In 2000, John Eliot Gardiner, the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists mounted the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, a trailblazing tour which saw performances of all 198 of Bach’s sacred cantatas in more than 60 churches throughout Europe and the US.
Starting in May 2018, John Eliot Gardiner and the same two ensembles will embark on a major new Bach cantata project. This summer tour will bring a carefully selected programme of cantatas from across the sacred calendar to audiences in prestigious concert halls, churches and festivals throughout Europe.
The first part of the tour will commence with eleven European dates featuring a mixed programme of cantatas. This will be followed in June with performances in Leipzig, London and Paris where a Ring of 12 cantatas for Easter, Trinity and Advent will be performed over consecutive weekends.