St Matthew Passion with Divine Beauty Lecture

Saturday, March 28th
Divine Beauty Lecture | 5:00 - 5:30 PM
St Matthew Passion | 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Sunday, March 29th
Divine Beauty Lecture | 2:00 - 2:30 PM
St Matthew Passion | 3:00 - 6:00 PM


With the SoCal Bach Festival under the artistic leadership of our Music Director Martin Haselböck we want to take up this tradition.

Divine Beauty Lecture: In a special introductory lecture Music Director Martin Haselböck will talk about the secrets of Bach’s Musical Language. What is it, which makes his music stand out so far above his contemporaries ? Is it true that there are hidden messages in his musical writing ? What about proportions and numerology in his compositions ? “Divine Beauty” - Martin Haselböck will give you fascinating Backgrounds to his majestic St. Matthew Passion based on his lifelong occupation with Bach and his music. 
Bach’s majestic St. Matthew Passion, his masterful Oratory will be in the center of the Bach Feast. It will be performed twice on Saturday evening and on Sunday  Two additional concerts in the Sanctuary will feature some of the most impressive and beloved compositions of the Leipzig Master: his b-Minor Suite for Flute and Strings with the famous Badenerie, the Oboe, Violin Double Concerto, his Concerto for two Violins, the Italian Concerto for Harpsichord, the famous Chanconne for Violin Solo and one of the beautiful Trio Sonatas.  Each program will be introduced by our soloists who will open your ears and eyes for the beauty of this incredible music.