“There are few works in musical literature that display a unity and completeness comparable to Matthew the Passion, capable of touching and shaking the human soul in a similar way. This music touches on thought and emotion equally, and even people interested in music who do not claim to be Christians feel the power and message of the work,” he says. Music expert Anne-Marie Zils says of the powerful work that will be performed on Saturday 1 April. April will be performed in the parish church of Baden. She writes that it is “one of the absolute highlights of Western culture”.
“This powerful and highly dramatic masterpiece, narrated and performed by six soloists, in which opposing choir and orchestra, reunites, reunites, for example in a choir, for a Baden audience on April 1, at 2:30 p.m. in Badener Parish Church in St Stephen’s Enthuses Andjelko Igrec, director of this massive production.
The two-part work is celebrated by the following performers: Martina Fender and Tia Bekija, soprano, Cornelia Sonleithner, alto, Emmanuel Tomlinović and Martin Meiringer, tenor, Robert Hall and Wolfgang Bunkel, bass.
The choral part will be performed by the Vrazden Choir “Angelikos Choir”, St. Stephen’s Choir and Choir, Baden, together with the Youth Choir of the Baden Music School “verCHORxt” (Rehearsal: Cornelia Hoepsch) and the Youth Choir of St. Stephen’s Parish.
The Baroque Cappella Savaria Orchestra will perform from Zumbathely, conducted by Andelco Egrec.
Entry is 30 euros. Tickets are available at Beethovenhaus Baden, Rathausgasse 10. Contact: Tel: +43/2252/86 800-630, [email protected] (Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-6pm).
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