Sir Andrew Davis will be conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at Barbican Hall, with the baritone Roderick Williams and tenor Andrew Staples.
They will be performing some classical music by Elgar, Raymond Yiu and Lilian Elkington.
Elgar -- The Starlight Express (excerpts), Spirit of England
Raymond Yiu -- The World Was Once All Miracle
Lilian Elkington -- Out of the Mists
Sir Andrew Davis is the Principal Conductor at the Lyric Opera in Chicago, and Chief Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He has also led the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
Andrew Staples is a British operatic tenor who has performed with some of the world’s finest conductors and orchestras, including Sir Simon Rattle, Daniel Harding, the Berliner Philharmoniker and Wiener Philharmoniker.
Roderick Williams is best-known as a British baritone who sings everything from baroque to contemporary music. He has also composed some original works and been awarded an OBE for services to music.
The BBC Symphony Orchestra works closely with the BBC and is the principal orchestra during their world-famous Proms Concerts season at the Royal Albert Hall. They also play regular concerts at the Barbican.
The BBC Symphony Chorus is one of the country’s finest amateur choruses. It is closely associated with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and makes frequent radio and TV appearances. It focuses mostly on 20th-century and contemporary music.
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