The St Matthew Passion performed by the Netherlands Bach Society for All of Bach. Whether or not they are an enthusiast of classical music, practically everyone in the Netherlands knows the St Matthew Passion. Since 1870 the Netherlands has had a rich tradition of annual St Matthew Passion performances. The Netherlands Bach Society was formed in 1921, in reaction to the popular performances by Willem Mengelberg and the Concertgebouw Orchestra. The founders believed that the St Matthew should be performed where it belonged - in a church. The annual performance by the Bach Society in Naarden grew to become 'the' Dutch St Matthew Passion.
Recorded for the project All of Bach on April 16th and 19th 2014 at the Grote Kerk, Naarden. If you want to help us complete All of Bach, please subscribe to our channel bit.ly/2vhCeFB or consider donating bit.ly/2uZuMj5.
For the documentary about our performance of St Matthew Passion go to trshow.info/watch/yvlL-WHXK_w/video.html
For the interview with violinist Shunske Sato on BWV 244 go to trshow.info/watch/ak0Pxyt9Qfw/video.html
For the interview with conductor Jos van Veldhoven on BWV 244 (St Matthew tradition) go to trshow.info/watch/T-ShZbOGdV8/video.html
For the interview with conductor Jos van Veldhoven on BWV 244 (manuscript) go to trshow.info/watch/53VrYf_8B0I/video.html
For the interview with conductor Jos van Veldhoven on BWV 244 (rhetoric) go to trshow.info/watch/LNBD3PYKXWQ/video.html
For the interview with tenor Charles Daniels on BWV 244 go to trshow.info/watch/CC93_G3FgTY/video.html
For more information on BWV 244 and this production go to allofbach.com/en/bwv/bwv-244/
All of Bach is a project of the Netherlands Bach Society / Nederlandse Bachvereniging, offering high-quality film recordings of the works by Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by the Netherlands Bach Society and her guest musicians. Visit our free online treasury for more videos and background material allofbach.com/en/. For concert dates and further information go to www.bachvereniging.nl/nederlandse-bachvereniging.
Netherlands Bach Society
Kampen Boys Choir
Jos van Veldhoven, conductor
Soloists Coro 1
Benjamin Hulett, evangelist
Griet De Geyter (First Maid, Pilate’s Wife), soprano
Tim Mead, alto
Robert Murray, tenor
Andreas Wolf (Jesus), bass
Soloists Coro 2
Lore Binon, soprano
Alex Potter (First Witness), alto
Charles Daniels (Second Witness), tenor
Sebastian Noack (Judas, Pilate), bass