J.S. Bach’s moving choral work, “St. John Passion,” recounting the events leading up to the crucifixion of Christ, gets two performances this Easter weekend.
▪ On Friday, the Gaechinger Cantorey (Choir and Baroque Orchestra of the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart) brings it to UNC’s Memorial Hall (8 p.m. $15-$69. 919-843-3333 or carolinaperformingarts.org).
▪ On Saturday, in Duke University Chapel, the Chapel Choir performs the piece as the finale of its Bach cantata series (3 p.m., Free. 919-681-9488 or chapel.duke.edu).