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BBC Performing Groups Round-Up of the Year

Elizabeth Alker with a round-up of the best of the BBC Performing Groups this year, and the BBC Singers live from Maida Vale with the Radio 3 Carol Competition.

This week Elizabeth Alker presents a round-up of the best of the BBC Performing Groups this year, and we go live to Maida Vale, Media City, and Temple Church for some special festive performances.

2pm
Live from Maida Vale studios The BBC Singers and Principal Guest Conductor Bob Chilcott perform the six shortlisted carols in this year’s BBC Radio 3 Breakfast Carol Competition. Hundreds of amateur composers enter the annual competition, and this year entrants have set Go to the Child by the Pakistani-British poet Imtiaz Dharker. Alongside the six settings are solo works for the festive period.

Ghislaine Reece-Trapp: Alleluia! A new work is come on hand
Michael Head: Star Candles
Vladimir Rebikov: Yolka (The Christmas Tree) Op. 21: Waltz
Robert Quinney: Sing Lullaby
Poulenc: Nous voulons une petite soeur
David Willcocks: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day

3pm
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No 2 in F major Opus 102
Mahler: Symphony No 1 in D major

Martin James Bartlett, piano
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Mark Wigglesworth, conductor

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Ghislaine Reece-Trapp

    Alleluia! A new work is come on hand

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • Christopher Black

    Go to the child

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • Michael Head

    Star Candles

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • Tom Dobney

    Go to the child

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • Paul Lewis Edwards

    Go to the child

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • Vladimir Ivanovich Rebikov

    Yolka (The Christmas Tree) Op. 21: Waltz

    Performer: Richard Pearce.
  • Anthony Gray

    Go to the Child

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • Robert Quinney

    Sing Lullaby

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • Simon Hancock

    Go to the Child

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Nous voulons une petite soeur

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • Dominic Veall

    Go to the Child

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • Sir David Willcocks

    Tomorrow shall be my dancing day

    Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Piano concerto No 2 in F major, Op 102

    Performer: Martin James Bartlett. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No 1 in D major

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth.
  • Jean Sibelius

    The Swan of Tuonela (Lemminkäinen Suite, Op 22)

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Thomas Søndergård.
    • Sibelius.
    • Linn Records.
    • 3.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Lemminkainen suite Op.22: no.3; The Swan of Tuonela

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Thomas Søndergård.

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