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19 December 2007

Wednesday 19 December 2007 17:00-19:00 (Radio 3)

Sean Rafferty presents this special Christmas edition live from the newly refurbished Radio Theatre in BBC Broadcasting House, London. Guests include the Choir of Westminster Abbey conducted by James O'Donnell, soprano Elin Manahan Thomas, flautist Sir James Galway, violinist Alina Ibragimova. And Kimberley Nixon, Cranford's Miss Sophy, reads from Dylan Thomas's A Child's Christmas in Wales.

Duration:

2 hours

Playlist

All music performed live the BBC Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House, London

17.03

Traditional
I saw three ships
Choristers of Westminster Abbey
James O'Donnell (director)

17.06

Dylan Thomas
A Child's Christmas in Wales (excerpt 1)
Read by Kimberley Nixon

17.15

Mozart
Rondo alla Turca (from Sonata in A major, K.331)
Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway (flutes)
Michael McHale (piano)

17.24

Doppler
Andante and Rondo (Op.25)
Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway (flute)
Michael McHale (piano)

17.34

Dylan Thomas
A Child's Christmas in Wales (excerpt 2)
Read by Kimberley Nixon

17.41

Arr. Lutoslawski
Two traditional Polish carols: Hurrying to Bethlehem / In a manger
Choristers of Westminster Abbey
Robert Quinney (piano)
James O'Donnell (director)

segue

Arr. C.Bowers-Broadbent
Silent Night
Choristers of Westminster Abbey
James O'Donnell (director)


segue

Arr. Rutter
Personent hodie
Choristers of Westminster Abbey
Robert Quinney (piano)
James O'Donnell (director)

17.54

Massenet
Meditation fromThais
Alina Ibragimova (violin)
Cedric Tiberghien (piano)

18.04

A. Scarlatti
Dal bel seno d'una stella (from Cantata Pastorale)
Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano)
Picander Ensemble:
Stefanie-Marie Degand (violin)
Jonathan Cohen (cello & director)
Laura-Monika Pustilnik (lute/theorbo)
Gary Cooper (harpsichord)

18.11

Handel
Hotanti affani in petto (from Mi Palpita il Cor HWV 132)
Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano)
Picander Ensemble:
Stefanie-Marie Degand (violin)
Jonathan Cohen (cello & director)
Laura-Monika Pustilnik (lute/theorbo)
Gary Cooper (harpsichord)

18.24

Purcell
Evening Hymn
Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano)
Picander Ensemble:
Jonathan Cohen (cello & director)
Laura-Monika Pustilnik (lute/theorbo)
Gary Cooper (harpsichord)

18.29

Dylan Thomas
A Child's Christmas in Wales (excerpt 3)
Read by Kimberley Nixon

18.32

Arr. J Cullen
Immaculate Mary
Choristers of Westminster Abbey
Robert Quinney (piano)
James O'Donnell (director)

segue


Arr. A.E. Baker
Quelle est cette odeur agreable?
Choristers of Westminster Abbey
Robert Quinney (piano)
James O'Donnell (director)

18.39

Dylan Thomas
A Child's Christmas in Wales (excerpt 4)
Read by Kimberley Nixon

18.42

Debussy
Violin Sonata in G minor
Alina Ibragimova (violin)
Cedric Tiberghien (piano)

19.01

Ravel
Alborada del gracioso (from Miroirs)
Cedric Tiberghien (piano)




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