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Bach Cantata Ring

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Sat 16, 7.30pm

Barbican, London, UK

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Watch Now - Bach Cantatas Pilgrimage

Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists
John Eliot Gardiner - conductor

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

Plus soloists from the Monteverdi Choir

Programme
Cantata: BWV 12 - Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen
Motet: G. Gabrieli - Timor et tremor
Cantata: BWV 20 - O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort
Interval
Motet: Marenzio - Jubilate Deo
Cantata: BWV 103 - Ihr werdet weinen und heulen
Canons: Sartorius - Veni creator spiritus & Nun bitten wir den heiligen Geist
Cantata: BWV 34 - O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe

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.

This summer, 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. The tour will bring a carefully selected programme of Cantatas from across the liturgical calendar to audiences in prominent concert halls and churches throughout Europe.