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Prom 2 - BBC Singers poster
  • Wednesday - March 20, 2019
  • 08:00 PM | Doors open at 07:30 PM

  • Dubai Opera, Dubai
Conducted by their Chief Conductor, Sofi Jeannin, the BBC Singers showcase some of the most exciting Choral music of the last 100 years in a programme that ranges from Gershwin to Abba, Francis Poulenc to Laura Mvula.

At the centre of their concert is Poulenc's Figure humaine – a truly extraordinary, magnificent choral masterpiece written at the height of the Second World War and premiered by the BBC Singers. It sits alongside works by fellow French composer Maurice Duruflé, and the Choral Dances from Benjamin Britten’s opera Gloriana.

The second half of their programme is dedicated to the lighter side of the BBC Singers’ repertoire and includes Sing to the Moon by the renowned artist Laura Mvula, herself a featured composer in the 2018 BBC Proms. The BBC Singers end their programme with choral arrangements of ABBA and the iconic satirical writing of Michael Flanders and Donald Swann.
We are delighted to be joined for part of this programme by choristers from local schools

Concert Listing:

BRITTEN Choral Dances from ‘Gloriana’
DURUFLE Quatre Motets sur des themes gregorien
POULENC  Figure Humaine
LAURA MVULA Love Like a Lion#
GERSHWIN arr. Chilcott Fascinating Rhythm #
BILLY JOEL arr. Chilcott And so it goes*
FLANDERS & SWANN ‘Choral Suite of Songs’ from ‘At the drop of a Hat’
LAURA MVULA Sing to the moon
ABBA Medley

Sofi Jeannin conductor

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