The BBC Singers hold a unique position in British musical life. Performing everything from Byrd to Birtwistle, Tallis to Takemitsu, their versatility is second to none. The choir’s unrivalled expertise in performing the best of contemporary music has brought about creative relationships with some of the most important composers and conductors of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Poulenc, Britten, Judith Bingham and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.
Intermusica first worked with the BBC Singers in 2001 on a performance at St. Anne's Cathedral, Belfast. This was followed by an appearance at the Lucerne Festival in 2002 alongside the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a special Boulez focused programme including his Le Soleil des Eaux.
Based at the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios, the BBC Singers perform a regular series at London’s newest concert venue, Milton Court Concert Hall and give free concerts at St Paul’s Knightsbridge, as well as appearing at major festivals across the UK and beyond.
This world-class ensemble is committed to sharing its enthusiasm and creative expertise through its nationwide outreach programme. This includes frequent collaborations with schoolchildren, youth choirs and the amateur choral community, as well as with the professional composers, singers and conductors of tomorrow.
Also included in one programme is the more recent Santiago from Path of Miracles by Joby Talbot, written about the journey along the most taxing pilgrimage routes in Roman Catholic tradition.
20-31 October 2017
STANFORD On Time
ELGAR Two Choral Songs
BRITTEN Choral dances from Gloriana
STANFORD Double Magnificat
G JACKSON Let Us All Rejoice In The Lord
MACMILLAN The Gallant Weaver
LEIGHTON What Love is this of thine?
TIPPETT Five Spirituals from A Child Of Our Time
HOWELLS Regina Caeli
VILLETTE Hymne à La Vierge
MARTIN Mass for Double Choir
MCDOWALL Regina Caeli
PAULUS Splendid Jewel
HOWELLS A Spotless Rose
BRITTEN Hymn to the virgin