Princeton University Glee Club
It was Arthur Mendel, the same Mendel who chaired the Princeton University Department of Music for 15 years and whose name adorns Princeton University’s music library, who did the most to bring Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. John Passion, BWV 245 to a performable state. In 1951, Professor Mendel created an edition of this masterpiece that combined exhaustive scholarship with sound intuition--a work which still serves as a necessary companion to more fashionable modern editions to this day.
On Friday, April 19, 2019 at 7:30PM in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, the Princeton University Glee Club presents their annual Walter L. Nollner memorial concert, joining internationally renowned early music specialists -- The English Concert baroque orchestra and renowned tenor James Taylor as the Evangelist -- to bring Bach’s beloved oratorio to life. Taylor recently made his New York Philharmonic debut in this role with conductor Kurt Masur, bringing a “sweet, light yet penetrating voice to the role of the Evangelist” (The New York Times). Glee Club Director Gabriel Crouch conducts.