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1 Sep 2021, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2021 Sir John Eliot Gardiner Conducts the Monteverdi Choir & English Baroque Soloists

Prom 35
Sir John Eliot Gardiner Conducts the Monteverdi Choir & English Baroque Soloists
19:30 Wed 1 Sep 2021 Royal Albert Hall
Sir John Eliot Gardiner makes his 60th Proms appearance directing his own Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists.
Sir John Eliot Gardiner makes his 60th Proms appearance directing his own Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists.

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Sir John Eliot Gardiner makes his 60th Proms appearance directing his own Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists in Handel’s vividly theatrical Dixit Dominus – a concerto for choir that blazes with virtuosity and colour. It’s paired with Bach’s Easter cantata Christ lag in Todes Banden – a fiery, dramatic setting of Luther’s popular hymn. Mezzo-soprano Ann Hallenberg is the soloist in the young Handel’s cantata of praise to the Virgin Mary, Donna, che in ciel, containing music the composer later borrowed for his opera Agrippina.

Broadcast on BBC Four on Sunday 5 September

Image: Ann Hallenberg © Örjan Jakobsson