ASCENSION CANTATAS PROJECT
Alexander Armstrong calls for music lovers
to help complete Bach Cantatas recordings
with Sir John Eliot Gardiner
“Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Bach Cantata recordings are glorious and I have followed the series from the beginning. To play a small part in helping to complete such a historic collection is a huge privilege and I hope thousands of people will join me in a rare chance to be an arts philanthropist!”
Join Alexander Armstrong and the Monteverdi Choir & Orchestra in our search to find 2,500 music lovers to donate £20 towards recreating the magic of our award-winning musical pilgrimage. Help us to record all of J.S. Bach’s church cantatas by performing and recording the missing cantatas from the series, the Cantatas for Ascension Day.
Twenty-seven multi-award-winning, two-CD volumes have already been released over five years, but the Ascension Cantatas are still missing. They were due to be recorded in Salisbury Cathedral during the original pilgrimage in 2000, but noise issues meant the recording became impossible.
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, determined to complete the set, wants to recreate the artistic and architectural conditions of the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage in two concerts at St Giles, Cripplegate, on Thursday 10th May 2012. For this to happen, over the next 5 weeks we need your help to raise £50,000.
With a donation from as little as £20, you will become part of our production team for the Ascension Cantatas concerts and live recordings on 10th May and help us to complete this long awaited final recording.
We need your help in order to realise this artistic endeavour.
You can support us online at Virgin Money Giving following this link. If you would prefer to send us a cheque, please make it payable to
Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra Ltd and post it free-of-charge to:
FREEPOST RSCE-SRZS-EKTA, Monteverdi, Attn Chris Webb, Level 9, 25 Cabot Square, London E14 4QA