Bach Cantatas: Easter to Ascension

Bach Weekend with the Monteverdi Choir

Portrait of Sir John Eliot Gardiner

John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra get to the heart of our Bach weekend with four richly emotional masterpieces.

'It’s the combination of unflinching rigour and a wonderful power to comfort that makes him unique' says John Eliot Gardiner of J S Bach, and the four sacred cantatas at the heart of his Bach weekend sweep from conflict to joyous fulfilment.

Indeed, Wachet auf, which concludes this concert, is probably one of the most familiar of all Bach’s 200-plus cantatas. But these artists know that it’s just one jewel amidst near-limitless musical riches. Gardiner’s unsurpassed ability to ‘convert knowledge into a profound sense of what makes the music work’ (The Spectator) means that his Bach speaks to both heart and soul.

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