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with BBC Singers and Abel Selaocoe

Abel Selaocoe holding his cello

Let the shadows of evening envelope you, as Rachmaninov's sacred All-Night Vigil meets African musical traditions in a captivating evening from cellist Abel Selaocoe and the BBC Singers.

Night is universal, and dusk has inspired some of the most beautiful music ever written, including Rachmaninov's Vespers, the quiet and deeply moving profession of the composer's dedicated faith. Tonight its movements are interwoven with serene snapshots of different African twilights by Abel Selaocoe, a 'remarkable' artist (Guardian) whose music aims to 'understand different ways we seek refuge, not always a place of comfort but one of empowerment that allows potential to live a fulfilled life'. Tonight might be more reflective than his usual high-octane performances, but you can be in no doubt the outcome will be just as beautiful.

The end time for this concert will be added here closer to the performance date

This livestream will be available to watch back until Sun 21 May 2023 at 7.30pm. You can buy a ticket up until this point. The live stream is available globally. 

Co-produced by the Barbican and BBC Singers

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Milton Court Concert Hall