BBC Singers

Saturday 13 June 3pm (ends approx. 4.45pm)

From £6.00 to £30.00

Blythburgh Church

Part of Aldeburgh Festival

Saturday 13 June 2020 - 3.00pm

The BBC Singers and its chief conductor Sofi Jeannin perform choral music by composers with different links to the festival.

Britten welcomes us and sees us off at the end. In between, Turnage mourns the death of his friend Sue Knussen with strikingly still textures, tinkling bells and the words ‘Give us peace’.

The music of South African-born composer Priaulx Rainier is rarely heard today, but Imogen Holst, Britten and Peter Pears championed her idiosyncratic works, influenced by both modernist angularity and South African rhythms. Her Requiem was one of her first major commissions, written for Aldeburgh Festival 1956, with Pears the soloist.

We also hear the premiere of Julian Anderson’s new work, Sing.

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BBC Singers
Choristers of Norwich Cathedral
Samuel Boden tenor
Sofi Jeannin conductor

Britten A Hymn to the Virgin 4’
Mark-Anthony Turnage Calmo 5’
Rainier Requiem 23’
Julian Anderson Sing 8’ (world premiere)
Britten A Boy Was Born 30’