Prom 54 - Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music
LONDON Royal Albert Hall
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Jazz, showbiz swagger and spirituality come together as never before in Duke Ellington’s spectacular Sacred Concerts.
Described by Ellington himself as ‘the most important thing I have ever done’, these sacred revues, blending big-band jazz, gospel and Broadway-style melodies, bring all the legendary musician’s originality and energy to Christian subjects, and generated three critically acclaimed, boundary-crossing albums.
Drawing on these, the Proms premieres a brand-new Sacred Concert – an exhilarating evening of dance, song and spectacle.
There will be no interval
Monty Alexander (piano)
Annette Walker (tap dancer)
Carleen Anderson and the UK Vocal Assembly
Nu Civilisation Orchestra
Peter Edwards (conductor)