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BBC Singers


  • The BBC Singers hold a unique position in British musical life. Performing everything from Byrd to Birtwistle, Tallis to Takemitsu, their versatility is second to none. The choir’s unrivalled expertise in performing the best of contemporary music has brought about creative relationships with some of the most important composers and conductors of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Poulenc, Britten, Judith Bingham and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.

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  • Intermusica first worked with the BBC Singers in 2001 on a performance at St. Anne's Cathedral, Belfast. This was followed by an appearance at the Lucerne Festival in 2002 alongside the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a special Boulez focused programme including his Le Soleil des Eaux. 

    Based at the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios, the BBC Singers perform a regular series at London’s newest concert venue, Milton Court Concert Hall and give free concerts at St Paul’s Knightsbridge, as well as appearing at major festivals across the UK and beyond.

    This world-class ensemble is committed to sharing its enthusiasm and creative expertise through its nationwide outreach programme. This includes frequent collaborations with schoolchildren, youth choirs and the amateur choral community, as well as with the professional composers, singers and conductors of tomorrow.

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British Choral Classics on tour
South America, October 2017
BBC Singers embark on a tour to Latin and South America, featuring a fantastic range of British choral works, from Byrd to Elgar to Tippett and Britten.

Also included in one programme is the more recent Santiago from Path of Miracles by Joby Talbot, written about the journey along the most taxing pilgrimage routes in Roman Catholic tradition.


20-31 October 2017

Sample programmes:

ELGAR Two Choral Songs
BRITTEN Choral dances from Gloriana 
STANFORD Double Magnificat 
G JACKSON Let Us All Rejoice In The Lord 
MACMILLAN The Gallant Weaver 
LEIGHTON What Love is this of thine? 
TIPPETT Five Spirituals from A Child Of Our Time 

HOWELLS Regina Caeli 
VILLETTE Hymne à La Vierge 
MARTIN Mass for Double Choir 
MCDOWALL Regina Caeli 
PAULUS Splendid Jewel 
HOWELLS A Spotless Rose 
BRITTEN Hymn to the virgin 
TALBOT Santiago 

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