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Proms 2017 Prom 25: Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir

Prom 25
Prom 25: Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir
22:15 Wed 2 Aug 2017 Royal Albert Hall
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Bach’s austere and beautiful Lutheran cantatas stand in contrast to the lively rhythms and rich textures of Schütz’s music.
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Bach’s austere and beautiful Lutheran cantatas stand in contrast to the lively rhythms and rich textures of Schütz’s music.

Programme

      • Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren, SWV 41(8 mins)
      • Nicht uns, Herr, sondern deinem Namen, SWV 43(6 mins)
      • Danket dem Herren, denn er ist freundlich, SWV 45(7 mins)
      • Cantata No. 79, 'Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild'(15 mins)
      • Cantata No. 80, 'Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott'(25 mins)

About This Event

In 2000 Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists performed all of Bach’s surviving church cantatas in an unprecedented year-long musical pilgrimage. They return to these astonishing musical statements of faith, continuing our series of concerts marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

Hear two of Bach’s Lutheran cantatas – including Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, itself composed for a Reformation-anniversary celebration – alongside psalm-settings by his German musical forebear Heinrich Schütz, alive with dance rhythms and vivid instrumental textures.

There will be no interval

Image: Sir John Eliot Gardiner © Sim Canetty-Clarke

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