Passion Music In Context

Lutheran Church

Sunday 7 April 2019


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 contextualized 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.

You are cordially invited to this unique event.


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


Ninette Pretorius (tel. 051 401 2504)

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