J.S. Bach's Matthew Passion is one of the most beautiful choir piece ever composed. Bach composed it in 1727 for solo voices, double choir and double orchestra, with libretto by the German poet Picander. It sets the 26th and 27th chapters of the Gospel of Matthew (in the Luther Bible) to music, with interspersed chorales and arias.
Mattheus Junior is a short theatrical adaptation of Bach’s Matthew Passion, with the aim to present the musical masterpiece to new audiences from the age of eight. Two actors will present the story and five solo singers, three instrumentalists, a choir and a conductor perform some of the most beautiful movements from the passion.
Theatrical adaption is by Dutch director Albert Hoex, who also worked with the Icelandic team on this production.
The performance lasts for one hour.
singer and artistic director
REYKJAVIK OPERA DAYS FESTIVAL CHORUS
choir conductor, organist, pianist