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11 Nov 2018, Milton Court Concert Hall
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BBC Singers at Milton Court 2018-19 Sofi Jeannin conducts works responding to WW1

BBC Singers
Sofi Jeannin conducts works responding to WW1
15:00 Sun 11 Nov 2018 Milton Court Concert Hall
As part of the Remembrance Day weekend celebrations, Sofi Jeannin conducts the BBC Singers performing works responding to WW1.
As part of the Remembrance Day weekend celebrations, Sofi Jeannin conducts the BBC Singers performing works responding to WW1.

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On this centenary Remembrance Sunday, British composers Roderick Williams and Bob Chilcott express very personal responses to the tragedy of the First World War.

Remembrance, after all, is about the future, as well as the past. So tonight at Milton Court the BBC Singers and their Chief Conductor Sofi Jeannin give performances of two choral works commemorating that War to End All Wars.

And like Britten before him, Bob Chilcott has taken his inspiration from Wilfred Owen, whose poem Futility is the starting point for his work Move him into the sun. Roderick Williams, meanwhile, is best known as one of our most insightful and articulate baritones. Performed by one of the world’s great chamber choirs, his piece World Without End is a uniquely touching meditation on events that still scar our imagination, a century on.