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Presented by Katie Derham. With the BBC Concert Orchestra in Sondheim: Inside Out. Plus the BBC Singers in Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia, Op 27.

To round off this week's Afternoon on 3 celebration of the human voice, Katie Derham presents a BBC Concert Orchestra show featuring the hit songs of Stephen Sondheim, with star performers including Kim Criswell and Maria Friedman, and conducted by the orchestra's American Principal Conductor Keith Lockhart. Plus the BBC Singers and their Chief Conductor David Hill in favourite choral music by centenary composer Benjamin Britten.

'Sondheim: Inside Out'
Turlough Convery, Kim Criswell, Maria Friedman and Michael Xavier (soloists),
Maida Vale Singers,
BBC Concert Orchestra,
Keith Lockhart (conductor).

4.15pm
Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia, Op. 27
BBC Singers,
David Hill (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

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Fri 20 Dec 2013 14:00

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  • Stephen Sondheim

    A little night music: Overture

    Performer: BBC Concert Orchestra. Performer: Maida Vale Singers.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    Anyone can whistle: 'Everybody says don't'

    Performer: Kim Criswell. Performer: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    Passion - 'Happiness'

    Performer: Laura Michelle Kelly. Performer: Michael Xavier. Performer: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    A Funny thing happened on the way to the Forum: 'Comedy Tonight'

    Performer: BBC Concert Orchestra. Performer: Maida Vale Singers.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    A Funny thing happened on the way to the Forum: 'I'm calm [Hysterium]'

    Performer: Turlough Convery. Performer: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    Into the woods: 'On the steps of the palace'

    Performer: Laura Michelle Kelly. Performer: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    Follies: 'Losing my mind'

    Performer: Maria Friedman. Performer: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    Merrily we roll along: Overture

    Performer: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    Merrily we roll along: 'Not a day goes by'

    Performer: Kim Criswell. Performer: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    Company: 'Getting married today'

    Performer: Maria Friedman. Performer: Michael Xavier. Performer: BBC Concert Orchestra. Performer: Maida Vale Singers.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    Company: 'Being alive'

    Performer: Kim Criswell. Performer: Laura Michelle Kelly. Performer: Maria Friedman. Performer: Michael Xavier. Performer: Turlough Convery. Performer: BBC Concert Orchestra. Performer: Maida Vale Singers.
  • Charles Ives

    Psalm 54

    Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Charles Ives

    Psalm 100

    Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    Follies: Overture

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    Follies: Beautiful girls

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart. Choir: Maida Vale Singers.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    Follies: Montage

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart. Choir: Maida Vale Singers. Singer: Laura Michelle Kelly. Singer: Turlough Convery. Singer: Kim Criswell. Singer: Michael Xavier.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    Sweeney Todd: The Ballad of Sweeney Todd

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart. Choir: Maida Vale Singers.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    Sweeney Todd: Not while I'm around

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart. Singer: Michael Xavier.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    A Little Night Music: Send in the clowns

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart. Singer: Maria Friedman.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    Pacific Overtures: Poems

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart. Singer: Michael Xavier. Singer: Turlough Convery.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    Pacific Overtures

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    Anyone Can Whistle: With so little to be sure of

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart. Singer: Laura Michelle Kelly.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    Dick Tracy: More

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart. Singer: Kim Criswell. Choir: Maida Vale Singers.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    Sunday in the Park with George

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Keith Lockhart. Singer: Maria Friedman. Singer: Michael Xavier.
  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    Sunday in the park with George: 'Sunday'

    Conductor: Keith Lockhart. Choir: Maida Vale Singers. Singer: Maria Friedman. Singer: Laura Michelle Kelly. Singer: Kim Criswell. Singer: Michael Xavier. Singer: Turlough Convery.
  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    A Little Night Music: 'The Glamorous Life'

    Conductor: Keith Lockhart. Choir: Maida Vale Singers. Singer: Kim Criswell. Singer: Maria Friedman. Singer: Laura Michelle Kelly. Singer: Michael Xavier. Singer: Turlough Convery.
  • Franz Xaver Gruber, arr. John Rutter

    Stille Nacht (Silent Night)

    Singer: Christine Brewer. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
  • Irving Berlin

    White Christmas

    Singer: Christine Brewer. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Hymn to St Peter Op.56a for treble solo

    Singer: Elizabeth Poole. Performer: Iain Farrington. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Men of Goodwill: Variations on a Christmas Carol (God rest ye merry, gentlemen)

    Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Timothy Henty.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Hymn to St Cecilia Op.27 for chorus

    Singer: Margaret Feaviour, Olivia Robinson (sopranos); Margaret Cameron (alto); Christopher Bowen (tenor); Charles Gibbs (bass). Performer: Iain Farrington. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill.

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