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Bach im Theater: St. John Passion

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Bach im Theater: St. John Passion


Goethe-Institut Hongkong is pleased to support the music theatre Bach im Theater: St. John Passion at the New Vision Arts Festival 2023. The two performances will take place on November 18 & 19, 2023 at the Auditorium of the Kwai Tsing Theatre. Tickets are available at all URBTIX outlets.

Patrick Chiu | Ivanhoe Lam | SingFest | lautten compagney BERLIN

Upending both the biblical story and Bach’s masterpiece

Fusing Baroque music and contemporary theatre, choral artist Patrick Chiu and choreographer Ivanhoe Lam audaciously recast J.S. Bach’s voice types and dramatic figures, where choristers and soloists engage in movement and action, bestowing the crucifixion story and Bach’s choral masterpiece with an entirely new character.

Performers from Hong Kong, Germany, Japan and the USA hailing from a variety of ethnicities and backgrounds — and dressed in everyday clothes — play the roles of Jesus Christ, Peter, Pontius Pilate and the Jewish people.