Concluding a week of broadcasts from the Temple Winter Festival, David Hill directs the BBC Singers, the Norwegian Wind Ensemble and an impressive team of soloists, in the magnificent surroundings one of London's most historic and atmospheric churches. The Norwegian Wind Ensemble is one of the Norway's most distinguished instrumental groups, with a history extending back to the 18th century. Innovative and distinctive programming and a repertoire of music old and new is a notable feature of the ensemble's work. But it has also specialised in arranging 18th-century works for symphonic wind band. Anyone who heard Radio 3's live broadcast, last December, of Bach's Christmas Oratorio in the version created by the NWE will know how convincing, compelling, and virtuosic these performers can be. Tonight the NWE's players turn their attention to Handel's 'Messiah' – the well-loved choral masterpiece given new clothes here in this arrangement accompanied by wind orchestra.
Please note that Mark Stone has replaced the originally advertised David Soar.
Part ofBBC Singers 2014-15 Season
- BBC Singers perform Lili and Nadia Boulanger6 Apr 2019 St Giles' Cripplegate, London
- Sir James MacMillan conducts the BBC Singers18 Apr 2019 St John’s Smith Square, London
- Singers at Six: Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky3 May 2019 St Giles' Cripplegate, London
- Gergely Madaras conducts Israel in Egypt10 May 2019 Milton Court Concert Hall