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Light Fantastic

Aled Jones introduces the BBC Singers in popular light choral classics. Ketelbey: In a Monastery Garden. Boughton: Burglar Bill. Frederick Bridge: The Goslings. Plus Horovitz.

What happens when two goslings fall in love only to end up on the same dinner plate? Aled Jones finds out as he joins the BBC Singers in concert for a potpourri of popular light choral classics, includes Ketèlbey's evocative picture of a monastery garden, and Horovitz's light-hearted cantata chronicling the adventures of Noah.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Albert Ketèlbey

    In a Monastery Garden

    Performers: BBC Singers conducted by Paul Brough, with Richard Pearce (piano and organ)

    • Recorded specially for this programme from St Paul’s Knightsbridge.
  • Rutland Boughton

    Burglar Bill

  • Frederick Bridge

    Bold Turpin

  • Sir Herbert Brewer


  • Frederick Bridge

    The Goslings

  • Joseph Horovitz

    Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo


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