Vox Luminis (photo Foppe Schut)

Matthäus Passion according to Sebastiani

Vox Luminis + Lionel Meunier
Sat 16 Mar 2024 20:15 - 22:15
Sat 16 Mar 2024
20:15 - 22:15
  • Sat 16 Mar 2024
    20:15 - 22:15
    Interval 21:20
    Grote Zaal


Johann Sebastiani Matthäus Passion
Johann Kaspar Kerll Requiem


Vox Luminis
Lionel Meunier conductor

Another version of the Passion story

He almost shared his name with Johann Sebastian Bach: Johann Sebastiani. Half a century before Bach’s iconic St Matthew Passion, this German composed his own version of the Passion. In his compact St Matthew Passion, Sebastiani set an important trend with the addition of Lutheran chorales. The evangelist as tenor and Christ as bass will also sound familiar to anyone who knows Bach’s passions.

Sebastiani’s contemporary Johann Kaspar Kerll wrote a requiem mass ‘for the peace of my soul’. It was written for an ensemble of five voices, supported by a gamba quartet. This intimate requiem full of emotions perfectly completes this Baroque diptych.

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Co-production: Perpodium. 
With support of the Tax shelter of the Belgian Federal Government via Cronos Invest.

Programme booklet (Dutch)