Live at the BBC Proms: the BBC NOW with Principal Conductor Thomas Søndergård and a star-studded cast, plus no fewer than five choirs, perform Mahler's mighty Eighth Symphony.
Live at BBC Proms: BBC NOW with Principal Conductor Thomas Søndergård and a star-studded cast, plus no fewer than five choirs, perform Mahler's mighty Eighth Symphony.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Ian Skelly
Mahler: Symphony No 8 in E flat major, 'Symphony of a Thousand'
Tamara Wilson (soprano)
Camilla Nylund (soprano)
Joélle Harvey (soprano)
Marianne Beate Kielland (mezzo-soprano)
Claudia Huckle (contralto)
Simon O'Neill (tenor)
Quinn Kelsey (baritone)
Morris Robinson (bass)
Southend Boys' Choir
Southend Girls' Choir
BBC National Chorus of Wales
BBC Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Chorus
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thomas Søndergård (conductor)
'It is the best thing I have ever done,' said Mahler of his Eighth Symphony - for which tonight the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Thomas Søndergård, in his final season as Principal Conductor, join forces with no fewer than five choirs. One of the grandest symphonic statements of the repertoire, concluding with a dramatic setting of the mystical closing scene from Goethe's Faust, it's mammoth scale matches the impressive space of the Royal Albert Hall.