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.
Two opportunities to hear choral maestro David Hill on BBC Radio 3’s Performance on Three for consecutive nights in April: He conducts the specialist forces of The BBC Singers for the Fauré Requiem on April 20 (from 19.00) accompanied by chamber ensemble in his own new arrangement; The following evening, April 21, at 18.00 Radio 3 broadcasts a seasonal performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion with David Hill and the forces of The Bach Choir, Florilegium and soloists James Gilchrist, Jeremy White, Carolyn Sampson, Iestyn Davies, Ben Hulet and Roddy Williams. See The Bach Choir’s trailer for the live performance at http://www.thebachchoir.org.uk/video100411.php. You can listen live, and for 7 days afterwards, (via UK IP addresses) at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/bbc_radio_three.