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BBC Performing Groups Round Up of the Year

The BBC Singers with contemporary Christmas Carols, live from Temple Church.

Elizabeth Alker presents a round-up of the best of the BBC Performing Groups this year. The afternoon begins with the BBC Singers live from London's historic Temple Church with a festive programme of contemporary Christmas carols, conducted by Chief Conductor Sofi Jeannin and introduced by Ian Skelly. The concert includes the world premiere of the Lebanese-French composer Naji Hakim’s spectacular setting of Veni, veni, Emmanuel. Then we head north with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra for Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu's Requiem, the work that launched his international career in 1957, and Rachmaninov's Third Symphony which was written in exile in Lucerne in the mid-thirties.

2pm

Carl Rutti: My Dancing Day
Michael Higgins: The Angel Gabriel
Christopher Robinson: Rejoice and be merry
Naji Hakim: Veni, veni Emmanuel
Roderick Williams: Queen Elizabeth's Winchester Carol
Malcolm Archer: A little child there is yborn
Fredrik Sixten: Mary's Lullaby
James MacMillan: Nova! Nova! Ave fit ex Eva
Francis Pott: Improvisation on Adeste, Fideles
Richard Lloyd: Love came down at Christmas
Roxanna Panufnik: Jesus Christ is Born (Angels Sing)
James Burton: Balulalow
Matthew Martin: Novo profusi gaudio
Trad arr Cleobury: Quittez, pasteurs
Betty Roe: The Holly and the Ivy
Judith Weir: Illuminare, Jerusalem
Trad arr. Nicholson: The Lord of the Dance

BBC Singers
Ashley Grote, organ
Sofi Jeannin, conductor

c.3.10pm

Takemitsu : Requiem for Strings
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Donald Runnicles, conductor

Rachmaninov: Symphony No 3 in A minor Opus 44
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
John Wilson, conductor

2 hours, 31 minutes

Music Played

  • Carl Rütti

    My Dancing Day

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • Michael Higgins

    The Angel Gabriel

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • Christopher Robinson

    Rejoice and be merry

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • Naji Hakim

    Veni, veni Emmanuel

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • Roderick Williams

    Queen Elizabeth's Winchester Carol

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • Malcolm Archer

    A little child there is yborn

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • Fredrik Sixten

    Mary's Lullaby

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    Nova! Nova! Ave fit ex Eva

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • Francis Pott

    Improvisation on Adeste, Fideles

    Performer: Ashley Grote.
  • Richard Lloyd

    Love came down at Christmas

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • Roxanna Panufnik

    Jesus Christ is Born (Angels Sing)

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • James Burton

    Balulalow

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • Matthew Martin

    Novo profusi gaudio

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • Trad.

    Quittez, pasteurs

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin. Music Arranger: Stephen Cleobury.
  • Betty Roe

    The Holly and the Ivy

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • Judith Weir

    Illuminare, Jerusalem

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • Sydney Carter

    The Lord of the Dance

    Music Arranger: Stuart Nicholson. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Sofi Jeannin.
  • Toru Takemitsu

    Requiem for strings

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Donald Runnicles.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Symphony No 3 in A minor

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.

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