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Bach Cantatas: Advent to Christmas - Bach Weekend with the Monteverdi Choir

John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists launch a weekend-long celebration of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Few conductors and few ensembles have identified more closely with Bach’s cantatas than John Eliot Gardiner and his Monteverdi Choir, along with English Baroque Soloists. They begin a weekend-long celebration of this endlessly rich music with four works that show Bach’s genius at its most dramatic – and inexhaustible.

Bach, says Gardiner, ‘can make a scene as vivid as anything in an opera’. In this emotionally-charged first of seven all-Bach concerts, he focuses on music that sets light against darkness, pain against joy. These performers’ recorded cycle of the Bach cantatas, wrote The Observer, ‘ranks as one of the musical events of the decade’.

Programme

JS Bach ‘Wachet! betet! betet! wachet!’ BWV 70
Jacobus Gallus Jerusalem gaude gaudio
JS Bach ‘Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland’ BWV 61
JS Bach ‘Jesus schläft, was sol lich hoffen?’ BWV 81
Schütz ‘Ach, Herr, du Schöpfer aller Ding’ SWV 450
JS Bach ‘Unser Mund sei voll Lachens’ BWV 110

Performers

Monteverdi Choir
Sir John Eliot Gardiner conductor
English Baroque Soloists
Hana Blazikova soprano
Julia Doyle soprano
Reginald Mobley alto
Hugo Hymas tenor
Peter Harvey bass

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Event starts
Friday 15 June, 2018
Event Ends
Friday 15 June, 2018
Venue
Barbican Hall
Venue Address
Silk Street
Location

London, London

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