in Salisbury

News

At funeral, fallen Watauga deputies remembered as ‘heroes’

Coronavirus

COVID-19 cluster identified at Granite Quarry Elementary

Coronavirus

More than half of North Carolinians have now taken at least one vaccine shot

Local

City hopes to cover expenses in 2021-22 budget with surplus revenue generated this year

Local

Fallen tree proves to be a blessing for local nonprofit Happy Roots

Local

Quotes of the week

Coronavirus

Health department drops quarantine time from 14 to 10 days

Crime

Blotter: More than $100,000 in property reported stolen from Old Beatty Ford Road site

Local

City fights invasive beetles by injecting trees with insecticide

Local

City names downtown recipients for federal Parks Service grant

China Grove

China Grove Town Council weighs 2021-22 budget priorities, supports buying body cameras

Education

Educators reflect on Teacher Appreciation Week

Education

Livingstone College wins $30,000 Home Depot grant

Education

Shoutouts

News

Shield-A-Badge With Prayer program enters 26th year, accepting volunteers to pair with officers

Education

COVID-19 infection, quarantine numbers in Rowan-Salisbury Schools reach new highs

High School

High school football: Offensive line came together for Hornets, who play for state title tonight

Local

Pro baseball: White makes pro debut and says, ‘It felt amazing to be out there’

Education

West Rowan Middle eighth grader wins investment writing contest

Local

YSUP Rowan invites agencies to participate in youth-focused training