Live BBC Proms. The BBC Singers and Nu Civilisation Orchestra, conducted by Peter Edwards, premiere a brand-new 'Sacred Concert' with music by Duke Ellington.
Live at BBC Proms: The BBC Singers, Nu Civilisation Orchestra, conducted by Peter Edwards premiere a brand-new Sacred Concert with music from Duke Ellington.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Georgia Mann.
Sacred Music by Duke Ellington
Monty Alexander - piano
Annette Walker - tap dancer
Carleen Anderson and the UK Vocal Assembly
Nu Civilisation Orchestra
Peter Edwards - conductor
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