DRET CHORAL FESTIVAL with the BBC SINGERS

Monday 8 July 2024

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The David Ross Education Trust is thrilled to welcome the BBC Singers as special guests to its Choral Festival, featuring over 400 voices of the Trust’s primary and secondary school choirs in Humberside and Lincolnshire.

The concert features some of the most well-known pieces of choral music, including extracts from Orff’s Carmina Burana, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Verdi’s Requiem and traces the history of choral singing from Hildegard von Bingen’s O Euchari to Rodgers and Hammerstein’s You’ll Never Walk Alone and Pete Letanka’s brilliant Hope and Glory. At the centre of the concert is a complete performance of Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, showcasing the virtuosity of the BBC Singers as well as the thrill of hundreds of voices singing together.

Programme

Orff O Fortuna (from Carmina Burana)

Morley Now is the month of maying

Bennet Weep, o mine eyes

Farmer Fair Phyllis I saw

Mozart Papageno-Papagena duet (from The Magic Flute)

Wagner Hymn to the Evening Star (from Tannhäuser)

Bizet The Flower Song (from Carmen)

Puccini Nessun dorma (from Turandot)

Hildegard von Bingen O Euchari in leta via

Vivaldi Gloria (first movement)

Verdi Dies Irae & Tuba Mirum (from Requiem)

Bernstein Chichester Psalms

Arakelyan An Ode to the World

Rodgers and Hammerstein You’ll Never Walk Alone (from Carousel)

Elgar Coronation Ode (Land of hope and glory)

Letanka Hope and Glory

The choirs of Ainthorpe Primary School, Barnes Wallis Academy, Charles Read Academy, Edward Heneage Primary Academy, Endike Academy, Fairfield Academy, Havelock Academy, Hogsthorpe Primary Academy, Humberston Academy, King Edward VI Academy, Quay Academy, The Richmond Primary Academy, Skegness Grammar School, Thomas Hinderwell Primary Academy, Thomas Middlecott Academy and Wold Academy.

BBC Singers

Nicholas Chalmers conductor

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2024