BBC Philharmonic Live
John Wilson conducts The BBC Philharmonic, live from MediaCity, in Vaughan Williams. Plus, the BBC Singers in a concert on the Cutty Sark featuring pieces by Elgar and Byrd.
Tom McKinney presents a live concert from MediaCityUK, in which John Wilson conducts the BBC Philharmonic in two pieces by Vaughan Williams. They begin with his folksong-inspired tone poem In the Fen Country and move on to his often violent-sounding Sixth Symphony, written in the years immediately after the Second World War.
Following that, we join the BBC Singers and conductor Sofi Jeannin for a concert featuring choral arrangements of some orchestral favourites under the splendour of historic sailing ship Cutty Sark. There's music by Elgar, Grainger, Barber and Byrd, among others
There's also another visit to the 66th International Rostrum of Composers in Argentina, with an orchestral piece written by the young Slovenian composer Petra Strahovnik in 2018.
The programme ends with another violin concerto from the instrument of Jack Liebeck - this time, Brahms's - with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Gourlay.
Presented by Penny Gore.
Ralph Vaughan Williams: In the Fen Country
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 6 in E minor
John Wilson, conductor
Edward Elgar: Lux Aeterna
William Walton (arr. Bob Chilcott): Touch her soft lips, and part
Samuel Barber: Agnus Dei
Percy Grainger: Irish Tune from County Derry
Percy Grainger: The Sussex Mummers' Carol
Sven-David Sandström: Hear my prayer
Jan Sandström: Det är en ros utsprungen
William Byrd: Ave verum corpus
Roderick Williams: Ave Verum Corpus Re-Imagined
Douglas Guest: (They shall grow not old)
Ralph Vaughan Williams (arr. Paul Drayton): The Lark Ascending
Elodie Chousmer-Howells, violin
The BBC Singers
Sofi Jeannin, conductor
Petra Strahovnik: Prana
RTV Symphony Orchestra, Ljubljana
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major
Jack Liebeck, violin
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Gourlay, conductor