s Matthäus-Passion – Collegium Vocale Gent

Collegium Vocale Gent


13/04/2014 — 10:00
Concertgebouw | Amsterdam | BE

*Johann Sébastian BACH* (1685-1750):
Matthäus-Passion BWV 244

Maximilian Schmitt _tenor-Evangelist_
Thomas E.Bauer _bass-Jesus_
Carolyn Sampson _soprano_
Damien Guillon _countertenor_
Benjamin Hulett _tenor_
Peter Kooij _bass_

Nationaal Jongenskoor
*Collegium Vocale Gent*
Royal Concertgebouworchestra Amsterdam
Philippe Herreweghe



In 1899, Wilhelm Mengelberg started the Palm Sunday tradition of performing Johann Sebastian Bach’s (1685-1750) _St. Matthew Passion_ in Amsterdam with the (then new) Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. He conducted this annual rite for nearly a half century, his status as a conductor taking on almost religious proportions. Since 2009 there have been alternating performances of either the St. Matthew or St. John Passion, or modern passion music, as the solemn upbeat to Easter. After exactly 10 years away, Philippe Herreweghe and Collegium Vocale Gent will return to the Concertgebouw to continue this tradition with its world famous orchestra!