BBC Symphony Orchestra - Bach and Bruckner
The BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Orchestra perform at the Barbican, London. Bach: Jesu, meine Freude. Bruckner: Locus iste; Os justi; Christus factus est; Ave Maria; Symphony No 8.
Live from the Barbican
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
Anton Bruckner's monumental 8th Symphony - Leif Segerstam conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
And motets by Bach & Bruckner - James O'Donnell conducts the BBC Singers.
J S Bach: Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227
Bruckner: Motets - Locus iste, Os justi, Christus factus est, Ave Maria
c. 8.15pm: Interval. Recorded earlier this evening at St. Giles, Cripplegate in the Barbican Centre, the BBC Singers, conducted by James O'Donnell, perform music written in Leipzig by J S Bach and his predecessors as cantor at St. Thomas Church.
Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor
James O'Donnell (conductor)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leif Segerstam (conductor)
James O'Donnell, Organist of Westminster Abbey will open this special concert with the BBC Singers performing motets by two master musical architects, Bach and Bruckner. Bach's five-part motet 'Jesu, meine Freude' is one of his most perfectly symmetrical structures, while in Bruckner's fine motets we hear echoes of Palestrina sung during his chorister days in St Florian. In the second half, Finnish maestro Leif Segerstam conducts Bruckner's cathedral-like masterpiece.