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Celebrating the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers

Sheku Kanneh-Mason dazzles in Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor, while the BBC Singers mix Portuguese polyphony with jazz trumpet improvisation.

Royal cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason dazzles in Elgar's autumnal concerto, while the BBC Singers mix Portuguese polyphony with jazz trumpet improvisation

Presented by Penny Gore

2.00pm
Bliss: Suite from Checkmate
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No.3 'Pastoral'
Sheku Kanneh-Mason (Cello)
Elizabeth Watts (Soprano)
Martyn Brabbins (Conductor)

3.40pm
Duarte Lobo: Missa pro defunctis for 8 voices (with jazz trumpet improvisation)
Steve Martland: Sea Songs
Thomas Tallis: Nine Psalm Tunes for Archbishop Parker's Psalter (with jazz trumpet improvisation)
Tom Gardner (Trumpet)
BBC Singers
James Morgan (Conductor)

4.30pm
As part of New Year, New Music, Radio 3 presenters introduce some of the latest pieces of music they love

4.40pm
Elizabeth Maconchy: Overture - Proud Thames
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Michael Seal (Conductor)

3 hours

Music Played

  • Arthur Bliss

    Suite from Checkmate

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
  • Edward Elgar

    Cello Concerto in E Minor Op.85

    Performer: Sheku Kanneh-Mason. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
  • George Benjamin

    Written on Skin

    Singer: Barbara Hannigan. Singer: Bejun Mehta. Singer: Christopher Purves. Orchestra: Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: George Benjamin.
    • Nimbus.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Symphony No.3 Pastoral

    Singer: Elizabeth Watts. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
  • Duarte Lôbo

    Missa pro defunctis

    Performer: BBC Singers. Performer: Tom Gardner. Conductor: James Morgan.
  • Steve Martland

    Sea Songs

    Performer: BBC Singers. Conductor: James Morgan.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Nine Psalm Tunes for Archbishop Parker's Psalter

    Performer: BBC Singers. Performer: Tom Gardner. Conductor: James Morgan.
  • Elizabeth Maconchy

    Proud Thames

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Seal.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto for cor anglais after BWV 54 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Albrecht Mayer. Music Arranger: Andreas N. Tarkmann. Conductor: Albrecht Mayer. Orchestra: Trinity Baroque. Orchestra: The English Concert.
    • Voices Of Bach Albrecht Mayer.
    • Decca.
    • 8.

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