April12 2022 (Tue)
7:30 PM

St John Passion

Collegium 1704 & Collegium Vocale 1704

Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall | Classical Music

120 minutes | Available

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Date: April 12, 2022 | 19:30 (Tue)
Venue: Rudolfinum - Dvořák Hall
Duration: 120 minutes
Status: Available
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Baroque orchestra Collegium 1704, choir, and leading soloists perform St John Passion by J. S. Bach in Dvořák Hall of Rudolfinum

In the context of Bach’s oeuvre, both preserved settings of the Passion, according to Matthew and according to John, are among the central works. At the same time, they represent a particular type of an opulent Passion setting for soloists, choir, and orchestra. This musical form emerged from centuries of development: since the middle of the 15th century, partly polyphonic settings of Biblical tales about the suffering and death of Jesus Christ have been documented. In comparison with the works of Bach’s contemporaries but also with his own later St Matthew PassionSt John Passion stands out, for instance, by the elaborate and emotionally charged choruses in the scene of Pilate’s judgement.


J. S. Bach
Johannes-Passion BWV 244


Sophie Junker - soprano
Henriette Gödde - alto
Sebastian Kohlhepp - tenor - Evangelist
Christian Immler - baritone
Matthias Winckhler - bass

Collegium 1704 & Collegium Vocale 1704
Václav Luks
 - conductor

Collegium 1704 is a Prague-based highly acclaimed Baroque orchestra established in 2005 by the conductor and harpsichordist Václav Luks. The orchestra & vocal ensemble present famous orchestral and choral works by well-known composers as well as long-forgotten and now rediscovered treasures of the Baroque repertoire. The ensemble has been successfuly promoting work of Czech masters like Jan Dismas Zelenka and Josef Mysliveček.