Pieterskerk Leiden

St Matthew Passion

  • March 28 | 7:30 p.m.
  • March 29 | 11:30 a.m.
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Thursday, March 28 -
friday, march 29
Pieterskerk, Leiden
From €59.
Conductor: Richard Egarr
Choir: Netherlands Chamber Choir

Every year around Easter, several performances of Bach's oratorio are held in the Pieterskerk Leiden. The Pieterskerk Leiden is delighted with the increasing attention: from all over the country enthusiasts, including Prime Minister Rutte and other politicians from The Hague, come to Leiden to enjoy this highlight of musical history in the beautiful setting of the Gothic church.

In 2024, the Dutch Chamber Choir, the Residentie Orkest and the Haags Matrozenkoor perform the Matthäus at the invitation of the Pieterskerk Leiden. The Nederlands Kamerkoor has been a household name for over 80 years and has been at the world's top for decades. With the Weihnachts-Oratorium the Nederlands Kamerkoor has made a furor in recent years in the Pieterskerk Leiden: the concerts draw full houses and garnered praise from press and public. The renowned Residentie Orkest proves that symphonic music is also in the 21st century for a large and wide audience of great significance. The whole ensemble is conducted by conductor Richard Egarr.

Matthew Passion in the Pieterskerk in Leiden (photographer Simon van Boxtel)