In 1785, Franz Joseph Haydn was commissioned by Francisco de Paula María de Micón, Marquis of Mérito, in Cadiz, to compose an orchestral work based on the last seven words that, according to the Gospels, were spoken by Christ before His death.
ORQUESTA BARROCA DE SEVILLA was born at the initiative of Barry Sargent and Ventura Rico in 1995 with the desire to create a
formation capable of interpreting the repertoire of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries a vital way in which the communicative
gesture had a clear presence. Since then, the OBS has grown into a benchmark within the Spanish music scene.