Proms 2019
29 Aug 2019, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2019 Prom 54: Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music

Prom 54
Prom 54: Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music
22:15 Thu 29 Aug 2019 Royal Albert Hall

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Performers

  • piano
  • Annette Walker
    tap dancer
    tap dancer
  • Carleen Anderson and the UK Vocal Assembly
  • Nu Civilisation Orchestra
  • Peter Edwards
    conductor
    conductor

About This Event

Jazz, showbiz swagger and spirituality come together as never before in Duke Ellington’s spectacular Sacred Concerts.

Described by Ellington himself as ‘the most important thing I have ever done’, these sacred revues, blending big-band jazz, gospel and Broadway-style melodies, bring all the legendary musician’s originality and energy to Christian subjects, and generated three critically acclaimed, boundary-crossing albums.

Drawing on these, the Proms premieres a brand-new Sacred Concert – an exhilarating evening of dance, song and spectacle.

There will be no interval

Approx. end time: 23:40

Broadcast on BBC Four on Friday 6 September

Image: Nu Civilisation Orchestra © Chris Huning

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