s Matthäus-Passion – Collegium Vocale Gent

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
PHILIPPE HERREWEGHE

27/03/2021 — 20:00
Concertgebouw | Amsterdam | NL

J.S.Bach (1685-1750):
Matthäus-Passion BWV 244
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Maximilian Schmitt tenor-Evangelist
Florian Boesch _bass-Jesus_
Dorothee Mields soprano
Eva Zaïcik alto
Mauro Peter tenor
Kresimir Strazanac bass

Collegium Vocale Gent
National Female Youth Choir
Royal Concertgebouworchestra Amsterdam
Philippe Herreweghe

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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. This year Philippe Herreweghe and Collegium Vocale Gent will return to the Concertgebouw despite the pandemic to continue this tradition with its world famous orchestra!