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Laeiszhalle Hamburg Großer Saal
Concerto Copenhagen / »Brockes Passion«
NDR Das Alte Werk
Barthold Heinrich Brockes (1680–1747), son of a wealthy family of merchants, had a quintessential Hanseatic career. He was a councilman and senator in Hamburg; he travelled around Europe in his role as a diplomat; he held office as a county judge; and he was eventually appointed Lord of the Hamm and Horn localities. Brockes’s real passion, however, was literature and his first major work brought him international fame: »The Story of Jesus, Suffering and Dying for the Sins of the World« was the long-winded original title of his free adaptation of the Passion of Christ, published in 1712. The text has been set to music by several composers, including Keiser, Telemann and Mattheson. Georg Friedrich Handel’s version was published in 1716. Even though it is Handel’s only sacred work in German, the piece actually shows the composer following the Italian style.
Concerto Copenhagen chamber ensemble
Maria Keohane soprano
Joanne Lunn soprano
Sophie Junker soprano
Daniel Elgersma alto
Daniel Carlsson alto
Ed Lyon tenor
Gwilym Bowen tenor
Peter Harvey bass
Jakob Bloch Jespersen bass
direction Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Georg Friedrich Händel
Der für die Sünden der Welt gemarterte und sterbende Jesus / Passion nach Barthold Hinrich Brockes
19:00 / Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Kleiner Saal
During Your Visit
Food & Drink
Along with a wide range of food options, a large and changing selection of wines and the perfect delicacies to go with them are on offer before events and during the interval.More about Food & Drink
Since 1908, the Laeiszhalle has been a meeting place for Hamburg's musical life. The neo-baroque Laeiszhalle Grand Hall accommodates over 2,000 guests.
Cloakrooms are located in the foyer areas. Baby carriages, wheeled walkers, walking-stick umbrellas, handbags larger than DIN A3 (42 cm x 30 cm) as well as sport bags, backpacks and suitcases must be checked in at the cloakroom. If required, wheeled walkers can be parked in the immediate vicinity of the hall entrances. Our front of house staff is happy to assist you in this regard.
Cloakroom fee: €1.50
The accessible entrance to the Grand Hall and Brahms Foyer is located on Gorch-Fock-Wall. The Brahms Foyer is only accessible to folding wheelchairs or wheelchairs under 75 cm in width.
The accessible entrance to the Recital Hall is located at Dammtorwall 46 (Artists’ Entrance). The Recital Hall is only accessible to folding wheelchairs or wheelchairs under 68 cm in width.
Three parking spaces for visitors with disabilities are located at the entrance on Gorch-Fock-Wall. Six parking spaces for visitors with disabilities are available in front of the Artists’ Entrance on Dragonerstall.
All halls and spaces are accessible for visitors with disabilities. The Grand Hall has space for six wheelchairs, while the Recital Hall has space for four wheelchairs (audience seats can be dismounted to make space for two further wheelchair spaces). Space for wheelchairs in the Brahms Foyer is available. Further information
The Laeiszhalle can be easily reached by bus, underground and bicycle.
The nearest stops include:
Underground line U2: Gänsemarkt / Messehallen
Underground line U1: Stephansplatz
Bus 4, 5, 109, Schnellbus 34, 36: Stephansplatz
Bus 3, 112, Schnellbus 35, 36: Johannes-Brahms-Platz
City bicycle (Stadtrad) station: Sievekingplatz / Gorch-Fock-Wall
Gänsemarkt multistorey car park: Dammtorwall / Welckerstrasse, 20355 Hamburg
First 30 minutes: €2.00
First 60 minutes: €4.00
Rate per further hour or part thereof: €4.00
Night Rate (18:00–06:00): maximum €11.00
24-Hour Rate: maximum €30.00
Photography and Video Recordings
Photography is permitted at the Laeiszhalle for private purposes only. Please respect the privacy of other visitors and help ensure an undisturbed concert experience for all guests and artists. Employees and artists may not be photographed.
Photography, audio or video recordings of concerts and events are strictly prohibited.
Event-related video recordings or photographs for editorial or commercial purposes must be authorised by the Press Office of the Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle.
Smoking is prohibited throughout the entire premises of the Laeiszhalle.
All halls and spaces are accessible for visitors with disabilities. More information at www.elbphilharmonie.de/en/accessibility.
The foyers of the Grand and Recital Halls open their doors 90 minutes before the start of the concert or event. The bars in each foyer open simultaneously.
Admission into the halls begins 30 minutes before the start of the concert or event; for events offering pre-concert talks, admission into the halls begins 60 minutes before the start of the concert.