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Radio 3 Carol Competition, Two London symphonies

The live final of the 2018 Radio 3 Carol Competition: whose setting of Carol Anne Duffy's poem The Bee Carol will win? Plus the London symphonies by Haydn and Vaughan Williams.

The live final of the 2018 Radio 3 Carol Competition: whose setting of Carol Anne Duffy's poem 'The Bee Carol' will win? Plus a 20th century American masterpiece from Roy Harris and another chance to hear the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's BBC Prom from July of so-called 'London' Symphonies by Haydn and Vaughan Williams

2.00pm
Live from the BBC's Maida Vale studios, the BBC Singers and principal guest conductor Bob Chilcott perform the six shortlisted entries in this year’s BBC Radio 3 Carol Competition. Pianist Richard Pearce joins the group in a programme interspersed with festive solo repertoire

3.00pm
Roy Harris: Symphony no.3
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
John Wilson, conductor
City Halls, 15/3

3.20pm
Haydn: Symphony no.104 'London'
Vaughan Williams: Symphony no.2 'London'
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Manze, conductor

3 hours

Music Played

  • Roy Harris

    Symphony no. 3

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony no. 104 in D major H.1.104 (London)

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    A London symphony (Symphony no.2)

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
  • Claude Debussy

    Jeux

    Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier. Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra.
    • Debussy: Orchestral Works, Volume 2: Ulster Orchestra/Tortelier.
    • Chandos.

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