BBC Singers

15 October 2013 / 19:30
Milton Court Concert Hall

£10 - 25

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Copland In the Beginning
Eric Whitacre Three songs of faith; Waternight; Sleep
Reich The Desert Music (Chamber version)

BBC Singers
David Hill conductor
Jennifer Johnston mezzo-soprano

A programme of American music takes us from the Bibilical beginnings of time to the end of the world in the Apocalypse of a post-Hiroshima nuclear age. Aaron Copland’s tender re-telling of the Creation story from the Book of Genesis is a choral showpiece and a much-loved landmark of 20th-century choral music, while The Desert Music contemplates the aftermath of nuclear war in music full of Steve Reich’s signature shimmering, mirage-like chords and driving pulses. In between come three characteristically beautiful and richly-scored works by charismatic American composer and conductor Eric Whitacre. With the dazzling virtuosity of instrumental ensemble Endymion and the BBC Singers, and rising young mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston, this concert brings the work of three of the most important figures in modern American music to the Milton Court platform.

Part of BBC Symphony Orchestra 2013–2014
Part of All classical music events - 2013–2014 season

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