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Russell Watson, Open Arts, Greg Caffrey, Belfast Music Society's Chamber Babies

Tenor Russell Watson on his new album, True Stories. Open Arts on how Children in Need funding helps their work. Music from violinist Alan McClure and pianist Jonathan Rea.

Tenor Russell Watson on how he has turned his hand to songwriting for the first time on his new album True Stories.

Open Arts chief executive Eileen Branagh and musical director Bev McGeown tell John how Children in Need funding helps the arts and disability organisation expand their work with young people.

There is music recorded live in the studio from violinist Alan McClure and pianist Jonathan Rea ahead of their Belfast Music Society Chamber Babies recital.

Composer Greg Caffrey is the subject of Music Makers and, ahead of Children in Need, John's Classical Connection features three pieces for children.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Music Played

  • Ottorino Respighi

    Prelude to The Birds

    Performer: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Omri Hadari.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    William Tell Overture

    Performer: The Philadelphia Orchestra.
  • Patrick Thomas Hawes

    Quanta Qualia

    Performer: Voces 8. Performer: Christian Horshaw.
  • Robert Schumann

    Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood) op.15 - Rêverie (Traumerie)

    Performer: Philippe Cassard (piano).
  • Richard Rogers

    With a Song in My Heart

    Performer: Russell Watson. Performer: Orchestra Italiana Del Cinema. Music Arranger: Paul Campbell.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No.82 "The Bear"- IV Finale-Vivace

    Performer: English Chamber Orchestra. Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
  • John Rutter

    Pie Jesu from Requiem

    Performer: Alice Halstead. Performer: The Cambridge Singers. Performer: Aurora Orchestra. Performer: John Rutter.
  • Robert Wright

    Stranger in Paradise

    Performer: Alexander Armstrong. Performer: Slovak National Symphony Orchestra. Composer: George Forrest.
  • Howells

    A Hymn for St. Cecilia

    Performer: Choir of Royal Holloway. Performer: Rupert Gough.
  • Ludovico Einaudi

    Divenire

    Performer: Ludovico Einaudi.
  • Peter Hope

    Mexican Hat Dance

    Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Barry Wordsworth.
  • John Rutter

    Finale - The Holy City from Visions

    Performer: Kerson Leong. Performer: Temple Church Boys' Choir. Performer: Aurora Orchestra. Performer: John Rutter.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Introduction from Peter and the Wolf

    Performer: David Bowie. Performer: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Performer: Eugene Ormandy.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    The Story Begins from Peter and the Wolf

    Performer: David Bowie. Performer: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Performer: Eugene Ormandy.
  • Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra

    Kid Stuff (Medley)

    Music Arranger: Richard Hayman.
  • Franz Waxman

    Bedtime Story: The Fairy Princess from Four Scenes from Childhood

    Performer: Marianne Thorsen. Performer: Ian Brown.
  • Franz Schubert

    Serenade

    Performer: Alan McClure. Performer: Jonathan Rea.
  • Vittorio Monti

    Czardas

    Performer: Alan McClure. Performer: Jonathan Rea.
  • The Priests

    Céad Míle Fáilte Romhat

  • Mozart

    Rondo from Eine Kleine Nachtmusic

    Performer: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Colin Davis.
  • Leonard Cohen

    Hallelujah

    Performer: Noah Stewart.

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