4 Girls 4 Harps, Tallis Scholars
Sean Rafferty introduces live Christmas music from 4 Girls 4 Harps. Plus Will Gompertz's In Tune Christmas Card, exploring famous seasonal artworks: Matisse's Nuit de Noel.
Sean Rafferty's guests include 4 Girls 4 Harps, an all-female group of 4 harpists. They'll be helping you get in the festive spirit with Christmas music live in the studio. We'll also have a live perfomance from the Tallis Scholars with their director Peter Phillips ahead of a concert at Temple Church, London plus Sean talks to soprano Ermonela Jaho as she prepares to take on the title role in Massenet's Manon at the Royal Opera House.
Also in a seasonal mood is the BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz who's been writing his In Tune Christmas Cards which take a look at 5 iconic pieces of Christmas art. Today he celebrates Christmas Eve by Henri Matisse, and looks forward to 2014 when a major exhibition of the artist's work opens at Tate Modern in London.
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