BBC Singers
21 Jun 2015, Kings Place
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BBC Singers 2014-15 Season BBC Singers & The Continuum Ensemble

BBC Singers
BBC Singers & The Continuum Ensemble
15:00 Sun 21 Jun 2015 Hall One
The BBC Singers join forces with The Continuum Ensemble and conductor Philip Headlam for the UK premiere of David Drew’s version of Weill’s Berliner Requiem.
The BBC Singers join forces with The Continuum Ensemble and conductor Philip Headlam for the UK premiere of David Drew’s version of Weill’s Berliner Requiem.

Programme

      • Die Jahreszeiten, Op. 35 (The Four Seasons)
      • Three Pieces for Mixed Chorus, Op. 22
      • Zwei Chinesische Grabschriften (Two Chinese Epitaphs), Op. 25
      • Gesprochene Musik (Spoken Music)
      • Das Berliner Requiem (alternative version by David Drew)
      • Valse

Performers

BBC Singers

The BBC Singers join forces with The Continuum Ensemble and conductor Philip Headlam for the UK premiere of David Drew’s version of Weill’s Berliner Requiem. The explosive political content of the work caused it to be censored at the first (and only) performance on German radio in 1929.

The concert is part of The Continuum Ensemble’s ‘Swept Away’ series at Kings Place, exploring the sleek music of 1920’s Berlin and Vienna established by a new generation of composers who were bold, topical and swept away into exile by the Nazi government.