Presented by: Scholars Baroque
Brockes Passion: G. F. HANDEL, ARR. J. S. BACH with Opus Orchestra
The Brockes Passion, whose text was set not only by George Frideric Handel, but by such composers as Keiser, Telemann, and Mattheson, played a decisive role at the beginning of the 18th Century in the theological debate as to whether sacred works using freely-written Passion texts could take the place of compositions employing strictly Biblical Passion texts. In this respect, performances of such works had a thoroughly demonstrative character.
Handel’s composition is based on a copy made by J. S. Bach. As opposed to the original form of the work, Bach’s copy displays several remarkable differences, and thus presents a most informative document with regard to Bach’s examination of the music of his greatest contemporary, Handel.
7:30PM | SATURDAY 24 JUNE
Graham Young Youth Theatre
Tauranga Boys College
644 Cameron Road
2:30PM | SUNDAY 25 JUNE
Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts