From Bath Abbey, Petroc Trelawny presents the opening concert at Bath MusicFest 2011. MacMillan: The Gallant Weaver; A Child's Prayer; After Virtue. Joanna MacGregor: Lost Highway.
Live from Bath Abbey
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
The opening night concert of Bath International MusicFest celebrates two major themes of this year's festival: Celtic music and Songs of Freedom. Wells Cathedral Chamber Choir sing Scottish settings by James MacMillan, while Joanna MacGregor and The Britten Sinfonia perform his frenzied, folksong inspired Second Piano Concerto. Norwegian Trumpeter Arve Henriksen stars in Lost Highway, MacGregor's arrangement of traditional American and Gospel songs. Marching them all in and out of Bath Abbey are the City of Bristol Pipes and Drums.
James MacMillanThe Gallant Weaver
James MacMillanA Child's Prayer
James MacMillanAfter Virtue
Joanna MacGregor Lost Highway: Gospel and Blues from the Deep South
Arve Henriksen (trumpet)
Wells Cathedral School Chamber Choir
Nigel Perrin (choral conductor)
City of Bristol Pipes and Drums
Joanna MacGregor (piano/director).
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