Aleteia logoAleteia logoAleteia
Tuesday 28 June |
Saint of the Day: St. Irenaeus of Lyons
Aleteia logo
Art & Culture
separateurCreated with Sketch.

Bach’s St. John Passion: A living masterpiece of Christian heritage

johann_sebastian_bach

© Wikipedia

Daniel Esparza - published on 04/15/17

Listen to the Bach Collegium of Japan, conducted by the legendary Masaaki Suzuki.

Bach’s Passio secundum Joannem (“St. John Passion”) was composed and premiered in 1724 at the Good Friday Vespers in Leipzig’s St. Nikolaus-Kirche. It is a musical re-interpretation of the Gospel text of St. John, and it has been performed ever since, year after year in countless churches and concert halls as part of the Lent and Easter season all throughout the world.

In this presentation of Bach’s St. John Passion, performed by the Bach Collegium Japan in July, 2000 in Tokyo, the audience can appreciate the mastery of Masaaki.

Tags:
CeciliaClassical Music
Support Aleteia!

Enjoying your time on Aleteia?

Articles like these are sponsored free for every Catholic through the support of generous readers just like you.

Thanks to their partnership in our mission, we reach more than 20 million unique users per month!

Help us continue to bring the Gospel to people everywhere through uplifting and transformative Catholic news, stories, spirituality, and more.

Support Aleteia with a gift today!

jour1_V2.gif
Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Entrust your prayer intentions to our network of monasteries


Top 10
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.