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Vitols, Part, Hillborg, Vilums, Tulev, Jackson

Concert by the Latvian Radio Choir. Vitols: Birch Tree in Autumn. Part: Dopo la vittoria. Anders Hillborg: Mouyayoum. Plus Gabriel Jackson: Solitude/Vientuliba with the BBC Singers.

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.

Jazeps Vitols: Birch Tree in Autumn
Part: Dopo la vittoria
Anders Hillborg: Mouyayoum
Martins Vilums: Gaw ek-dad kard
Toivo Tulev: Tanto gentile

Gabriel Jackson: Solitude/Vientuliba (BBC commission, world premiere)

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

1 hour, 10 minutes

Last on

Fri 25 Mar 2011 20:05