The Burlington Choral Society presents music for Lent and Easter that moves from tragic to festive. Bob Chilcott's new setting of the St. John Passion spans an enormous expressive range in telling the story of Christ's suffering and death. This will be its first Vermont performance.
John Taverner's Dum Transisset Sabbatum turns toward the light, then Pietro Mascagni's joyous Easter hymn from his opera Cavalleria Rusticana shines bright.
Artistic director Richard Riley will lead the chorus and instrumentalists, with guest artists tenor Adam Hall (Evangelist), bass-baritone Matt Sullivan (Jesus), baritone David Neiweem (Pontius Pilate), soprano Chayah Lichtig and Jenny Bower, organ. Instrumentalists will be Elizabeth Reid, viola; Perri Morris, cello; Jason Whitcomb and Don Wheater, trumpet; Joy Worland, horn; Lori Salimando-Porter, trombone; and William Keck, tuba.
Tickets are available at the FlynnTix Box Office, online here and (802) 86-FLYNN, and at the door as available.
Prices are $25 for adults and $20 for students
DOWNTOWN BURLINGTON PARKING
If you're wondering where to park for the concert, here's a link to the Park Burlington interactive map. Enter the location where you're going (College Street Congregational Church, 265 College Street), and you will see nearby parking options:
For on-street parking, the rate at smart meters is $1.50 per hour with no time limits, and the meters accept credit/debit cards. Note that smart meters are enforced until 9 pm, Monday through Saturday. Coin meters, which allow for free parking after 6 pm, are available less than a block away from the downtown core in each direction.