Bach's St. Matthew Passion performances in the Netherlands

Bach's St. Matthew Passion performances in the Netherlands

Mar 01, 2019Apr 20, 2019
Various locations
37,50 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 1 until April 21, it will be performed 33 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.


The Bach Choir & Orchestra of the Netherlands

Dutch conductor Pieter Jan Leusink has directed this masterpiece of J.S. Bach 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 have 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. Also, countertenor Sytse Buwalda is well known worldwide and a specialist in the St. Matthew Passion arias, especially "Erbarme Dich".


St. Matthew Passion musicians and soloists

The St. Matthew Passion musicians and soloists are: Robert Luts, Evangelist, Henk van Heijnsbergen, Christus, Olga Zinovieva, soprano. Yana Mamonova, soprano, Sytse Buwalda, countertenor, 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 1, 7pm
  • Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, Saturday, March 2, 7.30pm
  • Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, Sunday, March 3, 2.15pm
  • Apeldoorn, Grote Kerk, Friday, March 8, 7pm
  • Alkmaar, Grote Kerk, Saturday, March 9,7pm
  • Utrecht, Janskerk, Sunday, March 10, 3pm
  • Leiden, Marekerk, Saturday, March 16, 2.30pm
  • Arnhem, Eusebiuskerk, Saturday, March 23, 2.30pm
  • Hoogland, St, Martinuskerk, Sunday, March 24, 3pm
  • Zwolle, Dominicanenkerk, Thursday, March 28, 7pm
  • Den Bosch, Jheronimus Bosch Art Center, Friday, March 29, 7pm
  • Eindhoven, Catharinakerk, Saturday, March 30, 2.30pm
  • Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, Sunday, March 31, 7.30pm
  • Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, Thursday, April 4, 7.30pm
  • Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, Friday, April 5, 7.30pm
  • Rotterdam, Laurenskerk, Saturday 6, 2.30pm and 7pm
  • Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, Sunday, April 7, 2.15
  • Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, Wednesday, April 10, 7.30
  • Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, Thursday, April 11, 7.30
  • Utrecht, Janskerk, Friday, April 12, 7pm
  • Groningen, Martinikerk, Saturday, April 13, 2.30pm and 7pm
  • Nijmegen, Stevenkerk, Sunay, April 14, 2.30pm and 7pm
  • Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, Wednesday, April 17, 7.30
  • The Hague, Grote Kerk, Friday, April 19, 2.30pm and 7pm
  • Utrecht, Janskerk, Saturday, April 20, 2pm
  • Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, Saturday, April 20, 7.30pm
  • Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, Sunday, April 21, 2.15pm and 7pm


Book your tickets

Get a 50% discount when you book your tickets on IamExpat. Regular tickets for the performances of the St. Matthew Passion cost 75 euros, but for IamExpat readers, there's a special price of 37,50 euros.

Book your tickets online on the website of Pieter Jan Leusink or call 0900-8191 (Calls cost 45 cents per minute). Use the discount code EXPAT to get this great discount. Reserve your St. Matthew Passion concert tickets now!