Fri, Apr 15|
HCO & Somnium Ensemble: J. S. Bach - St. John's Passion
J. S. Bach: St. John's Passion Annami Hylkilä, soprano, Anu Ontronen, alto, Kalle Virtanen, tenor, Aapo Korhonen, tenor (Evangelist), Niklas Spångberg, bass (Jesus), Veikko Vallinoja, bass (Pilatus), James S. Kahane, conductor.
Time & Place / Aika ja paikka
Apr 15, 2022, 7:00 PM
Helsinki, Lutherinkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Details / Lisätietoja
J.S. Bach’s St John Passion is a tale of guilt and innocence and of courage and fear at acting according to one’s beliefs. Bach and the unknown librettist open up a view of the Gospel that is baroquely rich and strikingly painful. The passion’s dramatic effect is achieved particularly through the unity of its musical material. Along the way of the cross, intimate chorales offer a respite and a chance to ask for the meaning of the story here and now.
Somnium Ensemble and Helsinki Chamber Orchestra are led by the orchestra’s principal conductor, James Kahane on Good Friday. Somnium Ensemble, winner of Yle’s record of the year in 2019, gets a chance to continue absorbing in early music and major vocal works. Helsinki Chamber Orchestra emphasises the importance of chamber musicianship and the individual creative responsibility of its players.
A dynamic group of soloists includes renowned and promising singers. The St John Passion will be performed a second time on Monday the 18th of April at 16.00 as part of the Eurajoki Bel Canto Festival, in Kustaa Aadolfin kirkko, Eurajoki.