James MacMillan’s A European Requiem at the Proms: Nothing to do with Brexit!

31/07/2017

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2017 BBC PROMS 21 – MacMillan and Beethoven: Erin Wall (soprano), Sonia Prina (alto), Iestyn Davies (counter-tenor), Simon O’Neill (tenor), Jacques Imbrailo (baritone), Alexander Vinogradov (bass), CBSO Chorus, BBC National Chorus of Wales, BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Xian Zhang (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 30.7.2017. (AS)

Prom 21 (c) BBC Chris Christodoulou

Beethoven Symphony No.9 (L-R: Erin Wall, Sonia Prina, Xian Zhang, Simon O’Neill,
Alexander Vinogradov) (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Hough and Wigglesworth Create Harmony and Happiness at the Proms

31/07/2017

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2017 BBC PROMS 22 – Brahms, Sawer, Haydn: Stephen Hough (piano), BBC Philharmonic / Mark Wigglesworth (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 29.7.2017. (CS)

Stephen Hough performs Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor with the BBC Philharmonic; photo credit - Mark Allan.

Stephen Hough performs Brahms’ Piano Concerto with the BBC Philharmonic
(c) Mark Allan

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An Impressive Conclusion to the 2017 Three Choirs Festival

30/07/2017

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Three Choirs Festival [5] – Vaughan Williams, Finzi, Howells: Ruth Holton (soprano); Ed Lyon (tenor); Robert Evans (bass); Three Choirs Festival Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra / Peter Nardone (conductor). Worcester Cathedral 29.7.2017. (JQ) Read more

Memorable Commemoration of the Russian Revolution at the Three Choirs Festival

29/07/2017

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Three Choirs Festival [4] – Shostakovich, Mozart: Katharine Fuge (soprano); Gillian Keith (soprano); Joshua Ellicott (tenor); Robert Rice (bass); Three Choirs Festival Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra / Adrian Partington (conductor). Worcester Cathedral, 28.7.2017. (JQ) Read more

Young Singers Excel at the Three Choirs Festival

28/07/2017

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Three Choirs Festival [3] – Dove, Fauré: Lorna Anderson (soprano); Nicholas Mulroy (tenor); Andrew Davies (baritone); Three Choirs Festival Youth Choir; Three Cathedral Choir Choristers; Philharmonia Orchestra / Adrian Partington (conductor). Worcester Cathedral 27.7.2017. (JQ) Read more

Frank Beermann Makes an Impressive Three Choirs Debut

27/07/2017

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Three Choirs Festival [2] – Strauss, Rasch, Janáček: Susan Bickley (mezzo-soprano); Natalya Romaniw (soprano); Claudia Huckle (contralto); Daniel Norman (tenor); Ashley Riches (bass); Christopher Alsop (organ); Three Choirs Festival Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra / Frank Beermann (conductor). Worcester Cathedral 26.7.2017. (JQ) Read more

The Dream of Gerontius at the Three Choirs: A Performance That Could Have delivered More

26/07/2017

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Three Choirs Festival [1] – Elgar: Susan Bickley (mezzo-soprano); David Butt Philip (tenor); Roderick Williams (baritone); Worcester Cathedral Girl Choristers; Three Choirs Festival Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra / Martyn Brabbins (conductor). Worcester Cathedral 25.7.2017. (JQ) Read more

A Wonderful Wigmore Hall Learning Gala

26/07/2017

Mendelssohn: Joshua Bell (violin), Arisa Fujita (violin), Amihai Grosz (viola), Rachel Roberts (viola), Steven Isserlis (cello), Dénes Várjon (piano), Wigmore Hall, London, 24.7.2017. (CS) Read more

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