The BBC Singers, Principal Guest Conductor Bob Chilcott and pianist Richard Pearce perform the six shortlisted carols in this year’s BBC Radio 3 Breakfast Carol Competition.
Hundreds of amateur composers enter the competition each year, and this year entrants have set Go to the Child by the Pakistani-British poet Imtiaz Dharker. Alongside the six settings are solo works for the festive period, performed by members of the BBC Singers.
Part ofBBC Singers 2019-20
- BBC Singers perform choral work by Bernard Hughes, Cecilia McDowall and others30 Jan 2020 Maida Vale Studios
- Journey to the Singdom Kingdom - BBC Singers’ Family Concert9 Feb 2020 Milton Court Concert Hall
- BBC Singers perform choral music by Anders Hillborg22 Feb 2020 St Giles' Cripplegate, London
- Singers at Six: Choral music by Gerald Barry4 Mar 2020 St Giles' Cripplegate, London
- Sofi Jeannin conducts German Romantic Choral Music23 Jan 2020 St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge
- Peter Phillips conducts English Renaissance Polyphony17 Jan 2020 St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge
- European premiere of David Lang’s prisoner of the state11 Jan 2020 Barbican, London
- The BBC Singers perform Contemporary Christmas Carols20 Dec 2019 Temple Church, London