Concert putting passion music into context


The Lutheran Church will be holding a unique concert which aims to expand Christians’ understanding of passion music.

The Christian observance of Lent, which culminates in Good Friday, has led to the creation of various chorales based on Lenten texts; it is this liturgical period that is credited for inspiring the greatest number of chorale preludes for organ.

The purpose of this concert is to exhibit Baroque and Neo-Baroque examples of the form, as well as two sacred vocal works by Schütz, all of which were composed with a view to Lent. These will be contextualised within a historically appropriate setting.

Jan Beukes (organ) and Albertus Engelbrecht (tenor) will be performing with narration by Fr. Phillip Vietri, Nicol Viljoen and Martina Viljoen.


Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude in C minor, BWV 546a                                                                            
Chorale preludes:
O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig, BWV 618
O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde gross, BWV 622
Herzlich tut mich verlangen, BWV727

Heinrich Schütz
Kleinen geistliche Konzerte                                                                       
O misercordissime Jesu SWV 309
O süsser, o freundlicher SWV 285

Ernst Pepping
Chorale prelude: Christus, der uns selig macht

Johann Sebastian Bach
Fugue in C min, BWV 546b

The concert is taking place at the Lutheran Church on Sunday, 7 April 2019 at 15:30. Admission is free. For more information contact Ninette Pretorius on 051-401-2504.