Monteverdi Choir - English Baroque Soloists - John Eliot Gardiner

St John Passion
by Johann Sebastian Bach

We regret to inform you that the St John concert by the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner, that was scheduled to take place at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus on July 2, is cancelled. Due to the COVID-19-related travel restrictions still in place, the musical ensemble will be unable to visit our country.

Ticket holders will be notified by the Athens Epidaurus Festival box office about how to get a refund.

John Eliot Gardiner, one of the most brilliant and widely acclaimed conductors active today, has worked extensively on Renaissance music and the historical revival of Baroque works. During last spring’s lockdown, two of the ensembles founded and conducted by Sir John, namely the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists, decided to pay a great tribute to Bach’s church cantatas in broadcasting a recording from their famous Bach Cantata Pilgrimage for every feast day in the Lutheran church calendar. As they continue to explore the major composer’s oeuvre, they will now present St John Passion (1724) at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, a work composed by Bach to be performed specifically at the Good Friday Vespers.


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
St John Passion, BWV245


With Greek and English surtitles

Due to the ongoing pandemic, all performance dates are subject to change