In 2024, two different passions by J.S. Bach are on the programme of the NHL Stenden Choir. On Tuesday 26 March the St Matthew Passion and on Wednesday 27 March the St John Passion, both in the Grote or Jacobijner Church in Leeuwarden. It is a unique experience to hear these masterpieces by Bach performed by the same choir, orchestra and soloists, especially when both concerts follow each other in the week before Easter.
Open rehearsal and the story in advance
To enhance the experience, an open rehearsal will be organised on Saturday 9 March, where visitors will be taken into the story in advance. The conductor will give insight into the differences between the two passions, with listening fragments from the choir. There will also be an opportunity to sing along with some of the music. A great opportunity to get into the atmosphere of the story and the music before the concerts.
Passion passe-partout available on a limited basis
NHL Stenden offers visitors the opportunity to purchase a Passion Passe-partout. This allows visitors to enjoy both concerts at an attractive rate and to be assured of a nice seat in the front part of the church. The Passion passe-partout is available on a limited basis.