World premier - The Passion of Jesus Christ by René Clausen

Immerse yourself in an emotional re-telling of Jesus Christ’s last week of life. “The Passion of Jesus Christ” is a new, oratorio-length composition written by Dr. René Clausen and commissioned to observe the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

The hour-long composition, performed by the 400 musicians of the Concordia voice faculty, choirs and orchestra, brings audience members closer to powerful scenes from Christ’s procession into Jerusalem, the Last Supper, the Garden of Gethsemane, the trial before Pilate and the crucifixion. In addition to telling the story of the Passion, music and text reveal moments when major figures struggle with the motivation and implication of their actions.

The passion of Christ is at the heart of the Reformation and Martin Luther’s theology, which critiqued late medieval religion by holding up the theology of the cross.

The composition is made possible by a generous gift from John and Veronna Capone.

Mark your calendar as follows:

Minneapolis: Orchestra Hall
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 7:30 p.m.
Buy tickets online beginning November 1

Moorhead: Memorial Auditiorum
Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 7 p.m. Memorial Auditorium
Presented free of charge as part of Concordia College's Sesquicentennial Celebration