Howarth celebrates music of a pushy parent

Robert Howarth, conductorConductor Robert Howarth works with the BBC Singers and The English Cornett & Sackbutt Ensemble directing a programme to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Leopold Mozart.

Father of Wolfgang Amadeus and composer in his own right, the concert features works by Leopold as well as works by his contemporaries. October 4, 13:00 at St Paul’s Knightsbridge, London.

David Hill’s wise and remarkable direction

“This full length concert [at the Cheltenham Festival] was enough to challenge the most versatile of choirs but the brilliant BBC Singers under David Hill’s wise and remarkable direction cam through it all with flying colours. ” Seen & Heard International .

Helen-Jane Howells Radio 3 début

Soprano Helen-Jane Howells makes her first appearance on BBC Radio 3 on April 21 at 19.00. Stepping in at short notice, Helen-Jane joined The Bach Choir, Florilegium and conductor David Hill for Bach’s St Matthew Passion recorded on April 10 at the Royal Festival Hall, London.  Full details can be found  here and the performance will be available to listen again for 7 days via BBC Iplayer.

David Hill’s new version of the Fauré Requiem for choir and small instrumental ensemble is broadcast on April 20 and will also be available on Iplayer for a week.

A Very Big Concert

Two CPM conductors will be featuring in BBC Radio 3’s The Big Concert– a 10-hour live celebration showcasing all the BBC performing groups across six cities and 400 years of music.

Nicholas Kraemer starts proceedings conducting the BBC Philharmonic, the Manchester Chamber Choir and soloists, from St Philips Church, Salford at 11.30 with a programme comprising:
Bach Cantata No.159 Sehet, wir geh’n hinauf gen Jerusalem
Haydn Symphony No.26 in D minor, Lamentatione
Bach Cantata No.21 Ich hatte viel Bekummernis

Later in the day qt 8.00 pm David Hill, Chief Conductor of the BBC Singers, directs a broad-ranging selection of repertoire from St Paul’s Knightsbridge displaying the versatility of this exceptional group with
William Byrd: Mass for five voices
Benjamin Britten: A Shepherd’s Carol
Michael Tippett: The Weeping Babe
Francis Poulenc: Figure Humaine

For full details of the day’s events click here and you can access Radio 3 via Iplayer here