Manna from heaven

Joint recital by Juilliard 415 and Royal Early Music of the Royal Conservatoire The Hague

Following the success of their joint performance of J.S. Bach’s Hohe Messe, musicians from the prestigious Juilliard School of Music in New York and the Early Music and Vocal Studies departments of the Royal Conservatoire The Hague are again collaborating in a major project in 2022. The students from The Hague and New York are very excited about this concert in Amare.

After four days of rehearsals, the students will be giving three performances of the dramatic oratorio Die Israeliten in der Wüste by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, as well as his impassioned Symphony in e minor, in Heiloo, Deventer and Amare.

C.P.E. Bach is the most famous of J.S. Bach’s sons and one of the most important composers of the period between the Baroque and Classical eras. He exemplified the empfindsame (sensitive) style, which is characterised by the expression of emotions and a great sense of urgency. Quite conicidentally, the work chosen for this concert, Die Israeliten in der Wüste, the story of the flight of the Israelites, has proved to be tragically topical.

The Royal Conservatoire provides the choir, two of the four soloists and half of the orchestra.
The performance is directed by the celebrated singer and composer Paul Agnew, who has made his name with the renowned baroque-music ensemble Les Arts Florissants, among others.

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Die Israeliten in der Wüste, wq238, part 1
Symphony in e minor, wq178
Die Israeliten in der Wüste, wq238, part 2



Fri 22 April 2022 20.15


Cultuurkoepel, Heiloo


Sat 23 April 2022 20.00


Lebuinuskerk, Deventer


Sun 24 April 2022 20.15


Concertzaal Amare, Den Haag

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  • Regular: €27.50
  • Up to 26 years and students: €10
  • Ooievaarspas: €13.75

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