Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Kleiner Saal

CANCELLED: St John Passion

This concert has already taken place! € 22.00
This concert has already taken place! € 22.00

The concert programme of the Elbphilharmonie and the Laeiszhalle cannot go ahead as planned due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. This event has had to be cancelled – it will not be rescheduled on an alternative date. Under the following link you can request a refund of your ticket price or expressly forgo the refund in support of the cultural scene: Information on ticket refunds and waiving refunds for cancelled events

Johann Sebastian Bach's »St John Passion« is famous for its big choruses and complex orchestral arrangement. But it can also be done differently, as proven by the Icelandic tenor Benedikt Kristjánsson: as the only singer, he takes on all the main roles in the Passion, accompanied only by the harpsichord, organ and percussion, while the chorales – inspired by the original performance practice – are sung with the audience. As a result, Bach's masterpiece becomes an intense and captivating chamber music work that challenges traditional listening habits and presents something we thought we knew in a completely new light.

Scores and texts will be handed out befor the concert.


Benedikt Kristjánsson tenor

Elina Albach harpsichord and organ

Philipp Lamprecht percussion


Johann Sebastian Bach
Johannes-Passion BWV 245 (Fassung für Tenor allein, Cembalo, Orgel, Schlagwerk und Publikumschor)


CANCELLED: Hamburg International Music Festival

Promoter: HamburgMusik

Supported by Classical Futures Europe and the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.