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Presented by Jonathan Swain. With James MacMillan conducting the BBC Singers in his own music. Plus the BBC Symphony Orchestra performing a work by Falla.

Jonathan Swain presents performances by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers. Today's programme includes the continuation of a James MacMillan concert the BBC Singers gave at Milton Court in February, conducted by the composer, and presented by Christopher Cook. The BBC Symphony Orchestra is joined by mezzo-soprano Daniela Lehner for Falla's El Amor brujo, and the BBC Singers perform music by Judith Bingham and Stanford.

2pm Presented by Christopher Cook
James MacMillan:
Cum Vidisset Jesus
They Saw the Stone Had Been Rolled Away
Catherine's Lullabies
BBC Singers
London Sinfonietta members
James MacMillan (conductor)

c.2.45pm Presented by Jonathan Swain
Falla: El Amor brujo - ballet for voice and orchestra
Daniela Lehner (mezzo-soprano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Josep Pons (conductor)

Judith Bingham: The Drowned Lovers
Stanford: The Blue Bird
BBC Singers
Paul Brough (conductor).

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • James MacMillan

    Cum vidisset Jesus (When Jesus had seen his mother)

    Conductor: James MacMillan. Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    They saw that the stone had been rolled away - fanfare for brass ensemble

    Conductor: Sir James MacMillan. Orchestra: London Sinfonietta.
  • James MacMillan


    Conductor: James MacMillan. Choir: BBC Singers.
  • James MacMillan

    Catherine's lullabies for chorus, brass and percussion

    Conductor: James MacMillan. Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Manuel de Falla

    El Amor brujo - gitaneria in 2 scenes

    Conductor: Josep Pons. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Singer: Daniela Lehner.
  • Judith Bingham

    The Drowned lovers

    Conductor: Paul Brough. Choir: BBC Singers. Singer: Cherith Milburn-Fryer.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    The Blue bird from 8 Partsongs Op.119

    Singer: Emma Tring. Conductor: Paul Brough. Choir: BBC Singers.


Role Contributor
Performer BBC Singers
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra