On Saturday, March 21st, 2015 composer John Debney's The Passion of the Christ Oratorio Concert was attended by nearly 6,000 people at the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba in Spain and closed their night with five curtain calls. Helmed by conductor and arranger Kevin Kaska, the performance featured the Córdoba Orchestra and Choir Ziryab along with special guests, woodwind player Pedro Eustache, and vocalist and soloist Lisbeth Scott.
This was the first orchestral concert at the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba in over 40 years and the first public performance in 15 years. LaLa Land records has also released a 2 disc set in honor of the historic concert which also marks the 10th Anniversary of the first Passion of the Christ Live concert which occurred in Rome, Italy.
The concert was created through the collaboration between the Diputación of Córdoba through its Department of Culture and the Film Music Festival brand, organizer of the International Film Music Festival. The performance has the utmost support from the Córdoba Orchestra, Choir Ziryab, the Cathedral of Córdoba, the Córdoba City Council through its Department of Culture, and the Junta de Andalucía through the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sports. As the film emphasizes the passion of Jesus Christ, it is fitting that the concert will occur during the period of Lent, pre Holy Week. This unforgettable evening will have free admission until all seats are filled.
La-La Land Records has released a two-disc expanded The Passion of the Christ CD which marks the 10th Anniversary of the first Passion of the Christ live concert which occurred in Rome, Italy. The album includes over 70 minutes of unreleased material and new album notes from director Mel Gibson and composer John Debney.
April 4, 2015 Update: Below is a six-minute video clip from the concert: