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Hearing the music & story behind the St. Matthew Passion

Johann Sebastian Bach
courtesy of William H. Scheide, Princeton, N.J.
Johann Sebastian Bach penned the St. Matthew Passion in 1727.

This segment originally aired on In the Moment on SDPB Radio.

Delta David Gier, music director of the South Dakota Symphony, and Mark Bertrand, a novelist and Christian pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church, are the two men behind the "Hearing the Music" podcast.

In season two, they're examining a masterpiece by Johann Sebastian Bach. Listen to an excerpt of the podcast to learn about the St. Matthew Passion.

Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.
Ellen Koester is a producer of In the Moment, SDPB's daily news and culture broadcast.