BBC Singers perform choral music by Anders Hillborg
Some of Anders Hillborg’s earliest lessons in music were learnt while singing in choirs. At St Giles’ Cripplegate, the BBC Singers presents the first performance of a new choral work by the Swedish composer alongside some of his established favourites, including the simple song lined with mourning O Dessa Ögon and the spine-tingling surround-sound of the 16-part Mouyayoum, an immersive experience in itself.
Complementing Hillborg’s works, Ragnar Rasmussen and the Singers bring us the radiant and heartbreaking love songs by Hillborg’s compatriot Sven-David Sandström, a sample of Steven Stucky’s touching Cradle Songs and Olivier Messiaen’s cut-glass miniature O Sacrum Convivium.
This concert is part of the BBC’s ‘Hillborg: Total Immersion’ Series.
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