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Bingham, MacMillan, Grainger, Tippett

From the Roundhouse, London, David Hill conducts the BBC Singers. MacMillan: Mairi. Bingham: The Hired Hand. Grainger: Brigg Fair. Tippett: Four Songs from the British Isles.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

The BBC Singers live from the Roundhouse in London as part of the Voices Now festival, together with the Latvian Radio Choir.

In a fascinating cross-cultural musical experience, two of the world's great radio choirs showcase the very different choral traditions of their respective countries and regions for the Voices Now festival, which celebrates the UK's unique vocal heritage and vibrant contemporary singing culture, and brings together singers from all backgrounds and abilities with some of the world's leading choirs.

After exhibiting their own individual talents, the two choirs join forces for the first performance of a piece by BBC Singers Associate Composer Gabriel Jackson, which places them side-by-side in a bilingual celebration of the two groups' distinctive choral personalities.

Macmillan: Mairi
Judith Bingham: The Hired Hand (UK premiere)
Grainger: Brigg Fair
Tippett: Four Songs from the British Isles

Latvian Radio Choir
conductor Kaspars Putnins
BBC Singers
conductor David Hill.

45 minutes

Last on

Fri 25 Mar 2011 19:00

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