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BBC Singers: Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas

Friday 18 March 2022

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Programme

Purcell I was glad
Purcell Rejoice in the Lord always
Purcell My heart is inditing
Purcell Dido and Aeneas

Performers

BBC Singers
Sofi Jeannin Conductor

The BBC Singers have held a unique place at the heart of the UK’s choral scene for almost 100 years and have collaborated and performed with many of the world’s leading composers, conductors and soloists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Each season, the BBC Singers are proud to promote a 50:50 gender policy for composers whose music they perform, and continue to champion inclusivity for composers from all backgrounds. Recent concerts and recordings include music by Joanna Marsh, Cecilia McDowall, Roxanna Panufnik, Sun Keting, Errollyn Wallen and Roderick Williams. In addition, recent seasons have comprised of diverse and creative collaborations with singers Laura Mvula, Clare Teal and Katie Melua, South Asian dance company Akademi, world music fusion band Kabantu and with choreographer Duwane Taylor and artists from East London Dance.

The group makes annual appearances at the BBC Proms. Alongside their celebrated annual performances at the First and Last Nights of the Proms, the 2021 season saw them perform a conceptual Prom featuring experimental composer and turntablist Shiva Feshareki.

The BBC Singers are based at the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios where they rehearse and record regularly for Radio 3. The choir also performs an annual series of concerts at Milton Court Concert Hall in London. The 2021-22 season includes a Christmas extravaganza featuring festive music from the roaring 1920s, Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Mass in G minor and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at St Martin in the Fields. The group also gives free concerts at a number of venues across London and makes regular appearances at major festivals across the UK and abroad.

The BBC Singers also offer a wide programme of innovative learning and community activities, working with schools, colleges/universities and community groups, and takes a leading role in the BBC Ten Pieces and BBC Young Composer initiatives.

Dates, Times & Book

Fri 18 Mar 7:30 PM £30/£25/£20/£15/£10 Book

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