BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Orchestra on tour
The BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Orchestra with two concerts featuring music by Britten, Saint-Saens, Stravinsky, Elizabeth Maconchy, Raymond Yiu, Stephen Wilkinson and Hans Gal.
The BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Orchestra with two concerts featuring music by Brahms, Britten, Saint-Saens, Stravinsky, Donizetti, Elizabeth Maconchy, Raymond Yiu, Stephen Wilkinson & Hans Gal.
Presented by Kate Molleson.
Closing our week of music from the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Singers, we hear two concerts given recently in Shanghai and in London. First we have a choral concert given at St Paul’s, Knightsbridge by the BBC Singers conducted by Bart van Reyn. The concert celebrates the 100th birthday of British conductor and composer Stephen Wilkinson, and features his works alongside those of composers with whom he enjoyed a close working relationship, such as John McCabe and Hans Gal.
We end the week as we began, at the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sir Andrew Davis on their recent tour to China. They perform music by Elizabeth Maconchy, Benjamin Britten, Stravinsky and Raymond Yiu as well as arias by Saint-Saens, Donizetti and Offenbach with mezzo-soprano Catherine Wynn-Rogers.
Hans Gal: Motet
Johannes Brahms: Warum ist das Licht gegeben?
William Byrd: Vigilate
Stephen Wilkinson: Dover Beach
Stephen Wilkinson: The Lark in the Clear Air
Stephen Wilkinson: Y deryn pûr
JS Bach: Komm, Jesu komm, BWV.229
Gustav Holst: Nunc Dimittis
John McCabe: Motet
Elizabeth Maconchy: Overture: Proud Thames
Camille Saint-Saens: Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix [Samson et Delilah]
Gaetano Donizetti: O mio Fernando [La Favorita]
Jacques Offenbach: Ah quel diner [La Perichole]
Benjamin Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Raymond Yiu: Xocolatl
Igor Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (1919)
Catherine Wynn-Rogers, mezzo-soprano
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor