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Bachs Matthäus-Passion onder leiding van Ivor Bolton

For the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra’s performance of Bach's St Matthew Passion this year, they'll be joined by six-star soloists, the Laurens Collegium and the Netherlands' National Boys' Choir. English conductor Ivor Bolton will lead this masterpiece about Jesus' last days on earth. The concert is in The Concertgebouw on March 25.

Bachs Matthäus-Passion onder leiding van Ivor Bolton

Dates
Sat 23 Mar19:30 - 22:35
Mon 25 Mar19:30 - 22:35
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Location
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Concertgebouwplein 10
1071 LN Amsterdam
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Two Dutch choirs and six top soloists

The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra has invited two successful Dutch choirs for the traditional passion concerts: the Rotterdam Laurens Collegium and the National Boys' Choir. Together with six top soloists, they perform Bach's St. Matthew Passion under the direction of Ivor Bolton. This versatile British conductor was a regular guest at the National Opera in Amsterdam. His opera expertise ensures a surprising interpretation.

Bach's St. Matthew Passion

It has been almost three hundred years since Johann Sebastian Bach first performed his St. Matthew Passion in Leipzig, but the eloquence of this masterpiece is still strong. Bach's musical explanation of the last days of Jesus is brilliant, compelling and moving. Anyone who hears the opening choir is immediately captivated by this music's almost otherworldly beauty and intensity. Other highlights include the moving soprano aria 'Blute nur', the comforting alto aria 'Erbarme dich' with the famous violin solo and the overwhelming choral work 'Sind Blitze, sind Donner'.

Dates and times

Saturday 23 March19:30 - 22:35
Monday 25 March19:30 - 22:35

Bachs Matthäus-Passion onder leiding van Ivor Bolton

Dates
Sat 23 Mar19:30 - 22:35
Mon 25 Mar19:30 - 22:35
More dates
Location
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Concertgebouwplein 10
1071 LN Amsterdam
show in Google Maps