J.S Bach was a man who held a deep Christian faith, and all of his works have his faith somewhere integrated in to them, and no more so it would seem than his Passion
. It is only fitting, then, that the musicians playing his works treat them with utmost integrity. Under the direction of conductor Michael Messina, we heard a compelling account of the 18th and 19th chapters of the Book of John
. The balance of the orchestra, choir and soloists was excellent and intonation was rarely an issue. The musician I was most amazed with, however, was Bach. Between his compositional techniques and knowledge of theology, he composed a work that can seemingly never be taken lightly. With skill and precision, he expounds upon those chapters in the Bible in such a way that even a religious skeptic would stop to consider them.