St Matthew Passion photos from 1934
The oldest photo in our archive of a performance of the St Matthew Passion in Naarden appeared in the newspaper de Telegraaf on 31 March 1934. We see the choir of the Netherlands Bach Society and the Utrechts Stedelijk Orkest, conducted by Anthon van der Horst.
Until the late 1980’s, the choir and orchestra were positioned behind the rood screen, so the audience’s view of the musicians was limited. These photos come from one of the scrapbooks carefully kept by the secretary of the Netherlands Bach Society: Mr Van Vliet.
Photos of the St Matthew Passion performance on 31 March 1934, conducted by Anthon van der Horst.