Mezzo soprano Bethany Horak-Hallett recently made her BBC Proms debut with the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists as alto soloist in Handel Dixit Dominus. The complete concert is available to hear again on BBC Sounds and to view on BBC Iplayer. The occasion marked Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s 60th appearance at The Proms and the programme was repeated at the Berlin Festival.
David Hill will conduct the première of Bob Chilcott’s The Angry Planet at the BBC Proms on August 5. Commissioned by The Bach Choir, the performance will feature four choirs – The Bach Choir, The BBC Singers, the National Youth Choir of Great Britain and childrens’ choirs from several London boroughs. View a video about the piece at http://www.thebachchoir.org.uk/videos/angryplanet.php. David Hill will discuss the work on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune programme on August 3 –
You can hear David Hill interviewed by Kirsty Lang on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row’ arts programme on August 12 (from 7.15) as well as Petroc Trelawny on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ on August 13 (from 6.15). David will be talking about his forthcoming Late Night Prom on August 17 when he will conduct Arvo Pärt’s hypnotic St John Passion.