J. S. Bach The Passion of Matthew


The magnificence of Passion of Matthew by J. S. Bach will be revealed in one of the project ‘Bach Passion Riga’ concerts by an outstanding group of musicians: the Latvian Radio Choir will collaborate with foremost interprets of Baroque music in Europe – ‘Les Passions de l'Ame’ orchestra (Switzerland), conductor and director of the International Bach Academy (Stuttgart, Germany) Hans-Christoph Rademan and many prominent guest soloists.

Thematic division: Thirst for the Ocean

Begins : 10.04.2014 21:00


  • Church of St. Peter

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.

Web address: http://riga2014.org/bahs_pasija_riga



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