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Bach's St. Matthew Passion performances in the Netherlands

Bach's St. Matthew Passion performances in the Netherlands

Mar 20, 2022Apr 17, 2022
Various locations, incl. Amsterdam & The Hague
Apeldoorn, Arnhem, Elburg, Nijmegen, Groningen, Den Bosch, Eindhoven, Amsterdam, Zwolle, Leiden, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Amersfoort
39,35 euros 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 20 to April 17, 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.

Bach's St. Matthew Passion performances in the Netherlands

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.

Olga Zinovieva soprano

St. Matthew Passion musicians and soloists

The St. Matthew Passion musicians and soloists are:Adriaan Fernandes, Evangelist, Thilo Dahlmann, Christus, Olga Zinovieva, soprano. Bethany Shepard, soprano, Melina Meschkat, mezzo soprano, Martinus Leusink, tenor, Jasper Schweppe, bass, Pieter Jan Leusink, conductor, along with The Bach Choir & Orchestra of the Netherlands.

Bach's St. Matthew Passion performances Netherlands

St. Matthew Passion concert dates in the Netherlands

  • Zwolle, Dominicanenkerk, Saturday, March 12, 3pm and 7pm
  • Utrecht, Janskerk, Sunday, March 13, 3pm
  • Apeldoorn, Grote Kerk, Friday, March 18, 7pm
  • Leiden, Hooglandsekerk, Saturday, March 19, 2.30pm
  • Utrecht, Janskerk, Sunday, March 20, 3pm
  • Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, Thursday, March 24, 7.30pm
  • Utrecht, Janskerk, Friday, March 25, 7pm
  • Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, Saturday, March 26, 7.30pm
  • Eindhoven, Catharinakerk, Sunday, March 27, 12.30pm and 4.15pm
  • Rotterdam, Laurenskerk, Friday, April 1, 7pm
  • Rotterdam, Laurenskerk, Saturday, April 2, 3pm and 7pm
  • Den Bosch, Jheronimus Bosch Art Center, Sunday, April 3, 12.30pm and 4.15pm
  • Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, Wednesday, April 6, 7.30pm
  • Utrecht, Janskerk, Thursday, April 7, 7pm
  • Groningen, Martinikerk, Friday, April 8, 7pm
  • Groningen, Martinikerk, Saturday, April 9, 3pm and 7pm
  • Nijmegen, Stevenkerk, Sunday, April 10, 12.30pm and 4.15pm
  • Leusden, AFAS Theatre, Tuesday, April 12, 7pm
  • Elburg, Grote Kerk, Wednesday, April 13, 3pm and 7pm
  • Arnhem, Eusebiuskerk, Thursday, April 14, 3pm and 7pm
  • The Hague, Grote Kerk, Friday, April 15, 3pm and 7pm
  • Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, Saturday, April 16, 2.15pm and 7pm
  • Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, Sunday, April 17, 2.15pm and 7pm

Matthew Passion Netherlands

Book your tickets

Get a 50% discount when you book your tickets via IamExpat. Regular tickets for the performances of St. Matthew Passion cost 80 euros, but for IamExpat readers, there's a special price of 39,95 euros!

Book your tickets on the Beleefklassiek website or call 0900-8191 (calls cost 45 cents per minute). Use the code EXPAT to get this great discount. Reserve your tickets now!

Prices shown are excluding the 6,95 euros service costs and surtax of 5 euros at Concertgebouw concerts.