Presented by: Musikwoche Hitzacker
Leiden und Leidenschaft
- J.S. BACH St John Passion for tenor solo, harpsichord, organ and percussion
Elina Albach harpsichord & organ
Benedikt Kristjánsson tenor
Philipp Lamprecht percussion
Concert selected through MCO's artistic direction of Musikwoche Hitzacker
ABOUT THIS CONCERT
Starting in 2024, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra (MCO) will take over the Artistic Direction of the renowned Musikwoche Hitzacker for five years. Titled, aus Leidenschaft (Out of Passion) the festival's 38th edition will reflect the MCO's own passion for music and their wish to engage in an active dialogue with audiences and the festival itself.
The Johannespassion presented as chamber music. Tenor Benedikt Kristjánsson narrates the entire oratorio and sings all the roles. Harpsichordist Elina Albach and percussionist Philipp Lamprecht are the orchestra; the chorales are sung together with the audience. This format received an OPUS Klassik award as "Innovative Concert of the Year" in 2019, and was broadcast live from St. Thomas Church in Leipzig to audiences worldwide on Good Friday 2020, during the first COVID lockdown.
Photo: (c) Bodo Gierga