Arcadia Players - New England's Period Instrument Ensemble
Arcadia Players embraces
practice to illuminate
and invigorate the
great Western heritage
of vocal and
Johann Theile's St. Matthew Passion
Sunday, April 2, 4:00 PM
Bombyx Center, Florence, MA
After years of waiting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Arcadia Players proudly presents Johann Theile’s St. Matthew Passion. Theile’s elegant setting of the Passion text predates that of Johann Sebastian Bach and is a hidden masterpiece of the German Baroque. Tenor William Hite sings the role of the Evangelist; baritone John Salvi that of Jesus. The organist is Larry Schipull. Gregory Hayes conducts the Arcadia Players ensemble, soloists and chorus.
Arcadia Players’ 2022-2023 concert season is made possible through the support of our patrons and donors,
by our media sponsor New England Public Media, and by the Cultural Councils of Amherst and South Hadley,
local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and by direct support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Arcadia Players is Ensemble-in-Residence at the Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies.