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.




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Upcoming BBC Events

BBC NOW 2019-20 Season: Cancelled: Missa Solemnis
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BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
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Jun
2020
BBC NOW 2019-20 Season: Cancelled: Missa Solemnis

BBC NOW 2019-20 Season: Cancelled: Missa Solemnis

BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff

Past BBC Events

BBC NOW 2019-20 Season: Cancelled: St Matthew Passion
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St David's Hall, Cardiff
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Apr
2020
BBC NOW 2019-20 Season: Cancelled: St Matthew Passion

BBC NOW 2019-20 Season: Cancelled: St Matthew Passion

St David's Hall, Cardiff
BBC NOW 2019-20 Season: Cancelled: St Matthew Passion
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Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
2020-04-09T18:48:47
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9
Apr
2020
BBC NOW 2019-20 Season: Cancelled: St Matthew Passion

BBC NOW 2019-20 Season: Cancelled: St Matthew Passion

Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
BBC NOW 2019-20 Season: Composition:Wales Open Workshop
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Hoddinott Hall
2020-03-04T18:48:47
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Mar
2020
BBC NOW 2019-20 Season: Composition:Wales Open Workshop

BBC NOW 2019-20 Season: Composition:Wales Open Workshop

Hoddinott Hall
BBC NOW 2019-20 Season: St David's Day
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St David's Hall, Cardiff
2020-03-01T18:48:47
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Mar
2020
BBC NOW 2019-20 Season: St David's Day

BBC NOW 2019-20 Season: St David's Day

St David's Hall, Cardiff
BBC NOW 2019-20 Season: Beethoven: The 1808 Concert
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St David's Hall, Cardiff
2020-01-19T18:48:47
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19
Jan
2020
BBC NOW 2019-20 Season: Beethoven: The 1808 Concert

BBC NOW 2019-20 Season: Beethoven: The 1808 Concert

St David's Hall, Cardiff

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