BBC Singers
  • Edinburgh International Festival

The BBC Singers and Chief Conductor Sofi Jeannin join violinist Laura Samuel for a mystical reimagining of Vaughan Williams' 'The Lark Ascending'.

One of Britains 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 Martins 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 Orchestras leader, joins the choir for the exquisite expansiveness of Latvian composer Eriks Esenvalds Ancient Prairie, as well as Paul Draytons mystical reimagining of Vaughan Williamss The Lark Ascending, for violin and wordless chorus. Jeannin closes the concert with Norwegian composer Cecilie Ores witty setting of the witches spell from Shakespeares Macbeth, Toil and Trouble.

With additional support from

Embassy of Sweden

BBC Singers

Sofi Jeannin Conductor

Laura Samuel Violin

Music by Martin, Mendelssohn, Eriks Esenvalds, Harris, Vaughan Williams and Cecilie Ore

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