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Wednesday - BBC Singers perform Leonard Bernstein

Tom McKinney introduces the BBC Singers in music by Bernstein. Followed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra in two tone poems: Judith Weir's Heroic Strokes of the Bow and D'Indy's Istar.

Tom McKinney introduces a concert with the BBC Singers, conducted by Ragnar Bohin and recorded last weekend at St Giles, Cripplegate, as part of the BBC Symphony Orchestra Total Immersion series dedicated to Leonard Bernstein. The concert starts with Hashkiveinu for solo cantor, mixed chorus and organ; it's followed by his Missa Brevis for countertenor, chorus and percussion; then we hear Simchu Na for chorus and piano, Soldier's Song from The Lark for chorus and percussion, ending with his Chichester Psalms. This concert is followed by two tone poems performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra; first, Judith Weir Heroic Strokes of the Bow, with conductor Martyn Brabbins at the helm, and then Vincent D'Indy's Istar, this time with the orchestra under the baton of Pascal Rophé.

2.00pm
Bernstein
Hashkiveinu, for solo cantor (tenor), mixed chorus, and organ
Missa Brevis, for chorus, countertenor solo and incidental percussion
Simchu Na, for chorus and piano
Soldier's Song from The Lark, for chorus and percussion
Chichester Psalms (chamber version)
BBC Singers
Ragnar Bohlin (conductor)

2.55pm
Judith Weir: Heroic Strokes of the Bow
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

3.15pm
D'Indy: Istar, Op 42
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Pascal Rophé (conductor).

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Leonard Bernstein

    Hashkiveinu

    Performer: Stephen Farr. Performer: Tom Raskin. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Ragnar Bohlin.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Missa Brevis

    Performer: Stephen Farr. Performer: Eleanor Minney. Performer: Owen Gunnell. Performer: George Barton. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Ragnar Bohlin.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    The Lark: Soldier's Song

    Performer: Owen Gunnell. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Ragnar Bohlin.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Chichester Psalms

    Performer: Stephen Farr. Performer: Katherine Nicholson. Performer: Tanya Houghton. Performer: Owen Gunnell. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Ragnar Bohlin.
  • Judith Weir

    Heroic Strokes of the Bow

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
  • Vincent d’Indy

    Istar Op.42

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Pascal Rophé.
  • Howard Skempton

    Lento for orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth.
    • Skempton - Lento.
    • NMC.
    • 1.

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