Be The Change
"Be The Change" is the theme of the Easter Festival Psalm 2022 in Graz and draws on "17 Sustainable Development Goals" of the United Nations. What can we all do to create a world that is fair, free and safe for everyone? Psalm 2022 seeks the answer with the help of seven of these goals, which are illuminated with great music.
the biblical story of the Passion told in an another way
What if J. S. Bach had not set the suffering of Christ to music but had instead taken the persecution of queer people as his subject? There was no chance of that happening because in the Europe of Bach’s day queer people were held in deep contempt. Fortunately, things are different now, which is why Thomas Höft, Ārt House 17 and an illustrious group of soloists are taking a fresh approach to Bach’s St John Passion, which will be performed with a completely new text. This is not to detract from the biblical story of the Passion, which plays no part whatsoever in this version, but to tell a quite different story of suffering.