BBC Singers at Six

Shostakovich, Stalin and Soviet Russia

26 March 2014 / 18:00
St Giles, Cripplegate

£10 (£8 for ticket holders for the BBC SO evening concert) plus booking fee*. Unreserved seating.
Available from the Barbican Box Office or on the door of St Giles Cripplegate from one hour before the concert.

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Shostakovich Two Russian Folksong Arrangements
Sviridov 3 Choruses from Tolstoy's Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich
Rachmaninov Bogoroditse devo
Sidelnikov Song of the Brigands; The Last Cry of the Garmoshka from Sokrovennï razgovorï
Chesnokov Cherubic Hymn
Grechaninov Gladsome light
Mikhail Ruzanov Evening Bells
Kedroff Sr Little Lark; Our Father
Golovanov A Mercy of Peace
Kastalsky Gladsome Light

Stephen Cleobury conductor
BBC Singers

Taking as its starting-point Shostakovich’s much-quoted manifesto of his Fifth Symphony as “a Soviet artist’s creative response to justified criticism” this Singers at Six concert explores choral music from the period both by composers who stayed in Soviet Russia and learnt to survive under the system, as well as those who chose to leave and take their chance abroad. Music by Sviridov, Grechaninov, Chesnokov, Kastalsky and others – a chance to hear some gems from a little-known corner of the choral repertoire.

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

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