Passion Concerts

For many years now, the tradition of singing on Palm Sunday has been cultivated, usually in one of Stuttgart’s “smaller” churches. Due to their very good acoustics, they are particularly suitable for sacred vocal music. The performed work and the respective concert venue are finely tuned to each other and thus the audience as well as the singers are always given a great concert experience.

2019: Johannes Brahms – A German Requiem

Photos: Wieland Konnerth

2018: G. F. Händel – The Messiah HWV 56, Teil 2 & 3

Photos: Wieland Konnerth

2017: Karl Jenkins – Requiem, Church of St. Georg, Stuttgart

Photos: Christian Konnerth

2016: Gottfried August Homilius – Passion cantata “Ein Lämmlein geht und trägt die Schuld” HoWV 1.2

Photos: Wieland Konnerth

2015: Karl Jenkins – Stabat Mater

Photos: Wieland Konnerth


Previous Passion Concerts

  • In 2011 a Stabat Mater setting of Antonín Dvořáks was performed in the Stuttgart Stiftskirche. The soloists at that time were Catriona Smith (soprano), Kathrin Koch (alto), Alexander Efanov (tenor) and Teru Yoshihara (bass).
  • 2009: Giovanni Battista Pergolesi – Stabat Mater in the Viennese version for solos, mixed choir and orchestra, Stuttgart premiere and Luigi Cherubini – Requiem in C minor
    Marie-Sophie Pollak, soprano + Kristina Beierle, alto + Matthias Siddhartha Otto, tenor + Jil-Su Park, bass, members of the Staatstheater-Orchester Stuttgart In our media library you can watch an interesting video on Cherubini’s masterpiece, which has been temporarily forgotten!

It goes even further back in time…

  • 2008: Georg Philipp Telemann – St. John Passion
  • 2007: Georg Philipp Telemann – Luke Passion
  • 2006: Georg Philipp Telemann – St. Mark Passion
  • 2005: Georg Philipp Telemann – St. Matthew Passion
  • 2004: Johann Sebastian Bach – St. John Passion
  • 2003: Giovani Battista Pergolesi – Stabat Mater and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Requiem
  • 2002: Antonín Dvořák – Stabat Mater
  • 2001: Giuseppe Verdi – Messa da Requiem
  • 2000: Johann Sebastian Bach – St. John Passion
  • 1999: Ludwig van Beethoven – Christ on the Mount of Olives and Gioachino Rossini – Stabat Mater
  • 1998: Johann Sebastian Bach – Matthew Passion
  • 1997: Johann Sebastian Bach – St. John Passion
  • 1996: César Franck – The seven words of Jesus on the cross and Francis Poulenc – Stabat Mater