St John Passion by Bach

Daniel Reuss, Berit Norbakken, Cappella Amsterdam, Marianne Beate Kielland, Matthias Winckhler, Peter Harvey, Robin Tritschler, Werner Güra
Antwerp Symphony Orchestra
Fri 21.03.2025 and Sat 22.03.2025
Fri 21.03.25
and
Sat 22.03.25

The annual Passion Concert is a cherished tradition. Bach, like no other, expresses the essence of the Passion story through his music. The St John Passion is often referred to as his only opera, showcasing his unparalleled sense of theatricality in dramatic scenes, evident from the captivating opening chorus, Herr, unser Herrscher. This year, the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra collaborates with conductor Daniel Reuss and Cappella Amsterdam, European leaders in their genre. Together, they present the powerful and inspiring Messiah story from John, featuring two of the world's finest vocalists: German tenor Werner Güra as the evangelist and Peter Harvey in the role of Christ.

Part of

Program

Bach St John Passion, BWV 245 (version 1749)

Daniel Reuss

conductor

Werner Güra

tenor (evangelist)

Peter Harvey

baritone (Christ)

Berit Norbakken

soprano

Marianne Beate Kielland

alto

Robin Tritschler

tenor

Matthias Winckhler

baritone

Cappella Amsterdam

choir