Bach: Cantatas Vol 8 / Gardiner, Hartelius, Fuge,
Label: SOLI DEO GLORIA
"Founded in 1964 by John Eliot Gardiner as a specialist baroque ensemble, the Monteverdi Choir became internationally renowned for its performances and recordings. With the founding of the EBS in 1979 and ORR in 1990, Monteverdi fast established itself as a leading influence in every area of the repertoire, winning numerous international awards, rivalling classic recordings of the catalogue, from Monteverdi to Britten. A pioneering organization, Monteverdi achieved its most ambitious project to date in 2000 - the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, performing all 198 of JS Bach's sacred cantatas in churches throughout Europe, to mark the 250th anniversary of the composer's death."