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BBC SO Total Immersion: Anders Hillborg

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In the surroundings of St Giles’s Cripplegate, the voices of the BBC Singers offer immersive and embracing choral works including spine-tingling music by 2020 Total Immersion composer Anders Hillborg.

Some of Anders Hillborg’s earliest lessons in music were learnt while singing in choirs. At St Giles’ Cripplegate, the BBC Singers presents the first performance of a new choral work by the Swedish composer alongside some of his established favourites, including the simple song lined with mourning O Dessa Ögon and the Heart-stirring surround-sound of the 16-part Mouyayoum, an immersive experience in itself.

Complementing Hillborg’s works, Ragnar Rasmussen and the Singers bring us the radiant and heartbreaking love songs by Hillborg’s compatriot Sven-David Sandström, a sample of Steven Stucky’s touching Cradle Songs and Olivier Messiaen’s cut-glass miniature O Sacrum Convivium.

The performance is expected to finish around 5.30pm.

Post-concert activity

Post-concert talk: Fountain Room, 6pm 

Meet the composer.

Post-concert performance: FreeStage, 6.45pm

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