Easter on the IJ
In the Muziekgebouw aan het IJ over the Easter weekend there are a number of special concerts.
Weds 17th April – Capella Mariana
Thurs 18th April – Cafe Zimmermann + Vox Luminis
Fri 19th April – Ragazza Quartet + Paul van Tongeren
In a lovely Easter concert abou the St John Passion by Heinrich Schutz you can hear the origins of Bach’s Passions. The splendid Czech Cappella Mariana specialises in polyphonic Renaissance song and is the perfect performer for the rich harmonies and deep drama of Schütz.
Cappella Mariana is notable for their beautiful tone and the quality of individual voices. Together the St John Passion and the Cantiones sacrae by the most important Lutheran composer before Bach make a lovely dramatic whole. The listener is taken deep into the time of suffering during this concert.