VIDEO: Passion Project - Three choirs, three Passions, one story

Setting the Passion story of Jesus' suffering and death goes back to Bach - but this month a Tacoma project brings three contemporary Passions to life within ten days. The UW Chamber Singers perform Arvo Pärt's "Passio," the Tacoma Symphony and Chorus perform Tan Dun's "Water Passion," and the PLU choirs sing a new "St Matthew Passion" by Sven-David Sandström. The one theme that connects them? Compassion for all human suffering.
Rosemary Ponnekanti rponnekanti@thenewstribune.com