St. John Passion
Thursday, 24 March 2022
From 7:30 pmuntil approximately 9:30 pm
Pesti Vigadó Ceremonial Hall,
HUF 3,500, HUF 4,000
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St. John Passion

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Johann Sebastian Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245
(without break)

Eszter Zemlényi soprano
Andrea Szántó alto
Zoltán Megyesi tenor
Szabolcs Hámori baritone
Miklós Sbestyén bass

Hungarian National Choir (choirmaster: Csaba Somos)
Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor: György Győriványi Ráth

Bach’s two monumental sacred works, the two passions are among the most significant creations in the whole of musical history. For believers, an evocation of the passion of Christ is a sacred experience, while non-believers can still wonder at the complexity of genre, richness of character and dramatic force of the works. Of the two passions, we can hear the earlier-composed piece that Bach based on the Gospel of John and which was first performed in Leipzig on 7 April 1724, Good Friday.