J. S. Bach Passion of John


The concert series ‘Bach Passion Riga’ will offer one of Bach’s most outstanding and dramatic opuses – Passion of John to be presented to the public and guests of Riga on Good Friday by the best European interprets of Baroque music – the orchestra ‘Concerto Copenhagen,’ Danish conductor Lars Ulrik Mortensen and prominent guest soloists to collaborate with Latvian Radio Choir. 

Thematic division: Thirst for the Ocean

Begins : 18.04.2014 16:00


  • Church of St. John

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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