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Prom 36: John Eliot Gardiner Conducts Bach

1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 09 August 2013

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Catherine Bott

Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & Sir John Eliot Gardiner live at the BBC Proms in two oratorios by J S Bach - telling the story of Easter and the Ascension of Christ.

J. S. Bach: Easter Oratorio
J. S. Bach: Ascension Oratorio

Hannah Morrison (soprano)
Meg Bragle (alto)
Nicholas Mulroy (tenor)
Peter Harvey (bass)
Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists
Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

Sir John Eliot Gardiner's acclaimed Bach team - most famous for their year-long 'Bach Pilgrimage' in 2000, performing every one of Bach's cantatas - reassemble at the Royal Albert Hall for another Bach feast. On the bill are two complementary oratorios, telling the story of two crucial events in the life of Christ: the Resurrection on Easter Day, and his Ascension into Heaven.

Music Played

2 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes


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