|Date and venue||Title|
St John's Smith Square
|St. John's Smith Square, Monteverdi Choir/English Baroque Soloists/ Gardiner/ Debretzeni|
|Bach, Biber, St. John's Smith Square. Clever juxtapositions, and they worked. The programmer of this concert - by the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Solists under Sir John Eliot Gardiner - had a neat thought, to place Bach's six Motets (BWV 225-230) into the former church in SW1. The building and the motets date from the same decade, the 1720's. Both are beautifully crafted, complex works of art which provide contexts for the act of worship. So far, so natural, then.
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