- BachJ. S. Bach 1685–1750
- Cantata No. 191, 'Gloria in excelsis Deo', BWV 191
- BrucknerAnton Bruckner 1824–1896
- Symphony No. 4 in E flat major, 'Romantic' Symphony No. 4 in E flat major 'Romantic'
The air shimmers, and in the distance a horn calls softly - no wonder Bruckner called this Fourth Symphony the ‘Romantic’. Bruckner imagined a story of knights, forests and distant castles – but he preferred to let the music speak for itself. Juanjo Mena prefaces it with a celebratory cantata by one of the composers Bruckner loved best, sung by the acclaimed Manchester Chamber Choir.
Manchester Chamber Choir performs in the main auditorium with conductor Justin Doyle.