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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
Jazz, showbiz and spirituality come together in Duke Ellington’s spectacular Sacred Concerts, which spawned three acclaimed, boundary-crossing albums. Drawing on all three, the Proms presents an exhilarating evening of dance, song and spectacle.
Jazz, showbiz and spirituality come together in Duke Ellington’s spectacular Sacred Concerts, which spawned three acclaimed, boundary-crossing albums. Drawing on all three, the Proms presents an exhilarating evening of dance, song and spectacle.

Programme

      • In The Beginning God(10 mins)
      • Something 'Bout Believing(9 mins)
      • The Lord's Prayer(3 mins)
      • Praise God and Dance(6 mins)
      • My Love(7 mins)
        • Ain't but the One(3 mins)
        • Father Forgive(4 mins)
        • Freedom(11 mins)
        • Heritage (AKA My Mother, My Father, and Love)(3 mins)
        • Tell Me It's The Truth(3 mins)
        • Heaven(5 mins)
        • Come Sunday(4 mins)
        • David Danced(7 mins)

    Performers

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

    Composers

    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