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Highlights of St. Matthew Passion

On Monday 15 April 2019 you can attend the dress rehearsal of Kempenkoor and Concerto Barocco.

Location: Christus Koning church
Kapelstraat-Zuid 20, 5503 DA Veldhoven (Meerveldhoven)
Time: 20 – 22 h (no intermission)

In addition to all choir pieces from St. Matthew Passion, also some wonderful arias are on the programme.

Soloist:  Rianne Wilbers, soprano.
Narrator: Maarten Stevens, tenor.

Highlights of St. Matthew Passion in Valkenswaard on 10 April 2017


Every year Kempenkoor visits a different town to introduce more people to St. Matthew Passion. An abbreviated version of St. Matthew Passion is performed, which includes all choir pieces and some arias. This concept is unique in the Netherlands. Many visitors are so captivated that they want to attend the full performance in Oirschot later.

What will happen that evening?

  • You will witness the dress rehearsal of the choir and the orchestra (totalling 130 musicians). They will be rehearsing all chorals and choir pieces.
    You will also hear any instructions of the conductor (in Dutch). The integral performance will take place in Oirschot two days later.
  • Tonight the well-known story of the betrayal and death of Jesus will be narrated (in Dutch). In the integral performance this story will be sung by the evangelist.
  • Soloists will sing a few arias.
  • Musicians will give some explanations about their instruments (in Dutch). These are actual baroque instruments from the days of Bach or faithful copies.
  • The evening has a relaxed atmosphere.


Children welcome

We warmly welcome children to attend the concert. The evening has been shortened to create a music performance that will appeal to the entire family.
“They did not know that classical music could be such fun and beautiful”, according to an enthusiastic grandfather. The Highlights of St. Matthew Passion is a success among children.

Are you interested to attend this special programme? 

Admission to Highlights of St. Matthew Passion is € 14,00 (excluding €1,00 service cost).
Young people under 16 years escorted by an adult pay € 4,00 (excluding €1,00 service cost).

Ticket sales

  • On-line ticket shop: click HERE
  • Via members of Kempenkoor
  • At the following shops in Veldhoven:
    • Dillen Sigarenspeciaalzaak, Pleintjes 259
    • Primera, Nieuwstraat 3
    • Bakkerij Bertrams, Dorpstraat 78
  • On 15 April 2019 from 19.30 h at the church (if tickets are available)

Committee of Recommendation

We are proud that several important citizens of Veldhoven have agreed to lend their name to this concert. They are pleased with this upcoming unique event and help us to promote it.

  • Frank As, pastor of the Christus Koning Parish
  • Hans van der Looij, Alderman for Culture in Veldhoven
  • Monique van Roosmalen, rector of Sondervick College
  • Jack Gooyaers, director of Art4You School of Music
  • Eric van Schagen, CEO of Simac