The BBC Singers perform advent music by Palestrina, Bach, Bax and others. Plus works by Schumann, Dove and Crosse.
Penny Gore presents.
We begin with choral music for Advent, from the BBC Singers, conducted by David Hill, Live from Tonbridge school, with music from Palestrina and Bach via Arnold Bax and Herbert Howells to Bob Chilcott, Nico Muhly and John Tavener.
After 3pm there's a performance of Schumann's Piano Concerto from the BBC Symphony Orchestra's concert last Saturday at the Barbican Centre in London, with young soloist Francesco Piemontesi. Jiri Belohlavek conducts. Our British theme continues with another concerto - for flute, by Jonathan Dove. And the BBC Singers return with new choral music by Gordon Crosse, who celebrated his 75th birthday at the weekend.
Advent music by Palestrina, Bach, Arnold Bax, Herbert Howells, Bob Chilcott, Cecilia McDowall, Nico Muhly and John Tavener.
James McVinnie (organ),
David Hill (conductor)
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
Francesco Piemontesi (piano),
BBC Symphony Orchestra,
Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)
Jonathan Dove: The Magic Flute Dances
Emily Beynon (flute),
BBC National Orchestra of Wales,
Bramwell Tovey (conductor)
Gordon Crosse: Sabbath Rest
Gavin Roberts (organ)
Paul Brough (conductor).