BBC Singers - American Choral Music
From St Paul's, Knightsbridge, the BBC Singers under David Hill perform American choral music including works by Copland, Ives, Fine, Barber and Bernstein's Chichester Psalms.
On the eve of American Independence Day, the BBC Singers, conducted by David Hill, perform American choral music, ranging from arrangements of spirituals by Moses Hogan, to works by key 20th-century American classical composers such as Copland, Ives and Bernstein.
Live from St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge
Introduced by Verity Sharp
Trad arr Bob Chilcott: The Gift to be Simple
Charles Ives: Crossing the Bar
Aaron Copland: The Lark
Irving Fine: The Hour Glass
Trad spirituals Arr Moses Hogan: Wade in the Water; Elijah Rock
Leonard Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from 'West Side story', orch. Ramin & Kostal
Samuel Barber: A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map; Agnus Dei
Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
David Alsopp (countertenor)
Lucy Wakeford (harp)
Karen Hutt (percussion)
Richard Pearce (organ)
David Hill (conductor)
Followed by highlights from the Park Lane Group's memorial concert for John McCabe, given earlier this month.