Passions of Mark and Luke


The program of ‘Bach Passion Riga’ offers Bach’s lesser known Passion of Mark as well as a novel work dedicated to this event – Passion of Luke by Ēriks Ešenvalds, which is to be world-premiered at this time. The audience will enjoy these compositions in exquisite interpretations – conductor Sigvards Kļava and Latvian Radio Choir will collaborate with Sinfonietta Riga and the best European Baroque singers.

Thematic division: Thirst for the Ocean

Begins : 04.04.2014 16:00


  • Riga Dome

Form of event:

  • Concert

Category of event:

  • Music

Audience of event:

  • Youth
  • Adults

Project description:

Project ‘Bach Passion Riga’ will present the most significant Passions of the genre of sacred music. Johan Sebastian Bach’s compositions are unparalleled in courage, depth and the strength of philosophic conception. The great influence and energy of Bach, the power of his music has stirred minds and urged the birth of ideas, his music in the places of reverence in Riga will bring the audiences closer to the essence of living. Participation of the most prominent European interprets of Baroque music in the project will highlight the placement of Riga as European Capital of Culture in the historic cultural space of the continent. The three largest churches of Riga will host the series of ‘Bach Passion Riga’ concerts on three Fridays preceding the Easter.

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