BBC Singers Biography (Wikipedia)
The BBC Singers are the professional chamber choir of the BBC. As one of six BBC Performing Groups, the 24-voiced choir has been in existence for more than 80 years. The BBC Singers has commissioned and premiered works by the leading composers of the past century, including Benjamin Britten, Sir Michael Tippett, Judith Weir and Sir John Tavener. It regularly performs alongside leading international orchestras and conductors, and makes invitational appearances at national events such as the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales in Westminster Abbey.
The BBC Singers are based at the BBC's Maida Vale Studios. They perform across the country, tour internationally, and undertake nationwide outreach programmes. They have released several commercial CDs.
Notable former members of the group include the tenor Sir Peter Pears, the mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly, the composer Judith Bingham and the conductor Harry Christophers (director of The Sixteen).
- Day 5: There is No Rose - Simon Prestonhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04k11qg.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04k11qg.jpg2016-12-03T10:22:00.000ZThe BBC Singers Advent Calendarhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04k11sn
Day 5: There is No Rose - Simon Preston
- Day 3: I Wonder as I Wander - Richard Rodney Bennetthttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04k116n.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04k116n.jpg2016-12-03T10:15:00.000ZThe BBC Singers Advent Calendarhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04k117k
Day 3: I Wonder as I Wander - Richard Rodney Bennett
- Day 2: John Rutter - It was a Lover and His Lasshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04jxn5s.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04jxn5s.jpg2016-12-02T12:17:00.000ZThe BBC Singers' Advent Calendarhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04jxn8w
Day 2: John Rutter - It was a Lover and His Lass
- Day 1: Britten's 'A Hymn To A Virgin'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01qd0tp.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01qd0tp.jpg2016-12-01T14:39:00.000ZThe BBC Singers Advent Calendarhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04jr2t9
Day 1: Britten's 'A Hymn To A Virgin'
- Pass the Baton! The BBC Singershttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04hbt7h.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04hbt7h.jpg2016-11-27T11:00:00.000ZA live performance of Love Bade Me Welcome by the group's Associate Composer Judith Weir.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04hwb84
Pass the Baton! The BBC Singers
- BBC Singers at Ford Farmhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03z4ntp.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03z4ntp.jpg2016-06-22T15:25:00.000ZThe BBC Singers perform at a cheese farm for BBC Music Day 2016. The performance was broadcast on Radio 3's Afternoon on 3 programme on 3 June 2016.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03z4nwf
BBC Singers at Ford Farm
- Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda - Preview Cliphttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2014-01-02T09:54:00.000ZListen to an excerpt from Holst's Choral Hymns From The Rig Veda.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01p2wbx
Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda - Preview Clip
- Imogen Holst: Hallo, my fancy, whither wilt thou go? - Preview Cliphttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2014-01-02T09:51:00.000ZListen to an excerpt from Imogen Holst's Hallo, my fancy, whither wilt thou go?http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01p2vn2
Imogen Holst: Hallo, my fancy, whither wilt thou go? - Preview Clip
- Sir Harrison Birtwistle: The Moth Requiem - Preview Cliphttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2014-01-02T09:50:00.000ZListen to an excerpt from Sir Harrison Birtwistle's The Moth Requiem.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01p2vj2
Sir Harrison Birtwistle: The Moth Requiem - Preview Clip
BBC Singers Tracks