Catapulting into Classical

A headlong leap into music, history, and composing

Bach’s St. John Passion To Be Livestreamed from Bach’s Church in Leipzig on April 10, 2020

Leave a comment

J. S. Bach

On April 10, 2020, Bach’s St. John Passion will be performed at Leipzig’s St. Thomas Church, at the site of Bach’s tomb.  The broadcast will begin at 15:00 CET (GMT+2; 9AM EDT).  This innovative performance will include a tenor, a harpsichordist, and a percussionist, as well as five singers, with the addition of various artists and choirs participating via video.  The tenor part, the Evangelist,  and all the other characters will be sung by Icelandic tenor Benedikt Kristjánsson (see bio in English here).

Here’s a sample, “Zerfliesse, mein Herze, in Fluten der Zähren”.

Sheet music for the chorales and program notes are available via the Carus-Verlag website.

You can see the livestream at the following sites:

http://www.facebook.com/bacharchiv
http://www.facebook.com/mdrkultur
https://www.facebook.com/MDRKlassik
http://www.mdr-klassik.de
http://www.arte.tv/en/arte-concert (six languages available at this site)
https://www.arte.tv/en (six languages available at this site)

It will be broadcast in Germany at 19:00 on MDR Kultur and MDR Klassik, and on German TV at 24:00 on MDR-Fernsehen.

For more details, see this Gramophone article and the Carus-Verlag website.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.