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Vox Luminis & Freiburger Barockorchester

Bach. St Matthew Passion

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TOPSTUK BACH 2023

music
spiritual
Fri 07 Apr 2023 -19.00
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Concertzaal
introduction by Ignace Bossuyt 18.15
start 19.00

Standard €28.00 - €61.00

Reduction -26 €14.50 - €31.00

All prices include booking fees.

Resident artist and dream orchestra join forces for Bach’s richest work

In Bach’s monumental St Matthew Passion, tradition and innovation are fused into an awe-inspiring construction that is among the most moving music ever written. The work meanders between reflective and dramatic recitatives, lyrical and contemplative arias and devout chorales, and elevates the age-old Passion story – in words that still touch us today – into a universal message about suffering and consolation. Even Nietzsche was impressed: ‘Those who have completely forgotten Christianity hear it here as gospel,’ he wrote in 1902, after he had declared Bach ‘divine’.

For Bach's double choir masterpiece, resident artist Vox Luminis join their voices with of one of Europe's most legendary Baroque orchestras, led for the occasion by their musical directors from the outset Petra Müllejans and Gottfried von der Goltz. Two fabulous singers in the ‘leading roles’ complete the picture.

programme

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
St Matthew Passion, BWV244

performers

Vox Luminis: vocal ensemble
Freiburger Barockorchester: orchestra
Flagey Academy Treble Choir conducted by Helen Cassano: children’s choir
Lionel Meunier: bass & musical direction
Raphael Höhn: Evangelist
Zsuzsi Tóth & Gwendoline Blondeel: soprano
Alexander Chance & William Shelton: alto
Florian Sievers & Raffaele Giordani: tenor
Sebastian Myrus & Felix Schwandtke: bass

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Vox Luminis: vocal ensemble
Freiburger Barockorchester: orchestra
Flagey Academy Treble Choir conducted by Hel

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Fri 07 Apr 2023 -19.00
Take a choice subscription and receive up to -50% discount
Concertzaal
introduction by Ignace Bossuyt 18.15
start 19.00

Standard €28.00 - €61.00

Reduction -26 €14.50 - €31.00

All prices include booking fees.