(1725 version)

Bachfest Malaysia

Date: 30–31/08/2023

Time: 8:00PM

Venue: Word Auditorium @ Luther Centre, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Language: English, Mandarin

Genre: Music, Concert



About the Show


The latest edition of Johann Sebastian Bach’s lesser-heard 1725 “St. John Passion” (ed. by Prof. Dr. Manuel Bärwald, 2021) will be performed for the first time in Malaysia by the award-winning Malaysia Bach Festival Singers and Orchestra, led by international conductor David Chin. This special version includes some of the most unique and dramatic arias which Bach has ever composed. Bach uses multidimensional and multi-layered music in this timeless masterpiece to explore the meaning of love, friendship, betrayal, pain, suffering, longing, hope, faith, and many other aspects of life which are highly relatable to all humankind. Audience members will be invited to participate in selected chorales during the performance. Each ticket holder will also have complimentary admission to the rare Bach manuscripts exhibition, and special lectures presented by Rev. Thomas Low, Prof. Dr. Manuel Bärwald, and Dr. David Chin. Exact schedule to be found on:




Okawa Tan, Tenor solo (as Evangelist)

Caleb Woo, Baritone solo (as Jesus)

Chia Yee Yean, Soprano solo

Chia Wee Kiat, Countertenor solo

Alan Lau, Tenor solo

Mak Chi Hoe, Bass-baritone solo


Malaysia Bach Festival Singers & Orchestra

David Chin, Conductor

Prof. Dr. Manuel Bärwald, Lecture and Exibition


Audience members will be invited to participate in selected chorales during the performance.


This concert is not suitable for children under six years old.


陳大川    男高音獨唱(飾福音使者)

胡永正    男中音獨唱(飾耶穌)

謝依燕    女高音獨唱

謝偉吉    高男高音獨唱

劉可倫    男高音獨唱

麥志豪    男低音獨唱



陳子虔    指揮

賞析導聆與展覽   曼紐爾·別瓦特教授博士





LCM members especially from the Central Districts to attend and be blessed by this sacred music concert. To meet LCM obligation on the sale of tickets, the tickets will be allocated to each congregation in Central Districts based on 20% of the membership. The price of each ticket is RM100.00. Each congregation has to pay for the tickets allocated.


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Lutheran Church in Malaysia 马来西亚基督教信义会

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