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BBC Singers - Music for 40 Voices

From Milton Court in London, the BBC Singers under Stephen Cleobury perform music for 40 voices by Tallis and Striggio, plus new works for choir and cello. Presented by Ian Skelly.

Live from Milton Court, London

Presented by Ian Skelly
Live from Milton Court in London, the BBC Singers, conducted by Stephen Cleobury, perform music for forty voices, and works for choir and cello.

Alessandro Striggio: Ecce beatam lucem
Robin Walker: I have thee by the hand, O Man
Henri Dutilleux: Trois Strophes sur le nom de SACHER
Ivan Moody: The Land that is Not (world premiere)

8.15 Interval - Ian Skelly talks to Nicolas Altstaedt and Stephen Cleobury

Knut Nystedt: Stabat Mater
Carl Vine: Inner World
Gabriel Jackson: Sanctum est verum lumen
Thomas Tallis: Spem in alium

Nicolas Altstaedt (cello)
BBC Singers

Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

Old and new creatively collide in this chorally spectacular programme launching the BBC Singers' second series of concerts at Milton Court. Directed by BBC Singers Conductor Laureate Stephen Cleobury, the concert includes the two most famous pieces in the choral repertoire for large forces - the great 16th-century motets by Alessandro Striggio and Thomas Tallis - plus two contemporary works conceived on similar scale by Gabriel Jackson and Robin Walker. With other choral works for the unusual but seductive combination of choir and cello - including Norwegian Knut Nystedt's haunting Stabat Mater, and the world premiere of a new work by Ivan Moody - and cello solos including Carl Vine's sonically stunning work for cello and electronics, this concert offers a spectacular range of aural
experiences in the brilliant acoustics of this acclaimed new concert hall.

2 hours, 30 minutes

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Role Contributor
Presenter Sara MohrPietsch
Performer BBC Singers
Producer Michael Emery


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