«Johannespassion« for tenor solo, harpsichord, organ and percussion after JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

Benedikt Kristjánsson tenor

Elina Albach harpsichord, organ

Philipp Lamprecht percussion

The scenic potential of Johann Sebastian Bach's St. John Passion, first performed in 1724, inspires conductors, composers and choreographers worldwide to create intense and enchanting performances. Elina Albach's arrangement also gets under your skin. Her condensation into a solo Passion invites an intense reflection on the Passion and its setting and turns it into an interactive singing experience. Conducted and led by the Icelandic tenor Benedikt Kristjánsson, the audience can sing along to the chorales, just like in the old days. The singer performs the remaining arias and recitatives on his own - clearly, confidently and without signs of fatigue for 80 minutes. The arrangement for tenor, percussion, organ and harpsichord won the OPUS KLASSIK prize for the most innovative concert 2019. In 2024, we will celebrate 300 years of performance practice of this Good Friday music at the Ludwigsburg Palace Festival.

Sheet music download and practice app

You can download the sheet music for singing along free of charge from the Carus-Verlag website. 

Instructions for downloading sheet music

You are also welcome to use the Carus-Verlag practice app. You will receive a 50% discount on the regular price. 

To the practice app

Sing-along shuttle

There will be a "sing-along shuttle" for the event. The shuttle bus will take you from Ludwigsburg or Stuttgart to Haigerloch on 28 June. 

Tickets are available separately. Book directly here:

Departure from Ludwigsburg (ZOB platform 14)

Departure from Stuttgart (Jägerstraße 40)

You can also find more information about the sing-along shuttle here.

Further information about the venue (accessibility/parking) can be found here.

Learn more about the concert!

A production by PODIUM Esslingen

In cooperation with Carus-Verlag Stuttgart

Production image © Nino Halm

dates and tickets


28 Jun



Karten 20 ⁄ 25 € Festspielgäste in Ausbildung 15 €

Tickets for sing-along shuttle available separately

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