Zagreb soloists and Renata Pokupić at the Varaždin Baroque evenings

The Varaždin Baroque Evening Festival is the most significant musical and stage event in central Croatia, founded in 1971, and today, as a specialized early music festival, it is one of the most prominent festivals of its kind in the world. The festival is under the permanent patronage of the President of the Republic of Croatia, and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia awarded it national significance 20 years ago. A few years ago, the festival had a partner country every year. So far, the partner countries have been Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Israel, Austria, the Russian Federation, Italy, France, Spain and Hungary, and this year it will be Japan.

The Zagreb soloists at the Varaždin Baroque Evenings will perform on Tuesday, September 22 at 7 pm in the cathedral. The famous Croatian mezzo-soprano Renata Pokupić will perform alongside the Zagreb Soloists.





Johann Sebastian Bach
Sinfonia from a cantata Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats, BWV 42
Laudamus te, aria from Mass in B minor, BWV 232
Sinfonia from a cantata Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt, BWV 18
Et exsultavit spiritus meus, aria from the Magnificat in D major, BWV 243
Sinfonia from a cantata Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen, BWV 12
Ich will dir mein Herze schenken, aria from the Passion according to Matthew, BWV 244
Concerto from a cantata Geist und Seele wird verwirret, BWV 35
Sinfonia from a cantata Falsche Welt, dir trau ich nicht, BWV 52




Johann Sebastian Bach
Sinfonia from the Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
Sinfonia from a cantata Bach dir, Herr, verlanget mich, BWV 150
Sinfonia from a cantata Uns ist ein Kind geboren, BWV 142


Georg Friedrich Händel
Come nube, che fugge dal vento, aria from the operaAgrippina, HWV 6


Johann Sebastian Bach
Sinfonia from a cantata Die Elenden sollen essen, BWV 75


Antonio Vivaldi
Gelido in ogni vena, aria from the opera Farnace, RV 711


Johann Sebastian Bach
Sinfonia from a cantata Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dich, BWV 29


Georg Friedrich Händel
Dopo notte, atra e funestra, aria from the opera Ariodante, HWV 33



Church of St. Nicholas

Church of St. Nicholas