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
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.