BBC National Chorus of Wales
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1983
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BBC National Chorus of Wales

Biography (BBC)

Artistic Director: Adrian Partington

Formed in 1983, BBC National Chorus of Wales, which this season celebrates its 30th anniversary, is one of the UK’s leading large mixed choruses, enjoying a close performing relationship with BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

It currently has around 120 singers, comprising a mix of amateur choristers, and students from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and Cardiff University, many of whom have been awarded bursaries. The chorus’s performances are frequently broadcast on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru.

Most of the chorus’s concerts are given at St David’s Hall and BBC Hoddinott Hall in Cardiff; it also performs annually at the BBC Proms, where highlights have included performances of Havergal Brian’s ‘Gothic’ Symphony in 2011 and Bernstein’s Mass in 2012. Other recent notable performances include Mahler’s Eighth Symphony with the Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev.

Under the baton of its Artistic Director, Adrian Partington, it champions works by leading Welsh composers, including William Mathias and Alun Hoddinott, and has premiered major works by Daniel Jones, John Tavener, John Hardy, Gareth Glyn and Karl Jenkins.


BBC National Chorus of Wales Performances & Interviews


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Hubert Parry
Jerusalem
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Jerusalem
Johann Sebastian Bach
Easter Oratario, BWV 249
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Easter Oratario, BWV 249
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Five Mystical Songs
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Five Mystical Songs
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No 9 (conclusion)
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Symphony No 9 (conclusion)
Grace Williams
Fanfare and Anthem
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Fanfare and Anthem
Mervyn Burtch
Psalm 150
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Psalm 150
Paul Mealor
Ubi Caritas
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Ubi Caritas
William Mathias
Let the people praise thee
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Let the people praise thee
Gareth Glyn
Cadwyn
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Cadwyn
Sir James MacMillan
Te Deum
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Te Deum
Kate Whitley
Speak Out for chorus and orchestra
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Speak Out for chorus and orchestra
Michael Tippett
A Child Of Our Time
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A Child Of Our Time
Felix Mendelssohn
St Paul: Rise! Up! Arise!
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St Paul: Rise! Up! Arise!
Charles Villiers Stanford
Drake's Drum (Songs of the Sea, Op.91)
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Drake's Drum (Songs of the Sea, Op.91)
Karl Jenkins
Lament for Syria
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Lament for Syria
George Frideric Handel
Messiah (Part II & III)
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Messiah (Part II & III)
George Frideric Handel
Messiah (Part I)
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Messiah (Part I)
Frederick Delius
Requiem RT.2.8 for soprano, baritone, chorus and orchestra
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Requiem RT.2.8 for soprano, baritone, chorus and orchestra
Karl Jenkins
For the Fallen
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For the Fallen
Charles Villiers Stanford
Mass Via Victrix (1914-1918)
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Mass Via Victrix (1914-1918)
Paul Mealor
In Flanders Fields
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In Flanders Fields
Clara Schumann
3 Part-songs for chorus
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3 Part-songs for chorus
Felix Mendelssohn
Saul's Conversion at Damascus (Paulus)
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Saul's Conversion at Damascus (Paulus)
Charles Villiers Stanford
Sailing at dawn (Songs of the Fleet, Op 117)
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Sailing at dawn (Songs of the Fleet, Op 117)
Qigang Chen
Jian Tchen Tse
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Jian Tchen Tse
Gustav Holst
Ode to Death
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Ode to Death
Hubert Parry
Hear my words, ye people
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Hear my words, ye people
Gustav Holst
Ode to Death (Proms 2018)
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Ode to Death (Proms 2018)
Southend Boys’ Choir
Symphony no. 8 (Symphony of a thousand) for soloists, choruses and orchestra
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Symphony no. 8 (Symphony of a thousand) for soloists, choruses and orchestra
Hubert Parry
England
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England
Sir James MacMillan
Seven Angels
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Seven Angels
Sir James MacMillan
Te Deum
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Te Deum
Sir James MacMillan
Benedicimus Deum caeli; Lux aeterna
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Benedicimus Deum caeli; Lux aeterna
Charles Villiers Stanford
The Old Superb (Songs Of The Sea, Op 91)
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The Old Superb (Songs Of The Sea, Op 91)
Charles Villiers Stanford
Homeward Bound (Songs Of The Sea, Op 91)
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Homeward Bound (Songs Of The Sea, Op 91)
William Walton
Belshazzar's feast - oratorio for baritone solo, chorus and orchestra
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Belshazzar's feast - oratorio for baritone solo, chorus and orchestra
Giuseppe Verdi
4 Pezzi sacri
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4 Pezzi sacri
Alexander Borodin
Polovtsian dances [from 'Prince Igor'] for orchestra [& chorus ad lib]
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Polovtsian dances [from 'Prince Igor'] for orchestra [& chorus ad lib]
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, op. 125
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Symphony No. 9 in D minor, op. 125
Charles Villiers Stanford
Outward Bound from Songs of the Sea, Op. 91
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Outward Bound from Songs of the Sea, Op. 91
BBC National Chorus of Wales
Peace I leave with you
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Peace I leave with you
Charles Villiers Stanford
Drake's Drum (Songs of the Sea, Op 91)
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Drake's Drum (Songs of the Sea, Op 91)
Michael Tippett
Child Of Our Time
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Child Of Our Time
Carl Orff
O Fortuna - Carmina Burana
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O Fortuna - Carmina Burana

