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Prom 36: Sir John Eliot Gardiner Conducts Bach

A Prom in which the Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists and John Eliot Gardiner perform two oratorios by Bach telling the story of Easter and the Ascension of Christ.

Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists and Sir John Eliot Gardiner live at the BBC Proms in two oratorios by JS Bach - telling the story of Easter and the Ascension of Christ.

Presented by Catherine Bott

JS Bach: Easter Oratorio
JS Bach: Ascension Oratorio

Hannah Morrison (soprano)
Meg Bragle (alto)
Nicholas Mulroy (tenor)
Peter Harvey (bass)
Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists
Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

Sir John Eliot Gardiner's acclaimed Bach team - most famous for their year-long 'Bach Pilgrimage' in 2000, performing every one of Bach's cantatas - reassembled at the Royal Albert Hall during the 2013 BBC Proms for another Bach feast. On the bill are two complementary oratorios, telling the story of two crucial events in the life of Christ: the Resurrection on Easter Day, and his Ascension into Heaven.-.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata no. 11 BWV.11 (Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen) (Ascension oratorio)

    Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Oster-oratorio BWV.249

    Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists.

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