Thu, 27.07.2023
Tickets 35/25 €

St John Passion

Johann Sebastian Bach (1724, BWV 245)

Benjamin Glaubitz (evangelist and tenor arias, Germany)
Alvar Tiisler (Jesus)
Maria Valdmaa (soprano)
Danila Frantou (countertenor)
Janari Jorro (bass)

Ensemble Studio Vocale
Lodewijk van der Ree (choirmaster, Netherlands/Estonia)
Haapsalu Festival Baroque orchestra
Małgorzata Malke (concertmaster, Poland)
Toomas Siitan (conductor)

This summer marks the 300th anniversary of Johann Sebastian Bach’s election to the position of cantor of St. Thomas’ Church in Leipzig, and his first year of work was crowned by one of his most beautiful masterpieces, the St John Passion (1724). The depth and clarity of the redemptive message of this work are unparalleled in all of music history.