Vox Luminis

Vox Luminis, Freiburger Barockorchester & Meunier

—‘St Matthew Passion’


This concert is included in the program of the Barcelona Obertura Spring Festival 2023


Raphael Höhn, tenor (Evangelist)
Zsuzsi Tóth,
Gwendoline Blondeel,
Alexander Chance,
William Shelton,
Florian Sievers,
Raffaele Giordani,
Sebastian Myrus,
bass (Christus)
Felix Schwandtke,
Cor Infantil de l'Orfeó Català (Glòria Coma i Pedrals, conductor)
Vox Luminis

Freiburger Barockorchester
Lionel Meunier, conductor


J. S. Bach: St. Matthew's Passion, BWV 244


Vox Luminis and the Freigurger Barockorchester are possibly one of the most important choral and orchestral formations in the world in baroque music. Directed by Lionel Meunier, they face the most monumental musical work in history. A hard to beat combination.

The Passion according to Saint Matthew by Bach is a spiritual monument that has been consecrated as an essential work for many generations around Holy Week and that maintains its idyll with the Palau since it was the scene of its premiere in Spain more than a year ago. century. A fundamental part, even, of the seed of the Orfeó Català, year after year it brings together a faithful audience that always ends up believing in transcendence. An extraordinary musical journey that allows one to reflect on redemption, struggle and challenge, betrayal and forgiveness, love and sacrifice, compassion and mercy. A cornerstone of Western culture and our own heritage.

Talking about the Passion according to Saint Matthew is also talking about the recovery of ancient music; after Bach's death, the work fell into oblivion. It was the composer and also director Felix Mendelssohn who recovered the Passion in 1829 directing an abbreviated version and adapted to the aesthetic tastes of the moment. The reinterpretation of this work aroused, from its seeds, a great interest in the study of Bach's works. In Catalonia this recovery now took place more than a century ago in the Palau de la Música Catalana.

Special offer tour + concert from 25€

Audio guide tour (6:30 pm) + Concert (8 pm)

Enjoy a tour to discover the history and construction of the only modernist World Heritage Hall by UNESCO (1h 30m before the show) and a concert to understand the magic of what it is not only a monument, but a living room!

Attention: you must bring your own headphones for the audio guide
Important: you must chose the "Audioguide + Concert" rate during the purchase process


In the half part, enjoy a gastronomic special pack!

We offer you the option of booking a table at the Palau Foyer to have a snack during the middle part of the concerts. For reservations between 1 and 6 people.

We offer you 12 gastronomic packs with several drink, snack and dessert options (entre 12 i 23 €).

Choose the one you like the most, make your reservation and you will have your snack ready during the intermission of the concert.


Information and tickets

Dates and tickets

  • 30 March 2023
    20:00 h
    Concert Hall

Production information

Prices:from 20 to 85 €
Approximate:170 minutes (aprox) - With a 15 minute break
Organized by:Fund.Orfeó Català-Palau de la Música

Ticket Office

C/ Palau de la Música, 4-6
08003 Barcelona
T. 932 957 207
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Monday to: from 9 am to 9 pm.
Saturdays: from 9.30 am to 9 pm.
Sunday and public holidays: from 9.30 am to 1 pm and 2 hours before the concert (for sale day).

Vox Luminis, Freiburger Barockorchester & Meunier