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Prom 11 repeat: Mahler Symphony of a Thousand

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales with Principal Conductor Thomas Søndergård and a star-studded cast, plus no fewer than five choirs, perform Mahler's mighty Symphony No 8.

Afternoon Concert with Penny Gore.

Another chance to hear 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.

Presented by Ian Skelly at the Royal Albert Hall, London

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, its mammoth scale matches the impressive space of the Royal Albert Hall.

Followed by recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony no. 8 (Symphony of a thousand) for soloists, choruses and orchestra

    Singer: Tamara Wilson. Singer: Camilla Nylund. Singer: Joélle Harvey. Singer: Marianne Beate Kielland. Singer: Claudia Huckle. Singer: Simon O’Neill. Singer: Quinn Kelsey. Singer: Morris Robinson. Choir: Southend Boys’ Choir. Choir: Southend Girls' Choir. Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Thomas Søndergård.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Le Tombeau de Couperin

    Performer: Louis Lortie.
    • CHANDOS.
  • François Couperin

    Troisieme Lecon de Tenebres

    Singer: Lucy Crowe. Singer: Elizabeth Watts. Ensemble: La Nuova Musica. Conductor: David Bates.
    • Francois Couperin: Lecons de Tenebres.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 015.
  • Jean Sibelius

    The Tempest, Op.109: Suite No.2

    Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Joseph Swensen.
    • LINN.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Orchestral Suite No 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 (Badinérie)

    Performer: Wilbert Hazelzet. Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Köln.
    • ARCHIV.

Credits

Role Contributor
Performer BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Performer BBC National Chorus of Wales
Performer BBC Symphony Chorus

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