Bach’s St John Passion, is one of the great masterpieces of Western classical music. But in more recent years, it’s also been known as controversial, specifically for its text, drawn in part from the Gospel of John, which are often criticized as anti-Semitic. How can we reflect on this work carefully, critically, and with nuance?
We are thrilled to welcome world/fusion vocalist Suba Sankaran to the Tafelmusik stage in The Indigo Project. Suba has composed and produced music for theatre, film, radio, and dance. She currently teaches in the jazz department at Humber College, co-directs Toronto’s City Choir, is artistic associate at Confluence Concerts, and is co-sound designer, composer, and performer with Why Not Theatre/Shaw Festival’s upcoming production of the epic story, Mahabharata. We sat down with Suba to learn a bit more about her and her music-making.
Tafelmusik: How are you preparing for this concert?