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BBC Singers / Jeannin

A journey from the foothills of Peru to the open skies of Estonia with evocative songs of love and longing from the 18 voices of the BBC Singers.

The BBC Singers travel from the foothills of Peru to the open skies of Estonia and the unspecified blue hills of a significant world premiere in this concert under Chief Conductor Sofi Jeannin, which pivots on Messiaen’s songs of love Cinq Rechants. The French composer was inspired by the vocalizations of the Peruvian Harawi in writing his piece, which alternates urgent calls with sensuous contemplation realized in a harmonic wash of sound.

It is surrounded here by the natural world: Estonian Erkki-Sven Tüür’s humbling song in awe of nature and Judith Weir’s major new work for mixed choir and string quartet, blue hills beyond blue hills.

Tüür  The Wanderer's Evening Song
Messiaen  Cinq Rechants
Judith Weir  Blue hills beyond blue hills (BBC commission, world premiere)

BBC Singers
Sofi Jeannin  conductor
Ligeti String Quartet

Event starts
Friday 18 October, 2019
Event ends
Friday 18 October, 2019
Milton Court Concert Hall
Venue Address
Silk Street

London , London

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