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Prom 42: The Sixteen sing Bach and Arvo Part

Live from the Royal Albert Hall in London, Harry Christophers directs the Sixteen in sacred choral works by Bach and Arvo Part. Including Jesu, Meine Freude and Nunc dimittis.

Live at BBC Proms: Harry Christophers directs The Sixteen in sacred choral works by JS Bach and Arvo Pärt.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill

Bach: Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229
Arvo Part: Nunc dimittis
Bach: Singet dem Herrn, BWV 225
Arvo Part: Triodion
Bach: Jesu meine Freude, BWV 227

In this Late Night Prom Harry Christophers and his vocal group The Sixteen present a selection of JS Bach's rigorous yet deeply spiritual motets written in Leipzig in the 1720s, placing them against the resounding purity of sacred choral works by contemporary Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, including his Nunc dimittis, a cautious but luminous vision of eternity. An enlightening juxtaposition from one of the world's leading ensembles.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Komm, Jesu, komm (BWV.229)

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Nunc dimittis

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Motet 'Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied' (Proms 2016)

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Triodion

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.

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