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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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
James MacMillan
Seven Angels
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Seven Angels
James MacMillan
Te Deum
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Te Deum
James MacMillan
Benedicimus Deum caeli; Lux aeterna
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Benedicimus Deum caeli; Lux aeterna
Michael Tippett
A Child Of Our Time
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A Child Of Our Time
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
Anton Bruckner
Christus Factus Est - Gradual Vers. For Chorus [1884]
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Christus Factus Est - Gradual Vers. For Chorus [1884]
Anton Bruckner
Ave Maria For Chorus [a 7] [1861]
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Ave Maria For Chorus [a 7] [1861]
Pharrell Williams
Happy
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Happy
Trad.
Suo Gan (Empire of the Sun)
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Suo Gan (Empire of the Sun)
Mica Paris
Summertime
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Summertime
John Barry
James Bond Medley
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James Bond Medley
Henry Purcell
Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei, arr. Elgar (Proms 2017)
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Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei, arr. Elgar (Proms 2017)
Benjamin Britten
Ballad of Heroes (Proms 2017)
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Ballad of Heroes (Proms 2017)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No 9 in D minor, 'Choral' (Proms 2017)
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Symphony No 9 in D minor, 'Choral' (Proms 2017)
James MacMillan
A European Requiem (Proms 2017)
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A European Requiem (Proms 2017)
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Playlists featuring BBC National Chorus of Wales


Upcoming BBC Events

BBC NOW 2018-19 Season: Carols for Christmas
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e2zcd4
St David's Hall, Cardiff
2018-12-16T18:01:33
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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
BBC Hoddinott Hall 2018-19: Sir Andrew Davis conducts L’enfance du Christ
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/efj5q9
BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
2019-02-15T18:01:33
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St David's Hall 2018-19: St David's Day Concert
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ejd4mb
St David's Hall, Cardiff
2019-03-01T18:01:33
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BBC Hoddinott Hall 2018-19: Easter Oratorio
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/emp6gw
BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
2019-04-18T18:01:33
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BBC Hoddinott Hall 2018-19: Brahms Requiem
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BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
2019-06-28T18:01:33
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Past BBC Events

St David's Hall 2018-19: Handel: Messiah
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/eb5v9r
St David's Hall, Cardiff
2018-12-06T18:01:33
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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
St David's Hall 2018-19: Britten: War Requiem
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ex3d2m
St David's Hall, Cardiff
2018-11-11T18:01:33
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11
Nov
2018
St David's Hall 2018-19: Britten: War Requiem

St David's Hall 2018-19: Britten: War Requiem

St David's Hall, Cardiff
BBC Hoddinott Hall 2018-19: Music for the Fallen
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e9zcd4
BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
2018-10-27T18:01:33
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27
Oct
2018
BBC Hoddinott Hall 2018-19: Music for the Fallen

BBC Hoddinott Hall 2018-19: Music for the Fallen

BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
Proms 2018: Prom 17: Parry, Vaughan Williams & Holst
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Royal Albert Hall
2018-07-27T18:01:33
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27
Jul
2018
Proms 2018: Prom 17: Parry, Vaughan Williams & Holst

Proms 2018: Prom 17: Parry, Vaughan Williams & Holst

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2018: Prom 11: Mahler Symphony of a Thousand
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Royal Albert Hall
2018-07-22T18:01:33
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22
Jul
2018
Proms 2018: Prom 11: Mahler Symphony of a Thousand

Proms 2018: Prom 11: Mahler Symphony of a Thousand

Royal Albert Hall

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