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Six Gonzaga Students to Solo in GU Choirs’ Performance of ‘St. John Passion’

Posted on April 4, 2011 in: Alumni, Arts, Events, Faculty & Staff, Students

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University Choirs will perform J.S. Bach’s “St. John Passion,” one of the great spiritual masterworks of choral music, at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 19 at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave., downtown. Tickets at the door are $15, adults; $10, students/seniors; GU faculty, staff and students, free. Tickets may be purchased in advance at a reduced rate.

Six Gonzaga students will serve as soloists and perform with the professional orchestra along with two professional soloists from Seattle. Timothy Westerhaus, Gonzaga’s director of choral activities, will conduct.

“Gonzaga students have met the musical challenge of entering into this work of German-Baroque Lutheranism,” Westerhaus said. Gonzaga student soloists to perform will be Kaitrin Cunningham, post-baccalaureate; Shelby Culp, graduate; junior Elliot Matheny; sophomores Madelyn Smith and Judson Virden; and freshman Monica Powers.

On the evening of the concert, free buses will depart from St. Aloysius Church at 6:40 p.m. and 7:05 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling the theater box office at (509) 624-1200.

The day after the performance, at 3:30 p.m., April 20, Gonzaga senior Robert Carr will present his thesis on theology and music in Bach’s “St. John Passion”; check location to be announced online.

For more information, please contact Gonzaga’s music department at (509) 313-6733.

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