Ex Cathedra’s ideal and thoughtful celebration of Christmas 2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Christmas Music by Candlelight: Rupert Jeffcoat (organ), Ex Cathedra / Jeffrey Skidmore (conductor). Recorded in Symphony Hall, Birmingham, 21 & 22.12.2020. Streamed via the IDAGIO Global Concert Hall from 23.12.2020. (JQ)

Ex Cathedra’s Christmas Music by Candlelight

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Roderick Williams shines new, different light on George Butterworth’s songs with the Hallé

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Britten, Pärt, Butterworth, Strauss. Episode 2 – Roderick Williams sings Butterworth: Roderick Williams (baritone), Hallé / Sir Mark Elder (conductor). Performance recorded in Hallé St. Peter’s, Manchester and streamed on 10.12.2020. (JQ)

Roderick Williams and members of the Hallé

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Another opportunity to experience expert performances online from Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the CBSO

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Ireland, Bartók, Vaughan Williams: Eugene Tzikindelean (violin/director), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (conductor). Symphony Hall, Birmingham, 18.11.2020 (streamed on the CBSO website on 3.12.2020). (JQ)

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducts the CBSO in Birmingham’s Symphony Hall

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The CBSO overcome Covid restrictions again to celebrate their centenary in fine style

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Sibelius, Elgar, Beethoven: Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (conductor). Symphony Hall, Birmingham, performance (10.11.2020), livestreamed from the CBSO website on 19.11.2020. (JQ)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in Symphony Hall

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A most thoughtfully constructed sequence of Visions of Childhood from Monmouth

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Visions of Childhood Wagner, Humperdinck, Schubert, Mahler: April Fredrik (soprano), English Symphony Orchestra / Kenneth Woods (conductor). Filmed in Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, relayed via the ESO’s YouTube channel, 16.10.2020. (JQ)

April Fredrik (soprano), ESO and Kenneth Woods (conductor)

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The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra celebrates its centenary – and looks to the future

United KingdomUnited Kingdom CBSO Centenary Concert – Schumann, Elgar, Saint-Saёns, Hannah Kendall, A.R. Rahman, Stravinsky: Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello), Roopa Panesar (sitar), Adrian Lester (presenter), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Streamed live on the CBSO YouTube and Facebook channels from PRG’s Live Stage Studio, Longbridge, Birmingham. 5.9.2020. (JQ)

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