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Episode 5

From St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge in London, Christopher Cook presents the BBC Singers under Stephen Cleobury in choral and organ music for Christmas and the winter season.

Penny Gore concludes this week's celebration of the BBC's performing groups in concert across the nation, featuring music by Tchaikovsky every day.

LIVE from St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge in London, Christopher Cook presents a concert of choral and organ music for Christmas and the winter season from the BBC Singers conducted by Stephen Cleobury, with organist Stephen Disley. The menu includes music by Bax, Liszt and Tchaikovsky alongside more recent musical forays into the dark and wintry days of cold December from Bob Chilcott and Richard Rodney Bennett, and the first performance of a newly-commissioned piece: Winter Heavens by Gabriel Jackson.

2 hours, 30 minutes

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Fri 16 Dec 2011 14:00

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Music Played

  • Arnold Bax

    This worldes joie

    Performer: BBC Singers Conductor: Stephen Cleobury

  • Einojuhani Rautavaara

    Our joyful'st feast

    Performer: BBC Singers Conductor: Stephen Cleobury

  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    In the bleak midwinter

    Performer: BBC Singers Conductor: Stephen Cleobury

  • Mulet

    Noel

    Performer: Stephen Disley (organ)

  • (BBC commission, first performance)

    • Gabriel Jackson

      Winter heavens

      Performer: BBC Singers Conductor: Stephen Cleobury

  • Franz Liszt

    O heilige Nacht

    Performer: BBC Singers Performer: Stephen Disley (organ) Conductor: Stephen Cleobury

  • Franz Liszt

    Die Hirten an der Krippe from Weinachtsbaum

    Performer: Stephen Disley (organ)

  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    A Legend

    Performer: BBC Singers Conductor: Stephen Cleobury

  • Georgy Sviridov

    A Winter Morning

    Performer: BBC Singers Conductor: Stephen Cleobury

  • Pavel Grigorievich Chesnokov

    In Winter - Zimoy

    Performer: BBC Singers Conductor: Stephen Cleobury

  • Jeanne Demessieux

    Rorate Coeli and Adeste Fideles from 12 Chorale Preludes on Gregorian themes

    Performer: BBC Singers Conductor: Stephen Cleobury

  • Chilcott

    Les anges dans la campagne

    Performer: BBC Singers Performer: Stephen Disley (organ) Conductor: Stephen Cleobury

  • Frederick Converse

    American Sketches

    Performer: BBC Concert Orchestra Conductor: Keith Lockart

  • Charlesā€Marie Widor

    Piano Concerto No. 1

    Performer: Martin Roscoe (piano) Performer: BBC Concert Orchestra Conductor: Martin Yates

  • Frederick Loewe

    Gigi medley

    Arranger: Stanley Black Performer: BBC Concert Orchestra Performer;: Southbank Sinfonia Conductor: Johannes Wildner

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