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

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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