Telemanns 'Brockes-Passion' - Apollo Ensemble

Telemanns 'Brockes-Passion' - Apollo Ensemble

Oude Muziek '23/'24

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Telemann - Brockes-Passion

Telemanns Brockes-Passion

"May my pen moisten itself with tears, that it may provoke such wetness to others." Telemann wrote these words in the foreword to his impressive 'Brockes-Passion'. Whether that happened to the first listeners in 1716, we do not know. However, Telemann's 'Brockes-Passion' still makes a deep impression on the listeners. Just the serene Sinfonia with which this passion begins will undoubtedly give you goose bumps. But then, the earth trembles and shakes, Mary cries, the apostles don't know what to do... The lyricist Brockes places you in the middle of the agony. Telemann adds an extra dimension with his poignant music.

Thomas Oltheten about what he thinks is characteristic of the ensemble:
"The intensity of the interplay. We play without a conductor, which makes you very dependent on each other at a concert. This creates an enormous artistic dynamic. It's also very exciting. Especially when you're playing with soloists, like Telemann's Brockes-Passion."
(Read the interview with Thomas Oltheten.)

Apollo Ensemble

The Apollo Ensemble is an international company whose musicians come from all over the world. Artistic leader is the originally Ukrainian violinist David Rabinovich, who has more than earned his international spurs and has been a prominent member of Ton Koopmans Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra for seventeen years. The Apollo Ensemble is gripped by the miracle that ancient music can sound like new again and again. What is more beautiful and rewarding than sharing this fascination with the public? Come listen to the Apollo Ensemble!

Participate in this concert:

  • Renate Arends and Elvire Beekhuizen, soprano
  • Franske van der Wiel and Nicola Wemyss, alto
  • Falco van Loon and Pablo Gregorian, tenor
  • Michiel Meijer and Andrew Hopper, bass
  • Apollo Ensemble, conducted by David Rabinovich


Brokes Passion Passie Lijdensverhaal Georg Philipp Telemann oratorium oude muziek koor orkest solisten Brockes Der für die Sünden der Welt gemarterte und sterbende Jesus Jezus Christus Passion
Saturday 23 March 2019, 19:30

Georg Philipp Telemann wrote no less than forty passions and seven passion oratorios. The most impressive of these is undoubtedly his 'Brockes-Passion'. Telemann needed an eight-part choir, soloists, and orchestra to add to the drama of the Passion of Jesus. A performance you don't get in the cold clothes. Last season the Apollo Ensemble already made a big impression with Handel's 'Brockes-Passion'. Now listen to Telemann's masterpiece! *PLEASE NOTE: This concert starts at 7:30 pm and ends around 10:30 pm, including an interval. *

When and where

Begin time:
Saturday 23 March 2019, 19:30

The Edesche Concert Hall. Unheard of acoustics, intimate beauty, one of the most beautiful concert grand pianos in the Netherlands with the very best musicians. From one hour before the start of the concert you are welcome in the Edesche Concert Hall, for example for a cup of coffee in advance. Please note: during the performance we do not grant access to the concert hall The Edesche Concertzaal is unsubsidized and is made possible by Eskes Media / DagjeWeg.NL.

  • Many payment options online;
  • Stage Gift Card OK, also online;
  • Free coffee/drinks/breakfasts;
  • Free wardrobe;
  • Free luxury program magazine;
  • Free and paid parking in the vicinity;
  • ECLive! Listen to the concert again in high quality afterwards (at selected concerts);
  • Enjoy the Edesche Concert Hall Diner at the adjacent atmospheric restaurant Buitenzorg;
  • Subsidy free and independent. Sponsor: DagjeWeg.NL Tickets;
  • NPO Radio 4 broadcasts regularly from the Edesche Concertzaal. Listen again to e.g.

Edesche Concertzaal

Amsterdamseweg 9, Ede

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