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Bach's St. Matthew Passion performances in the Netherlands

Bach's St. Matthew Passion performances in the Netherlands

Mar 06, 2020Apr 12, 2020
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36,25 for IamExpat readers

Bach's St. Matthew Passion performances in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands, the St. Matthew Passion is the most frequently performed classical musical work in the period before Easter. It is regarded by musicians, scholars and classical music fans alike as one of the true gems of classical music, composed by the great Johann Sebastian Bach.

From March 6 until April 12, it will be performed more than 30 times in some of the most prestigious venues in the country by The Bach Choir & Orchestra of the Netherlands, conducted by Baroque music specialist Pieter Jan Leusink.

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The Bach Choir & Orchestra of the Netherlands

Dutch conductor Pieter Jan Leusink has directed this J.S. Bach masterpiece more than 400 times. These years of experience are evident during the dynamic concerts with The Bach Choir & Orchestra of the Netherlands, in which the orchestra plays on authentic instruments from the Baroque period.

It's the most frequently performed classical musical work in the pre-Easter period. Get tickets now!

The singers, which are carefully selected to blend with the orchestra, possess unique sounds, and the combination of the transparent sound and the flexible voices has already resulted in excellent reviews in Dutch newspapers. 

Outstanding soloists

Leusink has carefully selected the internationally renowned soloists for the performances. In particular, the Belgian tenor Robert Luts, singing the part of Evangelist, is a great narrator.

Bach Orchestra and Choir Beleefklassiek

St. Matthew Passion musicians and soloists

The St. Matthew Passion musicians and soloists are: Robert Luts, Evangelist, Henk van Heijnsbergen, Christus, Olga Zinovieva, soprano. Bethany Shepard, soprano, Annette Stallinga, alto, Martinus Leusink, tenor, Thilo Dahlmann, bass, Jasper Schweppe, bass, Pieter Jan Leusink, conductor, along with The Bach Choir & Orchestra of the Netherlands.

St. Matthew Passion concert dates in the Netherlands

  • Elburg, Grote Kerk, Friday, March 6, 7pm
  • Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, Saturday, March 7, 7.30pm*
  • Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, Sunday, March 8, 2.15pm
  • Apeldoorn, Grote Kerk, Friday, March 13, 7pm
  • Utrecht, Janskerk, Saturday, March 14, 3pm
  • Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, Sunday, March 15, 2.15pm*
  • Zwolle, Dominicanenkerk, Thursday, March 19, 7pm
  • Amersfoort, St, Martinuskerk, Friday, March 20, 7pm
  • Leiden, Marekerk, Saturday, March 21, 3pm
  • Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, Sunday, March 22, 7.30pm*
  • Den Bosch, Jheronimus Bosch Art Center, Friday, March 27, 7pm
  • Rotterdam, Laurenskerk, Saturday March 28, 2.30pm and 7pm
  • Utrecht, Janskerk, Sunday, March 29, 3pm
  • Groningen, Martinikerk, Friday, April 3, 7pm
  • Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, Saturday, April 4, 2.15pm*
  • Nijmegen, Stevenkerk, Sunday, April 5, 2.30pm and 7pm
  • Eindhoven, Catharinakerk, Saturday, April 7, 7pm
  • Groningen, Martinikerk, Sunday, April 8, 7pm
  • Arnhem, Eusebiuskerk, Thursday, April 9, 7pm
  • The Hague, Grote Kerk, Friday, April 10, 2.30pm and 7pm
  • Utrecht, Janskerk, Saturday, April 11, 2pm
  • Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, Saturday, April 11, 7.30pm*
  • Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, Sunday, April 12, 2.15pm* and 7pm*

* Exclusive 6,95 euros service costs and 2,50 euros surtax for Rang 1 at Concertgebouw.

Bach Orchestra and Choir Beleefklassiek

Book your tickets

Get a 50% discount via IamExpat. Regular tickets for the performances of St. Matthew Passion cost 72,50 euros, but for IamExpat readers, there's a special price of 36,25 euros.

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