St Matthew Passion
Thu 9 Apr 202019:30De Doelen, RotterdamGrote Zaal
Fri 10 Apr 202019:30De Doelen, RotterdamGrote Zaal
Sat 11 Apr 202019:30De Doelen, RotterdamGrote Zaal
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conductor Peter Dijkstra | soprano Anna Lucia Richter | altus Maarten Engeltjes | tenor Fabio Trumpy | tenor Maximilian Schmitt (evangelist) | baritone Thomas Oliemans | bass Andreas Wolf (Christus) | choir Laurens Colllegium Rotterdam and Nationaal Jongenskoor
Bach St Matthew Passion
Peter Dijkstra was eight when he sang in a St Matthew Passion for the first time. He recalls that the high point of that experience was for him the choral eruption ‘Lasst ihn, haltet, bindet nicht’ – ‘I knew it was coming and still I got a fright each time’. Nowadays, as a choirmaster, he is lauded the world over for the dramatic fervour of his Bach interpretations: ‘brisk, gripping, overwhelming,’ in the words of Forbes. The boys’ choir is warned!