O Fortuna - Carmina Burana

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BBC National Orchestra
Gustav Mahler
Symphony no 3 in D minor
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Symphony no 3 in D minor
Anton Bruckner
Os Justi - Gradual For 8 Voices
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Os Justi - Gradual For 8 Voices
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Upcoming BBC Events

BBC Hoddinott Hall 2018-19: Brahms Requiem
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BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
2019-06-28T23:31:34
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Proms 2019: Prom 26: Mozart's Requiem
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Royal Albert Hall
2019-08-07T23:31:34
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Proms 2019: Prom 28: Rachmaninov, Borodin & Huw Watkins
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Royal Albert Hall
2019-08-08T23:31:34
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Proms 2019: BBC Proms in the Park Wales
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Swansea, Singleton Park
2019-09-14T23:31:34
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14
Sep
2019
Proms 2019: BBC Proms in the Park Wales

Proms 2019: BBC Proms in the Park Wales

Swansea, Singleton Park
BBC NOW 2019-20 Season: Verdi Requiem
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St David's Hall, Cardiff
2019-10-03T23:31:34
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3
Oct
2019
BBC NOW 2019-20 Season: Verdi Requiem

BBC NOW 2019-20 Season: Verdi Requiem

St David's Hall, Cardiff

Past BBC Events

BBC Hoddinott Hall 2018-19: Easter Oratorio
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BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
2019-04-18T23:31:34
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18
Apr
2019
BBC Hoddinott Hall 2018-19: Easter Oratorio

BBC Hoddinott Hall 2018-19: Easter Oratorio

BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
St David's Hall 2018-19: St David's Day Concert
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St David's Hall, Cardiff
2019-03-01T23:31:34
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1
Mar
2019
St David's Hall 2018-19: St David's Day Concert

St David's Hall 2018-19: St David's Day Concert

St David's Hall, Cardiff
BBC Hoddinott Hall 2018-19: Sir Andrew Davis conducts L’enfance du Christ
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BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
2019-02-15T23:31:34
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15
Feb
2019
BBC Hoddinott Hall 2018-19: Sir Andrew Davis conducts L’enfance du Christ

BBC Hoddinott Hall 2018-19: Sir Andrew Davis conducts L’enfance du Christ

BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
BBC NOW 2018-19 Season: Carols for Christmas
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e2zcd4
St David's Hall, Cardiff
2018-12-16T23:31:34
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16
Dec
2018
BBC NOW 2018-19 Season: Carols for Christmas

BBC NOW 2018-19 Season: Carols for Christmas

St David's Hall, Cardiff
St David's Hall 2018-19: Handel: Messiah
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St David's Hall, Cardiff
2018-12-06T23:31:34
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6
Dec
2018
St David's Hall 2018-19: Handel: Messiah

St David's Hall 2018-19: Handel: Messiah

St David's Hall, Cardiff

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