Music / Worcester

BBC Singers

The BBC Singers are joined by Anna Lapwood to present a thrilling concert of music by Britten, Judith Weir, Poulenc, and Kristina Arakelyan.

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The hope of freedom from suffering is at the heart of Poulenc’s impassioned Figure humaine. Written during the Nazi occupation of France, it is one of the most beautiful choral works of the last hundred years and a moving tribute to all who fought for France during the second world war. The theme is echoed in Judith Weir’s In the Land of Uz, a dramatised song of the bible story of Job. Singers and instruments bring the different characters to life as we hear Job’s sufferings, his lament, and his final acceptance of old age. The BBC Singers are joined by Anna Lapwood, whose transcriptions for organ of the Four Sea Interludes by Benjamin Britten are interspersed with Kristina Arakelyan’s Seascapes, creating an evocative musical picture.

This concert will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

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TBC tenor
Charles Gibbs narrator
Anna Lapwood*, Nicholas Freestone** organ
BBC Singers
Philharmonia Orchestra Ensemble
Sofi Jeannin conductor

Kristina Arakelyan Seascapes interspersed with Britten trans. Anna Lapwood Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes 22'*
Poulenc Figure humaine 22'
Judith Weir In the Land of Uz 35'**

Tuesday 30 July 2024, 19:00 - 21:30


Worcester Cathedral
8 College Yard
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