An excerpt of the live performance from Sunday 7 November 2021.
Philippe Herreweghe director
Bach St John Passion, BWV 245
Following the huge success of our performance of the St Matthew Passion in the first ‘Bach the European’ concert in February 2019, we continue the theme of Bach’s ‘dramatic impulse’ with the telling of the Passion of Christ according to the Gospel of John. Written for Bach’s first Good Friday in Leipzig, the St John Passion is known for its expressive immediacy and urgency of narrative. Celebrated Bachian Philippe Herreweghe, founder and Artistic Director of Collegium Vocale Gent, directs.