Matthäus Passion Oirschot

English

Integral performance of St. Matthew Passion
at St. Peter’s Basilica in Oirschot
on Wednesday 17 April 2019
starting at 19:30 h

In the magnificent basilica of Oirschot a delightful performance of St. Matthew Passion will take place.
On Wednesday before Easter, Kempenkoor will sing J.S. Bach’s masterpiece for the 15th time!
This St. Matthew Passion ranks among the most appreciated performances in the south of the Netherlands and therefore belongs in the Easter agenda of many frequent visitors.

St. Peter’s Basilica

Performers

Kempenkoor
Concerto Barocco
Jongenskoor (Boys Choir) Dalfsen
Conductor: Cees Wouters
Choir tutor: Ad Broeksteeg

Soloists

Jan van Elsacker, tenor (Evangelist)
Huub Claessens, bass (Christ)
Hilde Coppé, soprano
Gerben van der Werf, altus
Maarten Stevens, tenor
Roele Kok, bass
Ralph Rousseau Meulenbroeks, viola da gamba

Photographer: Huub Peters

Ticket sales

Admission: € 20 / € 35 / € 45 / € 75 / € 130 / € 210 (incl. dinner)
Including: beverage during intermission and programme.
Prices are excluding € 1,- service charge per ticket and additional payment charges when not using iDeal.

  • On-line ticket shop
  • You can also buy tickets at the counter of TIP Oirschot (Tourist Information Point), Markt 1, 5688 AJ Oirschot. Pin payment only. After ordering and payment you will receive your e-tickets via email.

On the evening of the concert, tickets can also be obtained at the church (if available).

Foundation Matthaüs Passion Oirschot-De Kempen
De Steenzager 38
5506 GH Veldhoven
Phone: 06-3759 9505, 040-254 9145 or 040-254 3453
E-mail: stichting@matthauspassionoirschot.nl

Foundation Matthäus Passion Oirschot-De Kempen takes great care in creating, assembling and distributing the information on this website, but cannot in any way guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information. The foundation does not accept any responsibility and disclaims all liability for any damages arising from the use or incompleteness of the information provided on this website in any manner.

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.

Veldhoven

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.

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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 Passionis 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
  • 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