This recording of the Saint John Passion by the Bach Choir of Bethlehem is an acknowledgement of an important part of its history. In 1888, fresh from studying with Reinberger in Munich, J. Fred. Wolle conducted the Bethlehem Choral Union in the first complete American performance of this Passion in Bethlehem's Moravian Church. Ten years later, the Choral Union morphed into the Bach Choir that came into being in 1900.
This 2-CD set is the seventh Bach Choir of Bethlehem CD.