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Commonwealth Concert

 13 March 2014 at  

Commonwealth Concert

BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
Maida Vale One, Delaware Road, London
United Kingdom


The BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers join forces for a concert to celebrate music of the Commonwealth, concluding with Elgar’s Symphony No.1. Hear earthy, gripping soundscapes and thrilling percussion writing in Tasmanian-born Peter Sulthorpe’s From Oceania, a work which incorporates elements of Australian, Japanese and southeast Asian music. Errollyn Wallen’s orchestral work Mighty River commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery, a piece that makes reference to the hymn Amazing Grace and the spirituals Deep River and Go Down Moses. The BBC Singers perform two a cappella movements from Australian composer Stephen Leek’s Great Southern Spirits, which explores the Dreaming of the Australian Aboriginal people.

Peter Sculthorpe : From Oceania
Stephen Leek : Wirindji and Uluru from Great Southern Spirits
Errolyn Wallen : Mighty River
Edward Elgar : Symphony No. 1 in A flat major

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