Live at the BBC Proms: Eight massed choirs of more than 600 singers placed around the Royal Albert Hall perform John Luther Adams's In the Name of the Earth.
Live at BBC Proms: eight choirs totalling over 600 singers join forces for John Luther Adams's In the Name of the Earth.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.
John Luther Adams: In the Name of the Earth
BBC Symphony Chorus
Crouch End Festival Chorus
Hackney Empire Community Choir
London International Gospel Choir
London Philharmonic Choir
London Symphony Chorus
LSO Community Choir
Victoria Park Singers
Neville Creed, Neil Ferris, Simon Halsey and David Temple (conductors)
Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer John Luther Adams is a master of large-scale musical spectacles – sonic installations that take the natural world not just as their inspiration but also as a stage. In the Name of the Earth celebrates the elements in a musical meditation on rivers, lakes, mountains and deserts.
The Proms audience immersed in the sound of eight choirs – totalling more than 600 singers – placed around the auditorium.
Marshalling these huge vocal forces are conductors Neville Creed, Neil Ferris, Simon Halsey and David Temple.