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Bach Cantata Ring

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Sun 17, 7.30pm

Barbican, London, UK

Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists
John Eliot Gardiner - conductor

Soloists
Hana Blazikova - soprano
Julia Doyle - soprano
Reginald Mobley - countertenor
Peter Harvey - baritone

Programme
BWV 101 - Nimm von uns, Herr, du treuer Gott
BWV 140 - Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
BWV 78 - Jesu, der du meine Seele
BWV 19 - Es erhub sich ein Streit

It’s now nearly twenty years after the momentous Bach Cantata Pilgrimage in 2000 where John Eliot Gardiner led the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists trailblazing tour, performing all 198 of Bach’s sacred Cantatas in more than 60 churches throughout Europe and the US.

In May and June this year, John Eliot Gardiner and the same two celebrated ensembles will draw inspiration from that phenomenal achievement and embark on a major new Bach Cantata project. This two-month tour will bring a carefully selected programme of Cantatas from across the liturgical calendar to audiences in prominent concert halls and churches throughout Europe.