BBC Singers
4 Mar 2020, St Giles' Cripplegate, London
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BBC Singers 2019-20 Singers at Six: Choral music by Gerald Barry

BBC Singers
Singers at Six: Choral music by Gerald Barry
18:00 Wed 4 Mar 2020 St Giles' Cripplegate, London

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      • O Lord How VainUK premiere
      • The Coming of Winter
      • O Tannenbaum
      • Carol
      • Long Time
      • Schott & Sons, Mainz



Concert Information

Before the evening’s BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus performance of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Ben Palmer and the BBC Singers present an hour in the presence of incomparable Irish composer Gerald Barry, including the UK premiere of his delicate psalm setting O Lord How Vain and his absurd, dramatic and take on Beethoven’s letters to the publisher who now represents Barry, Schott & Sons, Mainz. The piece for bass solo and choir homes in on Beethoven at his most cantankerous and sympathetic and unleashes the sharp-edged, predictably unpredictable world of Barry in full flow.
Join us for six short works from composer who displaces everything you thought you knew about words and music.