John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra launch a weekend-long celebration of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Few conductors and few ensembles have identified more closely with Bach’s cantatas than John Eliot Gardiner and his Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra. They begin a weekend-long celebration of this endlessly rich music with four works that show Bach’s genius at its most dramatic – and inexhaustible.
Bach, says Gardiner, ‘can make a scene as vivid as anything in an opera’. In this emotionally-charged first of seven all-Bach concerts, he focuses on music that sets light against darkness, pain against joy. These performers’ recorded cycle of the Bach cantatas, wrote The Observer, ‘ranks as one of the musical events of the decade’.
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Silk Street, London
Nearby public transport
We are within walking distance from a number of London Underground stations, the closest being Barbican, St Paul’s and Moorgate. The nearest train stations are Liverpool Street and Farringdon. Bus Route 153 runs directly past the Barbican along Chiswell Street.
Car and bicycle parking
We have free bicycle spaces and paid car parking spaces available
Spaces for wheelchair users in row U at the rear of the stalls (up to sixteen, depth of row 180cm) and the back row of the circle (four), both with fold-down companion seats. Some seats in row S of the stalls for people with very limited mobility.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the concert hall where there are a limited number of suitable seats in row G of the stalls. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the cloakroom staff during the performance.
There is an induction loop in the concert hall. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting.