Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

The BBC Singers perform shortlisted carols in the Radio 3 Carol Competition. Plus music by Sibelius, Kalevi Aho, Ingvar Lidholm and Beethoven.

With Penny Gore. All this week's programmes feature recordings from Nordic festivals and ensembles, for the Northern Lights season. First today the BBC Singers in concert perform all the shortlisted carols in the Radio 3 Carol Competition, presented by Ian Skelly.

Then the spotlight is on the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under their prestigious Honorary Conductor, Herbert Blomstedt, plus the Lapland Chamber Orchestra performs music from Finland by Sibelius and Kalevi Aho.

14:00
Presented by Ian Skelly
BBC Radio 3 Carol Competition finalists
BBC Singers

Followed by music for the Northern Lights season, with Penny Gore
14:45
Sibelius: Rakastava
Lapland Chamber Orchestra
Carolina Eyck (conductor)

15:00
Kalevi Aho: Theremin Concerto
Lapland Chamber Orchestra
Carolina Eyck (theremin/conductor)

15:30
Ingvar Lidholm: Laudi
Swedish Radio Chorus

15:40
Beethoven: Symphony no.2
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Herbert Blomstedt (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 21 Dec 2015 14:00

More episodes

Previous

You are at the first episode

See all episodes from Afternoon Concert

Music Played

  • BBC Radio 3 Carol Competition

    • Alec McGregor

      Comes the Light

      Performer: Margaret Cameron. Choir: BBC Singers. Performer: Richard Pearce. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Martin Carling

      Comes the Light

      Choir: BBC Singers. Performer: Richard Pearce. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Diana Hamilton

      Comes the Light

      Choir: BBC Singers. Performer: Richard Pearce. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Michael Silk

      Comes the Light

      Choir: BBC Singers. Performer: Richard Pearce. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Ann Burgess

      Comes the Light

      Singer: Helen Neeves. Singer: Christopher Bowen. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Julie Cane

      Comes the Light

      Choir: BBC Singers. Performer: Richard Pearce. Conductor: David Hill.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Rakastava (The Lover), Op. 14 (version for string orchestra)

    Orchestra: Lapin kamariorkesteri. Conductor: Carolina Eyck.

    Recorded 07 August 2014 at the Carinthian Summer Music Festival, Ossiach, Austria

  • Kalevi Aho

    Eight Seasons - a concerto for Theremin & Orchestra

    Conductor: Carolina Eyck. Orchestra: Lapin kamariorkesteri.

    Recorded 07 August 2014 at the Carinthian Summer Music Festival, Ossiach, Austria

  • Ingvar Lidholm

    Laudi

    Choir: Radiok├Âren.

    Recorded 19 September 2015 at Berwaldhallen, Stockholm

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op. 36

    Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt.

    Recorded 13 November 2015 at Berwaldhallen, Stockholm

  • Einojuhani Rautavaara

    Fiddlers Op.1

    Orchestra: Turku Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Jorma Panula.
    • FINNISH ORCHESTRAL FAVOURITES.
    • NAXOS.
    • 8578143.
    • 8-12.

Broadcast