Pärt/Bach (photo Diederik Rooker)


Cappella Amsterdam
Wed 5 Mar 2025 20:15 - 22:00
Wed 5 Mar 2025
20:15 - 22:00
  • Wed 5 Mar 2025
    20:15 - 22:00
    Grote Zaal


Johann Sebastian Bach Jesu, meine Freude 
Johann Sebastian Bach Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied 
Arvo Pärt Ode I, Ode VI, Kontakion, Ikos, Ode IX and Prayer after the Canon from Kanon Pokajanen


Cappella Amsterdam 
Daniel Reuss conductor

Deeply religious masterpieces by two great composers

Arvo Pärt consistently holds the title of the world’s most performed living composer. But his monumental Kanon Pokajanen (1997) for four-part choir was rarely performed – until Daniel Reuss and Cappella Amsterdam turned their attention to the masterpiece a few years ago. Now parts of this deeply religious work can be enjoyed alongside motets by Bach.

Bach wrote his motets for special occasions and often for a one-off performance. Consequently, they weren’t always thoroughly archived and it’s likely that some motets have been lost. Daniel Reuss: ‘I like to refer to them as the bible of music. I’ve been living with these motets for about forty years, and I can practically dream them. There are no pieces I have studied more, or feel more connected to. I am thrilled that I can conduct the works again after all these years.’