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Friday - The BBC Singers live from Temple Church, City of London & the BBC Symphony Orchestra live from Maida Vale

Live from Temple Church, City of London, the BBC Singers with contemporary choral Christmas pieces. Then the BBC Symphony Orchestra live with music by Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky.

Afternoon Concert's week of live performances from the BBC performing groups concludes with two concerts from London. First to Temple Church, in the City of London for the BBC Singers conducted by Owain Park, with a selection of contemporary choral Christmas pieces. Roger Sayer accompanies them on the organ. Then to the BBC Symphony Orchestra's home at Maida Vale studios in London, for a concert under the baton of Tung-Chien Chuang including Liadov's tone poem Baba Yaga, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, with Alexander Soumm as soloist, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 in E minor.

2pm - LIVE from Temple Church, City of London, presented by Ian Skelly
Richard Madden: Balulalow
Owain Park: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
Bernard Hughes: Jesus, Springing
Joanna Marsh: Evergreen (world premiere)
Richard Knight: Come rock his cradle
Carl Rutti: O little town
Richard Causton: Cradle Song
Judith Bingham: Corpus Christi Carol
Peter Copley: Two Carols
Howard Skempton: To Bethlehem did they go
Bror Samuelson: Ave maris stella
Adrian Peacock: Venite Gaudete

BBC Singers
Roger Sayer (organ)
Owain Park (conductor)

3.15pm LIVE from Maida Vale, London, presented by Petroc Trelawny
Liadov: Baba Yaga - tone poem
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Alexander Soumm (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Tung-Chien Chuang (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Bernard Hughes

    Jesus Springing

  • Adrian Peacock

    Venite, Gaudete

  • Judith Bingham

    Corpus Christi Carol

  • Howard Skempton

    To Bethlehem did they go

  • Peter Copley

    Balulalow

  • Richard Knight

    Come rock his cradle

  • Joanna Marsh

    Evergreen

  • Carl Rütti

    O little town of Bethlehem

  • Richard Madden

    Balulalow

  • Bror Samuelsson

    Ave maris stella

  • Peter Copley

    Sir Christemas

  • Richard Causton

    Cradle Song

  • Owain Park

    Tomorrow shall be my dancing day

  • Edward Elgar

    Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op 20 (2nd mvt)

    Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
    • Teldec.
  • Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov

    Baba Yaga

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Violin Concerto in E minor

  • Hugh Martin

    Have yourself a merry little Christmas

    Singer: Christine Brewer. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous arrangement: Joy to the World

    Singer: Christine Brewer. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony no.5 in E minor

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Overture in the French style, BWV 831 (Gigue)

    Performer: Sir András Schiff. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Director: Sir András Schiff.
    • Piano Masterworks The World's Favourite Piano Classics.
    • Decca.
    • 15.

Credits

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra
Performer BBC Singers

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