19. AUGUST – 09. SEPTEMBER 2023




Collegium Vocale Gent (© Eric de Mildt)

Collegium Vocale Gent (© Eric de Mildt)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor BWV 232

Philippe Herreweghe, the Collegium Vocale Gent and Johann Sebastian Bach - for over 50 years now, this has been an extremely happy union! No wonder then, that the extensive oeuvre of the Leipzig Thomaskantor is closely intertwined with the glittering reputation that the Belgian conductor and his exceptional ensemble enjoy worldwide. A central pillar of the repertoire is of course the Mass in B minor. Written between 1724 and 1749, it is today one of the most prominent milestones of sacred music and, with its wealth of arias, duets and choruses, one of the highlights of all of Bach's work. The 2021 Musikfest prize laureate and his Collegium Vocale Gent have now recorded this »Mont Blanc of church music« (Franz Liszt) three times. Through decades of intensive study, Herreweghe, with his clear and elegant vision, penetrates the essence of Bach's monumental score like no other and fully explores the dramatic and emotional range of the masterpiece – a memorable experience!

Choir and Orchestra of the Collegium Vocale Gent
Dorothee Mields
Margot Oitzinger soprano
Alex Potter countertenor
Guy Cutting tenor
Peter Kooij bass
Philippe Herreweghe conductor

Tickets: € 50 / 40 / 30 / 20 (reduction 20 %)

supported by NORDMETALL and »Freunde Musikfest Bremen in Bremerhaven«

Bus shuttle Bremen - Bremerhaven - Bremen / Departure and arrival times:
Departure Domsheide: 06:00 pm
Start of concert: 07:30 pm
Departure venue: approx. 10:20 pm
Arrival Domsheide: approx. 11:10 pm
Ticket price: 17 EUR
Bus tickets can only be purchased at the Glocke ticket service (Tel. 0421 / 33 66 99, Mon-Fri 12-18, Sat 11-14) or in the Musikfest-Webshop.