The Passion story by Heinrich Brockes (1680–1747), used as the basis for this work, was set several times. Handel composed his setting of the Brockes Passion 1716/17 in London. This edition is based on a copy by no less than Johann Sebastian Bach, who also wrote new text for the opening chorus. The challenges for the chorus are many and varied: in the rapid sequence of recitative and chorus in the key scene No. 29 – the dialog between Pilate and the crowd – all the choral singers need to be able to enter securely and confidently. Anyone who does not want to fall by the wayside in the chorus "Gegrüßet seist du, Jüdenkönig", with its quick tempo, contrapuntal, rapid series of entries, and short note values, is highly recommended to do some practice at home!
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Performers: Nele Gramß (soprano), Johanna Winkel (soprano), Elvira Bill (mezzosoprano), Jan Thomer (countertenor), Markus Brutscher (tenore), James Oxley (tenore), Markus Flaig (basso), Michael Dahmen (basso) – Kölner Kammerchor, Collegium Cartusanium – Peter Neumann
- Peter Neumann Personal details
Soloist - mezzo-soprano
- Elvira Bill Personal details
Soloist - countertenor
- Jan Thomer Personal details
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