Good Friday Concert: Bach’s St John Passion

Friday 29 March 2024 at 3.00 pm

To mark the 300th anniversary of the premiere of J. S. Bach’s St John Passion, the Association des concerts de Payerne is inviting its audiences to take part in a series of long-term concerts. On Good Friday 1724, Johann Sebastian composed his first Passion for Good Friday Vespers in one of Leipzig’s two main churches. Alternating between St Thomas’s and St Nicholas’s in Leipzig, he organised such a passion every year until his death in 1750. The Payerne project is to revisit the Leipzig programme from Bach’s time, 300 years on, and to supplement it with more recent repertoire where sources do not allow us to reconstruct what was played…

To inaugurate this series, Lucerne conductor Peter Siegwart, six vocal soloists he has brought together and the instrumentalists of the Capella Paterniacensis present a ‘version I’ of the famous St John Passion BWV 245.

Soloists: David Munderloh (evangelist), Keiko Enemoto (soprano), Ulrike Andersen (alto), Robert Reichinek (tenor), Samuel Zünd (Pilatus), Jonathan Sells (bass)

Category A: 40
Category B: 25
Category C: 15.00 (price per ticket)
5 discount for students, pensioners and military personnel
Children under 16: free.

Ticket office opens one hour before the event.

Bookings can be made on or at our reception desk during opening hours.

Duration: 2 hours

Concert organised by the Association des Concerts de Payerne

Lundi 1er juillet 2024, le dormitorium sera fermé. Le reste du parcours de découverte restera accessible aux visiteurs comme d’habitude.