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!”

Alexander Armstrong


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

Contribute £20 towards the project

In thanks for your support you will receive:

  • A copy of the CD of the Ascension Cantatas
  • Be credited as part of the production team for the concert and recording on the Monteverdi and SDG website.

Contribute £50 towards the project

In thanks for your support you will receive:

  • A copy of the CD of the Ascension Cantatas
  • Be credited as part of the production team for the concert and recording in the CD packaging
  • Be credited on the Monteverdi and SDG website
  • Your name will also appear in the programme for both concerts.

Contribute £150 towards the project

In thanks for your support you will receive:

  • A copy of the CD of the Ascension Cantatas signed by Sir John Eliot Gardiner
  • Receive one year’s complimentary membership as a Friend in the Friends of Monteverdi, which will enable you to take advantage of the associated benefits
  • You will also be credited as part of the production team for the concert and recording in the CD packaging
  • Be credited on the Monteverdi and SDG website
  • Your name will also appear in the programme for both concerts.

Contribute £500 towards the project

In thanks for your support you will receive:

  • A copy of the CD of the Ascension Cantatas signed by Sir John Eliot Gardiner
  • Receive one year’s complimentary membership as a Benefactor in the Friends of Monteverdi, which will enable you to take advantage of the associated benefits
  • You will also be credited as part of the production team for the concert and recording in the CD packaging
  • Be credited on the Monteverdi and SDG website
  • Your name will also appear in the programme for both concerts.

If you wish to contribute more than £500 towards the project please contact our Development Manager, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
who will be happy to discuss other options with you.

We look forward to working with you.

Join the team by contributing now

 

 

Thank you letter from Isabella and John Eliot Gardiner

 

 

Our donors to the Ascension Cantatas Project