23 Jun 2014 St Magnus Cathedral

St Magnus International Festival BBC Singers Lunchtime Concert BBC Singers Lunchtime Concert

BBC Singers Lunchtime Concert


12:45 Monday 23 Jun 2014 St Magnus Cathedral Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NX

  • Peter Maxwell Davies 1934–2016
  • A Hoy Calendar
  • One Star At Last
  • Edvard Grieg 1843–1907
  • Ave Maris stella
  • John Tavener 1944–2013
  • The Lamb
  • Song for Athene
  • Per Nørgård b.1932
  • Wie ein Kind
  • Goffredo Petrassi 1904–2003
  • Nonsense
  • Cole Porter 1891–1964
  • Ev’ry time we say goodbye

BBC Singers Lunchtime Concert

For their second featured concert in the Festival, the BBC Singers bring us an eclectic mix of choral music for lunchtime remembering two eminent British composers and celebrating the birthday of a third.

Tavener’s iconic music is intense and meditative with the Song for Athene reaching millions when it was performed at the funeral of Princess Diana. Richard Rodney Bennett’s arrangement reveals the jazzier side of this composer’s wildly talented personality and Peter Maxwell Davies’ haunting and evocative settings sit alongside the extraordinary theatricality of the Dane, Nørgård.

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