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Prom 37 repeat: The Childhood of Christ

Maxime Pascal conducts the Hallé, Britten Sinfonia Voices and a starry solo quartet, Julie Boulianne, Allan Clayton, Roderick Williams and Neal Davies.

Afternoon Concert with Hannah French.

Another chance to hear Maxime Pascal conduct the Hallé, Britten Sinfonia Voices, Genesis Sixteen and a starry solo quartet, Julie Boulianne, Allan Clayton, Roderick Williams and Neal Davies.

Presented by Andrew McGregor at the Royal Albert Hall.

Hector Berlioz: The Childhood of Christ

Julie Boulianne (mezzo-soprano)
Allan Clayton (tenor)
Roderick Williams (baritone)
Neal Davies (bass)
Britten Sinfonia Voices
Genesis Sixteen
Hallé
Maxime Pascal (conductor)

Maxime Pascal and the Hallé continue our series marking 150 years since the death of Hector Berlioz with the composer’s vividly dramatic oratorio The Childhood of Christ.

Simple and often disarmingly direct, with emotions that unfold in some of the composer’s most beautiful melodies (including the much-loved ‘Shepherds’ Farewell’), the oratorio follows the Holy Family as they flee from Bethlehem into Egypt, where they find safety and welcome.

Proms Plus: Inspired by Berlioz’s trickery, Shahidha Bari and Nick Groom explore the long tradition of literary hoaxes, with readings from some of the most creative and audacious examples. Producer Ciaran Bermingham.

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

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2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Hector Berlioz

    The Childhood of Christ (Part 1)

    Singer: Julie Boulianne. Singer: Roderick Williams. Singer: Neal Davies. Singer: Allan Clayton. Orchestra: Hallé. Choir: Britten Sinfonia Voices. Choir: Genesis Sixteen. Conductor: Eamonn Dougan. Conductor: Maxime Pascal.
  • Hector Berlioz

    The Childhood of Christ (Part 2)

    Singer: Julie Boulianne. Singer: Roderick Williams. Singer: Neal Davies. Singer: Allan Clayton. Orchestra: Hallé. Choir: Britten Sinfonia Voices. Choir: Genesis Sixteen. Conductor: Eamonn Dougan. Conductor: Maxime Pascal.
  • Hector Berlioz

    The Childhood of Christ (Part 3)

    Singer: Julie Boulianne. Singer: Roderick Williams. Singer: Neal Davies. Singer: Allan Clayton. Orchestra: Hallé. Choir: Britten Sinfonia Voices. Choir: Genesis Sixteen. Conductor: Eamonn Dougan. Conductor: Maxime Pascal.
  • Sasha Scott

    Humans May Not Apply

    Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Conductor: Duncan Ward.
  • Isabel Wood

    Ambience

    Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Conductor: Duncan Ward.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Prélude In F sharp minor Op 28, No 8

    Performer: Seong-Jin Cho.

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