BRQ | Vantaa Festival

Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach

Marianne Beate Kielland alto
Emmanuel Laporte baroque oboe
Katariina Malmberg baroque oboe
Ilkka Eronen traverso
Nahoko Kinoshita baroque oboe, taille
Bojan Čičić baroque violin
Anssi Koskela baroque violin
Hanna Pakkala baroque viola
Markku Luolajan-Mikkola baroque cello
Julius Pyrhönen double bass
Aapo Häkkinen box organ
Marianna Henriksson harpsichord

The music of Johann Sebastian Bach is famously filled with emotional depth, technical virtuosity, and spiritual significance. The concert showcases father Bach's versatility and ability to address both the inner world of man and universal themes.

The cantata "Geist und Seele wird verwirret" BWV 35 reflects the complex relationship between faith and spirituality. In the cantatas "Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen" BWV 11 and "Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen" BWV 12, Bach's ability to handle contrasting emotions: celebration and sorrow, is brought to the fore. The concluding cantata of the concert, "Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust" BWV 170, offers a unique insight into Bach's view on the peace of the soul and its pursuit. This piece is a perfect example of how Bach used his music to express the deepest spirituality and the universal themes of human experience.

Norwegian star alto Marianne Beate Kielland and the international top ensemble BRQ Vantaa Ensemble convey the multifaceted depth of Bach's music in a nuanced and compelling way.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Normal price: 40€
Pensioners: 35€
Other concession groups: 15€


Bundle ticket to the concerts on the same day:
Fri 16.8. at 6.30 PM // The Masters of English Music
Fri 16.8. at 8 PM // Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach
Both in St Lawrence Church, Vantaa

Bundle ticket prices:
Normal price: 65€
Pensioners: 55€
Other concession groups: 20€


Festival pass (incl. all nine concerts with admission)
Normal priced: 210€
Pensioners: 170€
Other concession groups: 70€

Buy your festival pass here, limited amount available!

Possible visual limitation in some seats.

  • Discounted tickets are available for: students, unemployed, children under 18 years of age and those performing military or civil service.
  • There is a separate ticket for pensioners.
  • A personal assistant is admitted free of charge.

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