St Matthew Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach - Collegium Vocale Gent

Palau de Musica (Barcelona, Spain)

April 12, 2022

19:00

Concert broadcast live on RTS Service 2 (Concert nomade)Bach's St. Matthew Passion was first performed in Leipzig's Thomaskirche on 11 April 1727 during Good Friday Vespers. In writing this work, the Cantor undoubtedly realised that he was giving a new impetus to the history of music. Never before had one heard a work of such inner coherence of text, with three choirs and two orchestras, bringing together an incredible variety of styles in use and of such vast dimensions (it lasts more than three hours!). And since then, this masterpiece has lost none of its emotional impact.

Reinoud Van Mechelen evangeliste-ténor
Florian Boesch Jesus-basse
Dorothee Mields & Grace Davidson soprano
Tim Mead & james Hall contreténor
Samuel Boden & Guy Cutting ténor
Peter Kooij & Tobias Berndt basse

Collegium Vocale Gent choeur & orchestre
Philippe Herreweghe chef d’orchestre

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