02 June, 2009

The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross

Image: Jordi Savall

Full of magic and fantastic journeys, Le Concert des Nations are experts in performing both the familiar music of Handel and the less-known compositions of Marais. Jordi Savall and his orchestra perform at Usher Hall this August as part of Festival 09.

To mark the bicentennial of Haydn's death, Aled Jones from BBC4 introduced a concert featuring his masterpiece The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross, from the city of Cadiz where the work was commissioned in 1787. The concert was performed by Le Concert des Nations under the baton of Jordi Savall in the Oratorio de la Santa Cueva.

You can watch The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross on the BBC iPlayer before 8:40pm this Friday 5 June. Stream or download the programme by clicking here.

For more information and to purchase tickets for Le Concert des Nations and Jordi Savall at Festival 09, click here.

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