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 –
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.