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BBC Singers at Milton Court

Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 10 June 2014

The charismatic American conductor Eric Whitacre has established himself as one of the most distinctive figures on the choral scene, and with an international reputation as the composer of some of the most magical choral works of the contemporary repertoire: music which moves and stirs, and speaks to his audiences in the most direct and affecting way. Curating this evening's concert, Eric Whitacre places his own music alongside works by two other much-admired choral composers, and brings guest artists The King's Singers to perform alongside the BBC Singers.

Eric Whitacre: Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine
Bob Chilcott: Even Such is Time
Eric Whitacre: Five Hebrew Love Songs
Alone
The Stolen Child

INTERVAL MUSIC includes orchestral works by Eric Whitacre

Morten Johannes Lauridsen: Madrigali: Six "Fire Songs" on Italian Renaissance Poems
Bob Chilcott: High Flight
Eric Whitacre: The City and the Sea

BBC Singers
Eric Whitacre, conductor
The King's Singers
Richard Pearce, piano
String Quartet from Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

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