Prom 17: Monteverdi Choir

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Royal Albert Hall

Tuesday, 28 Jul 2009, 10:15PM

Ticket info

£10 - £15 price band D or Prom for £5
www.bbc.co.uk/ ... s/2009/howtobook/tickets.shtml

Performers

Monteverdi Choir

Programme

J S Bach
Komm, Jesu, Komm!, BWV 229 (10mins)
Fürchte dich nicht, BWV 228 (10 mins)
Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227 (22 mins)
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225 (18 mins)

About

Even while Bach's great Passions languished unheard for almost a century after his death (until revived by Mendelssohn), his motets continued to be sung by the Leipzig choirs for which they were written. Few modern performers know Bach's music as intimately as Sir John Eliot Gardiner and his hand-picked choir and ensemble.

They famously surveyed all 200-plus church cantatas during their millennial Bach Cantata Pilgrimage and now return to the Proms, following their acclaimed St John Passion at last year's Proms Bach Day, for a late-night selection of motets, including Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied ('Sing to the Lord a new song'), a work which had even Mozart exclaiming, 'Now, there's a piece one can learn from.'

There will be no interval

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Kensington Gore
London
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