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Let All The World In Every Corner Sing

Programme

GARCIA
Zemira Overture

J.S. BACH
Ich habe genug

HAYDN
Symphony No. 26 ‘Lamentazione’

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Five Mystical Songs

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HARRY BICKET
conductor

JULIEN VAN MELLAERTS 
baritone

BBC NATIONAL CHORUS OF WALES

 

The spirit of Easter, although subtle, permeates this concert, with Harry Bicket returning to the helm of BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales. Brazilian composer José Maurício Nunes Garcia kicks off the evening with his Zemira Overture, and sublime baritone Julien Van Mellaerts performs Bach’s Ich habe genug. With text recounting the purification of Mary, and pronouncing the desires of escaping earthly misery to be reunited with Jesus this work is a perfect fit for any Easter concert.

It is perhaps little know that Haydn’s Symphony No. 26 was in fact written for Easter, although when we look deeper into the music there are plentiful less-than-subtle hints. Written in typical Sturm and drang – storm and stress – the minor key and thundery atmosphere underpin Passiontide plainsong quotations, more pertinent for a church than the concert hall. Also written for Easter is Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs, which sets four texts from ‘The Temple: Sacred Poems’ by Welsh poet and priest George Herbert. Intrinsically spiritual and direct in delivery, the five movements contrast from quiet and meditative to triumphant shouts of praise.


Photo: 
Harry Bicket - credit Dario Acosta

Black & white BBC NOW logo of a violin silhouette 

 
  • Standard Price: £12.00
  • Under 65s | Disabled person plus one companion: £10.00 each
  • Students | Under 26s: £5.00
  • Family Tickets:
    • 1 adult and 1-2 children aged 16 and under: £15.00 
    • 2 adults and 1-4 children aged 16 and under: £20.00

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