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Tafelmusik | Bach St John Passion
March 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
One event on March 24, 2023 at 7:30 pm
One event on March 25, 2023 at 3:30 pm
Turbulent, intense, and tender, a Passion for our times.
When first performed, Bach’s St John Passion shocked the Church fathers in Leipzig with its intensity and fervour. It is just that intensity that makes it so relevant in today’s highly charged and turbulent times.
Our special performances of Bach’s masterpiece include projections of images, curated by director Ivars Taurins, from the illuminated Saint John’s Bible, a contemporary work of art that unites ancient Benedictine traditions with the vision of today. This striking visual element will explore a universal spiritual message while offering a deeper understanding of the context around St John Passion.
Harrowing, passionate, and tender by turn, the St John Passion reflects our world as well as Bach’s. It refuses to shy away from the darkness inherent in the tale, which makes the final transformation of pain and grief into faith and love all the more powerful. One of the masterpieces of Western art.
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