St John Passion
Thu 18 Apr19:30De Doelen, RotterdamGrote Zaal
Fri 19 Apr19:30De Doelen, RotterdamGrote Zaal
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conductor John Butt | soprano Anett Fritsch | alt Maarten Engeltjes | tenor Nicholas Mulroy | bass Lukas Jakobski | choir Laurens Collegium
J.S. Bach St John Passion
You only have to hear the astonishing opening chorus of the St John Passion to realise that this ‘small’ passion is in no way inferior to the St Matthew. Not to mention wonderful arias including Es ist vollbracht. The Scot John Butt directs a specialist soloist ensemble. And as an extra touch, Butt adds some chorales which the audience can join in, as was customary in Bach’s time.
Sing with the chorales
You can join in on singing some of the chorales as was custom in the time the piece premiered in Leipzig - 1724. Thirty minutes before the start of the concert, conductor John Butt will be practicing with the audience in the Grote Zaal of de Doelen. You are welcome to attend! Click here to download the sheet music of the chorales.