The passion of Christ is touchingly translated by that composer of composers, Johann Sebastian Bach. This is the unrivalled number one in the Heart & Soul charts of Radio 4. Bach’s St Matthew Passion draws full houses and churches every year with Easter. It is a wonderful Dutch tradition.
Tonight, in Maastricht, Stephan MacLeod conducts. The NRC lauded “the ripeness of his ideas” before, as well as his “dynamic subtleties” expressed in an earlier performance of Matthew with the Netherlands Bach Society. Experience the passion of Christ in this everlasting narrative of betrayal, forgiveness, love, and death. Let Bach’s genius, moving masterpiece lift you up and comfort you.
Rosanne van Sandwijk
Schola Cantorum Puerorum