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Handel's Brockes Passion

Leeds Handel Festival

Add to my Calendar 19-03-2016 16:30 19-03-2016 18:30 36 Handel's Brockes Passion The Brockes Passion, or Der für die Sünde der Welt gemarterte und sterbende Jesus (title in English: The Story of Jesus, Suffering and Dying for the Sins of the World), is a German oratorio libretto by Barthold Heinrich Brockes, first published in 1712 and going through 30 or so editions in the next 15 years. Barthold Heinrich Brockes was an influential German poet who re-worked the traditional form of a Passion oratorio, adding reflective and descriptive poetry, sometimes of a highly-wrought and emotional kind, into the texture of his Passion. The Brockes Passion was much admired and set to music numerous times in Baroque Germany, although to other ages and in other countries some of Brockes' poetry has seemed in poor taste. Exactly three hundred years on from its composition, Handel’s Brockes-Passion receives a very rare hearing on Saturday 19 March at Holy Trinity Church, Boar Lane, at the southernmost extremity of Trinity Leeds. Presented by Arts@Trinity, under director John Dawson, this event forms part of the Trinity Handel Festival. The concert begins at 4.30 pm and lasts for just under an hour and a half. There are chorale hymns for all to sing, magnificent choruses, arias and ensemble pieces for solo singers, often with obbligato instrumental accompaniment. It is within this broad framework that so much is found in common with the famous Oratorio Passions of Bach – the St John of 1723 and the St Matthew of 1729. Holy Trinity Church, Leeds DD/MM/YYYY

Details

Holy Trinity Church
Boar Lane
Leeds
LS1 6HW
England


Programme

George Frideric HandelBrockes-Passion, HWV 48

Performers

Sally Robinson – Leader
Alan Horsey – keyboard continuo
Simon Lindley – conductor

St Peter's Singers
Principals of the National Festival Orchestra

Programme Note

The Brockes Passion, or Der für die Sünde der Welt gemarterte und sterbende Jesus (title in English: The Story of Jesus, Suffering and Dying for the Sins of the World), is a German oratorio libretto by Barthold Heinrich Brockes, first published in 1712 and going through 30 or so editions in the next 15 years.

Barthold Heinrich Brockes was an influential German poet who re-worked the traditional form of a Passion oratorio, adding reflective and descriptive poetry, sometimes of a highly-wrought and emotional kind, into the texture of his Passion. The Brockes Passion was much admired and set to music numerous times in Baroque Germany, although to other ages and in other countries some of Brockes' poetry has seemed in poor taste.

Exactly three hundred years on from its composition, Handel’s Brockes-Passion receives a very rare hearing on Saturday 19 March at Holy Trinity Church, Boar Lane, at the southernmost extremity of Trinity Leeds. Presented by Arts@Trinity, under director John Dawson, this event forms part of the Trinity Handel Festival. The concert begins at 4.30 pm and lasts for just under an hour and a half.

There are chorale hymns for all to sing, magnificent choruses, arias and ensemble pieces for solo singers, often with obbligato instrumental accompaniment. It is within this broad framework that so much is found in common with the famous Oratorio Passions of Bach – the St John of 1723 and the St Matthew of 1729.

St Peter's Singers of Leeds

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