VOCES8’s ‘A Christmas Cracker’ is full of festive musical treats

United KingdomUnited Kingdom LIVE FROM LONDON CHRISTMAS 2021 – ‘A Christmas Cracker’: VOCES8, VOCES8 Foundation Choir; VOCES8 Orchestra / Barnaby Smith (conductor) with Jack Liebeck (guest leader/soloist), Tamsin Greig, Richard Leaf (narrators), plus Young Performer Spotlight performance from Barnsley Youth Choir. Broadcast from St Jude’s Church, Hampstead and VOCES8 Centre, London, 4.12.2021. (CC)

VOCES8 and string quartet (c) Colin Sheen

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Xian Zhang’s listening and control is most impressive in Philharmonia’s magnificent Beethoven and Mahler

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Beethoven, Mahler: Alina Ibragimova (violin), Dame Sarah Connolly (mezzo), Andreas Schager (tenor), Philharmonia Orchestra / Xian Zhang (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 11.11.2021. (CC)

Xian Zhang conducts the LSO & Alina Ibragimova (violin) (c) Luca Migliori

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