Presented by Petroc Trelawny. The first concert at the Bath International MusicFest 2011 concludes with works by James MacMillan, including his frenzied Piano Concerto No 2.
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 MacMillanSo Deep,
James MacMillanHalie Speerit's Dauncers
James MacMillan Piano Concerto No.2
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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