Afternoon on 3 celebrates the BBC's orchestras and choirs with some of their highlight performances from 2013. Today you can hear two major twentieth-century symphonies played at the 2013 BBC Proms: the opening night performance of Vaughan Williams's Sea Symphony by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus with the BBC Proms Youth Choir, and Shostakovich's Eleventh Symphony from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Presented by Penny Gore
Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony
Sally Matthews (soprano),
Roderick Williams (baritone),
BBC Proms Youth Choir,
BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra,
Sakari Oramo (conductor).
David Bedford: May God Shield You On Every Step
Francis Grier: Prayer
Stephen Disley (organ),
Stephen Cleobury (conductor).
Shostakovich: Symphony No 11 in G minor (The Year 1905)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales,
Thomas Sondergard (conductor).