John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists 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.
Bach ‘was writing this music for a very specific moment, for a very specific time of year, in a very specific liturgy in a parochial context’ says Gardiner. ‘And yet such is the breadth of his vision that it can reach us now.’ These four works speak directly about eternal things – and these performers have genuinely lived with them.
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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.