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BBC Proms, 2011 Season, Prom 41 Episode 1 of 2


Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Christopher Cook

Continuing Proms Choral Sundays: Mark Wigglesworth conducts a recreation of an all-Britten concert originally conducted in 1963 by the composer, but with a contemporary twist provided by Joby Talbot, revisiting Britten's great hero Purcell. For Britten, the Spring Symphony represented 'the reawakening of the earth and life', while the Cantata Misericordium tells the Biblical story of the Good Samaritan.

Purcell, Arr. Joby Talbot: Chacony in G Minor (BBC commission; World Premiere)
Britten: Cantata Misericordium
Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem

Amanda Roocroft (soprano)
Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano)
Alan Oke (tenor)
Leigh Melrose (baritone)
Trinity Boys Choir
BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Mark Wigglesworth (conductor)

This prom will be repeated on Wednesday 17th August at 2.15pm.

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1 hour

Last on

Sun 14 Aug 2011 19:00

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