The BBC Singers and Chief Conductor Sofi Jeannin join violinist Laura Samuel for a mystical reimagining of Vaughan Williams' 'The Lark Ascending'.
One of Britain’s most brilliant chamber choirs, the BBC Singers has found vibrant new life under the sensational Sofi Jeannin, their Chief Conductor since 2018. They bring music of richness and depth in their International Festival recital. Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir is one of his most personal and intimate works, full of sinuous melodies, while Mendelssohn charts the church year in his majestic Motets, Op 79.
Violinist Laura Samuel, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s leader, joins the choir for the exquisite expansiveness of Latvian composer Eriks Esenvalds’ Ancient Prairie, as well as Paul Drayton’s mystical reimagining of Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending, for violin and wordless chorus. Jeannin closes the concert with Norwegian composer Cecilie Ore’s witty setting of the witches’ spell from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Toil and Trouble.
With additional support from
Embassy of Sweden
Sofi Jeannin Conductor
Laura Samuel Violin
Music by Martin, Mendelssohn, Eriks Esenvalds, Harris, Vaughan Williams and Cecilie Ore