Collegium Vocale Gent & Herreweghe

31/03/2023
20:00h
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Performers:

Collegium Vocale Gent
Philippe Herreweghe, conductor

Repertory:

J. S. Bach: Johannes Passion, BWV 245

The Collegium Vocale Gente and Philippe Herreweghe complete a glorious diptych around Bach, with the performance of the St. John’s Passion, after having performed St. Mathew’s Passion  in the 2021-22 season at the Palau de la Música Catalana.

Herreweghe will conduct an articulate, transparent and transformative version.

St. John’s Passion  by Bach,  represents the first Passion of the five that the baroque master wrote. It is a monument of faith, a capital work in the history of music, in which the idea of love predominates over narrative. Shorter, more concentrated, intimate and narrative than the Mathew’s Passion, it is a liturgical work of great dramatic force, with an impressive and extraordinary musical richness.