Experiencing the passion together

St Matthew Passion

  • April 16 | 19:00
  • April 19 | 19:00
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Wednesday 16 April -
Saturday 19 April
Amare Concert Hall, The Hague
From €40
Conductor: Richard Egarr
Evangelist: Nick Pritchard
This concert is part of the Holidays series.

Experience the timeless and deeply moving story of the St Matthew Passion. Walk alongside Jesus Christ in his final days, journeying with him through betrayal, suffering, forgiveness and redemption. Johann Sebastian Bach's St Matthew Passion is a poignant tribute performed annually in the week before Easter. It's one of the composer's longest and most complex compositions, rich in symbolism and musical splendour.

With fourteen Stations of the Cross, twelve apostles, seven days of creation, four evangelists and the holy trinity, the story of Jesus's final days on Earth offers layers of interpretation and continuous wonder. Bach's music builds remarkable tension, with the choir and orchestra working together, complementing and challenging each other. The evening will be conducted by Richard Egarr, a Bach expert and enthusiast. This will be an unforgettable concert with a stellar line-up of soloists, the Netherlands Chamber Choir and the Haags Matrozenkoor boys' choir.