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ST. JOHN'S PASSION

29 January 2023 @ 20:00

"The Gaechinger Cantorey is ... an experience. In the Great Hall there was a special highlight" wrote Marcus Stäbler in the Hamburger Abendblatt about the Elbphilharmonie debut a year ago: "The performers work magic, and the Great Hall works magic with them... Hans-Christoph Rademann models the mood changes of the [Nelson] Mass vividly and grippingly. With the 36 singers of his brightly awake choir, with whom he fans out a wide palette of dynamic shadings and finds enchanting colors again and again. With the no less strong orchestra of the Gaechinger Cantorey, which plays transparently and vividly on historical instruments."

Now the artists return with Johann Sebastian Bach's St. John Passion. First performed 299 years ago, it is still one of the most moving and at the same time most effective works in music history. The Gospel account of Christ's suffering and death is presented here in an extremely touching manner. Thus, the work is able to give comfort and confidence to engage us in a world that is still highly imperfect today, where violence and injustice continue to reign.

Programme

J.S. Bach St. John Passion BWV 245

Gaechinger Cantorey
Hans-Christoph Rademann, conductor
Miriam Feuersinger, soprano
Henriette Reinhold, alto
Patrick Grahl, tenor (arias)
Benedikt Kristjansson, tenor (Evangelist)
Matthias Winckhler, bass (Christ)
Tobias Berndt, bass (arias and Pilate)

Performers

ST. JOHN'S PASSION

GAECHINGER CANTOREY

Ensemble

The Gaechinger Cantorey are the ensembles of the International Bach Academy Stuttgart and unite top European musicians under the baton of academy director Hans-Christoph Rademann. Since the 2016/17 season, this name marks a new era for the already world-renowned ensembles of the Bach Academy, which for decades served as Bach ambassadors as the Bach Collegium Stuttgart and the Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart under Helmuth Rilling. Now a newly founded baroque orchestra and the reformed choir combine to form a homogeneous original sound ensemble. The goal is to develop a new "Stuttgart Bach style" that will embody the hallmark of a Bach Academy of the future.

ST. JOHN'S PASSION

Hans-Christoph Rademann

Conductor

The conductor is an immensely versatile artist with a broad repertoire who devotes himself with equal passion to the performance and rediscovery of early music as to the premiere and cultivation of new music. Born in Dresden and raised in the Ore Mountains (Schwarzenberg), he was influenced early on by the great Central German cantorial and musical tradition. He was a student at the traditional Kreuzgymnasium, a member of the famous Kreuzchor, which celebrated its eight-hundredth anniversary in 2016, and studied choral and orchestral conducting at the Dresden Musikhochschule.

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ST. JOHN'S PASSION

Details

Date:
January 29, 2023
Time:
20:00
Event category:

Venue

Elbphilharmonie - Great Hall
Hamburg, Germany

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