Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Breakfast Carol Competition shortlist

Live from BBC Maida Vale, Petroc Trelawny presents the BBC Singers performing the shortlisted entries in this year's Breakfast Carol Competition. Email 3Breakfast@bbc.co.uk

Live from the BBC Maida Vale Studios in London, Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, announcing the six shortlisted entries in the 2019 Radio 3 Breakfast Carol Competition. This year, we challenged amateur composers to create new music for "Go To The Child", a poem by Imtiaz Dharker. The BBC Singers directed by Bob Chilcott perform the shortlisted carols live in the studio, and listeners are invited to vote for the overall winner. To vote for your favourite carol go to bbc.co.uk/radio3. Voting opens from 9am today and closes at 6pm on December 19th, with the winner being announced in Breakfast on Friday December 20th. Also featuring our musical Advent Calendar, the next of our American Portraits, music complementing Radio 3's series, ‘The Way I See It’ and listener requests.

Email 3Breakfast@bbc.co.uk

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Maurice Ravel

    Noctuelles (Miroirs)

    Performer: Beatrice Rana.
    • WARNER.
  • Tomás Luis de Victoria

    Alma Redemptoris Mater

    Ensemble: Ensemble Plus Ultra. Conductor: Michael Noone.
    • Luis de Victoria: Sacred Works.
    • Archiv.
    • 02.
  • Christopher Simpson

    Winter: Fancy

    Ensemble: Sirius VIOLS. Performer: Lee Santana. Performer: Johannes Gontarski.
    • Simpson: The Four Seasons.
    • Deutsche Harmoni Mundi.
    • 01.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Winter 2 (The Four Seasons)

    Composer: Max Richter. Performer: Daniel Hope. Performer: Raphael Alpermann. Orchestra: Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin. Conductor: André de Ridder.
    • DG.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    French Suite no.5 in G BWV.816 (Allemande; Courante)

    Performer: Richard Egarr.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Albert Roussel

    Divertissement, Op.6

    Performer: Catherine Cantin. Performer: Maurice Bourgue. Performer: Michel Portal. Performer: Amaury Wallez. Performer: André Cazalet. Performer: Pascal Rogé.
    • DECCA.
  • George Gershwin

    Lullaby

    Ensemble: Brodsky Quartet.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Samuel Scheidt

    Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

    Singer: Dorothee Mields. Singer: Paul Agnew. Ensemble: Lautten Compagney. Director: Wolfgang Katschner.
    • Deutsche HM.
  • Toshiko Akiyoshi

    Toshiko's Blues

    Performer: Toshiko Akiyoshi. Performer: Herb Ellis. Performer: Ray Brown. Performer: J.C. Heard.
    • Toshiko's Piano.
    • VERVE.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Concerto-Suite in F major, TWV.54:F1 (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Tempesta di Mare. Director: Gwyn Roberts. Director: Richard Stone.
    • Telemann: The Concerti-En-Suite.
    • Chandos.
    • 01.
  • Manuel de Falla

    Ritual Fire Dance

    Performer: Julius Katchen.
    • ABKCO.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major, K.297b (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester. Ensemble: Les Vents Français. Conductor: Daniel Giglberger.
    • Concertante!.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 116.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Sonatina, Op.19 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Judith Pearce. Performer: Ian Brown.
    • The Chamber Music of Malcolm Arnold, The Nash Ensemble, Judith Pearce....
    • Hyperion.
    • 3.
  • Arthur Bliss

    Antiphonal Fanfare for Three Brass Choirs

    Ensemble: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble.
    • DECCA.
  • Breakfast Carol Competition 2019 commission

    • "Go to the Child", written and read by Imtiaz Dharker

  • Carol no.1

    • Chris Black

      Go to the Child

      Choir: BBC Singers. Performer: Richard Pearce. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
      • Live performance.
  • Carol no.2

    • Tom Dobney

      Go to the Child

      Choir: BBC Singers. Performer: Richard Pearce. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
      • Live performance.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto grosso in D major Op.3`6

    Orchestra: The English Concert. Performer: Robert Woolley. Director: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Handel: Concerti Grossi Op. 3 & Op.6.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 021.
  • Carol no.3

    • Paul Lewis Edwards

      Go to the Child

      Choir: BBC Singers. Performer: Richard Pearce. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
      • Live performance.
  • Carol no.4

    • Anthony Gray

      Go to the Child

      Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
      • Live performance.
  • Eric Coates

    The Merrymakers

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • Coates: Orchestral Works Vol. 1.
    • Chandos.
    • 1.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Childhood among the ferns (Before and After Summer, Op.16)

    Singer: Roderick Williams. Performer: Iain Burnside.
    • NAXOS.
  • Carol no.5

    • Simon Hancock

      Go to the Child

      Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
      • Live performance.
  • Carol no.6

    • Dominic Veall

      Go to the Child

      Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
      • Live performance.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    String quartet in E minor Op.44 no.2 (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Quatuor Arod.
    • Erato.

Broadcast

Carol Competition 2019

Carol Competition 2019

Here's everything you need to know about our competition for amateur composers.

Five simple steps for morning mindfulness

Five simple steps for morning mindfulness

How listening to R3 Breakfast can reduce stress, aid mindfulness and cure morning breath.

Wake up your brain cells with our morning music quiz

Wake up your brain cells with our morning music quiz

How many of these rousing music questions can you answer?

Sounds of the Earth

Sounds of the Earth

In this Weekend Breakfast feature, we hear the natural world in its many guises.

Chilled – five great Russian winter pieces you’ve mostly never heard of …

Chilled –  five great Russian winter pieces you’ve mostly never heard of …

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg (a handy pianist) chips the ice off favourite classical scores.

Get singing: The Pankhurst Anthem

Get singing: The Pankhurst Anthem

We're inviting singers to mark 100 years of UK women's suffrage with a new choral work.