The BBC Symphony Chorus plays music by Harvey, Bingham, Wesley, Dove and Bennett. Plus the BBC Symphony Orchestra in works by Stravinsky, Gregson and Bantock.
Katie Derham continues her week of performances by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Symphony Chorus. Today's programme begins with a concert given by the BBC Symphony Chorus as part of the Spitalfields Music Summer Festival, comprising works by British composers including Harvey, Bingham and Richard Rodney Bennett. Edward Gregson's 70th birthday is celebrated with Stravinsky and Gregson from the BBC Symphony Orchestra's wind, brass and percussion sections. Plus Afternoon on 3's British music season continues with a specially recorded Pagan Symphony by Bantock.
Jonathan Harvey: Come, Holy Ghost
Judith Bingham: The Darkness is no Darkness
SS Wesley: Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace
Jonathan Dove: Seek him that maketh the seven stars
Richard Rodney Bennett: Never weather-beaten sail
Judith Bingham: The Secret Garden
BBC Symphony Chorus
Stephen Farr (organ)
Andrew Griffiths (conductor)
Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Edward Gregson: Concerto for Piano & Wind (Homages)
Ronan O'Hora (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra Wind, Brass & Percussion
Michael Collins (conductor)
(more from this concert on Friday)
Bantock: Pagan Symphony
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Michael Seal (conductor).