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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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.