St. John Passion - Bach - Royal Music Conservatory Brussels
For its annual Spring Concert, the European Union Choir will sing the monumental St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels . The Choir will be joined by longtime collaborators: conductor Jacques Vanherenthals, a Bach specialist and
the Ensemble Orchestral de Bruxelles. Renowned soloists will join the 80 choristes from 25 different nationalities to present this marvelous concert.
The St. John Passion is structured almost like an opera.
Bach accentuates the drama by using numerous theatrical effects:
a central plot, succession of
scenes and variety of characters alternated with traditional chorals.
European Union Choir, Dirk De Moor, choir master
Ensemble Orchestral de Bruxelles, Jacques Vanherenthals, direction
Alice Depret, soprano
Katarina Van Droogenbroeck, alto
Markus Ennsthaller, tenore
Teun Michiels, tenore
Stefaan De Moor, baritone
Matthew Zadow, baritone
Shadi Torbey, basse