Bach: Easter cantatas

Wednesday 20 June 2018 – 8pm
Approximate duration: 
2h with intermission


Sir John Eliot Gardiner is passionate about Bach; he has just completed a book which is a reference. The Bach Pilgrimage of year 2000 saw Gardiner and his Monteverdi Choir travel for a year to the significant sites of Bach’s career, to perform his major works and play them in the rest of the world in the most beautiful venues.


Gardiner has chosen to present two programmes of cantatas in two concerts corresponding to two different themes of liturgy, to give each cycle its specific meaning. The exceptional quality of the choir, unequaled in this repertoire, and Gardiner’s inspiration in the Protestant cantatas he knows so intimately, will give us access to Bach’s spiritual emotion.


Extract from Bach, Easter cantatas



Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Easter cantatas

Cantate BWV 12 Weinen, Klagen
Cantate BWV 20 O Ewigkeit, Du Donnerwort
Cantate BWV 103 Ihre werdet weinen und heulen
Cantate BWV 34 O ewiges Feuer



Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

Sir John Eliot Gardiner Conductor