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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.

2.00pm
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

3.15pm
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

2 hours, 31 minutes

Music Played

  • Hans Gál

    Motet

    Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Warum ist das Licht gegeben

    Choir: BBC Singers.
  • William Byrd

    Vigilate

    Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Stephen Wilkinson

    Dover Beach

    Performer: Bart Van Reyn. Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Stephen Wilkinson

    The Lark In The Clear Air

    Performer: Bart Van Reyn. Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Stephen Wilkinson

    Y Deryn Pur

    Performer: Bart Van Reyn. Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Komm, Jesu, Komm!

    Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Gustav Holst

    Nunc Dimittis

    Performer: Bart Van Reyn. Choir: BBC Singers.
  • John McCabe

    Motet from Mangan Triptych

    Performer: Bart Van Reyn. Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Elizabeth Maconchy

    Overture Proud Thames

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Mon cœur s'ouvre a ta voix

    Singer: Catherine Wyn‐Rogers. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Gaetano Donizetti

    O Mio Fernando (La Favorita)

    Singer: Catherine Wyn‐Rogers. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    Ah quel diner (La Périchole)

    Singer: Catherine Wyn‐Rogers. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Raymond Yiu

    Xocolatl

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Firebird Suite (1919)

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Zheng Lu

    Good news from Beijing Reaches the front

    Music Arranger: Ma Hongye. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Dame Ethel Smyth

    Overture to 'The Wreckers'

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Jonathan Dove

    Our Revels Now are Ended

    Singer: Duncan Rock. Choir: BBC Singers. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Edward Elgar

    Serenade in E minor for strings, Op 20

    Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Edward Gardner.
    • Chandos.

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