BBC Singers: Seven Ages of Woman - International Women's Day

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To mark International Women’s Day 2020, BBC Radio 3 has commissioned seven very different composers to each write a movement of an a cappella choral work entitled Seven Ages of Woman. Each composer represents her own decade, from Helena Paish in her teens, to Rhian Samuel who gracefully brings the piece to its culmination.

Each woman gives their individual take on where they are in their lives - right now as a woman in 2020 - and the resulting piece of music as a whole will take listeners on a journey through time of mind, body and soul. During the concert the composers will discuss their inspiration and the creative process for this project with presenter Fiona Talkington. Grace Rossiter conducts the BBC Singers.

Composers* Seven Ages of Woman - BBC Radio 3 Commission - World Premiere
Judith Bingham Gleams of a remoter world 
Joanna Gill Unfailing love 
Abbie Betinis God of Owls

*Seven Ages of Woman composers:
Helena Paish, Electra Perivolaris, Samantha Fernando, Emily HallDeirdre GribbinCecilia McDowall, Rhian Samuel 

Grace Rossiter conductor
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