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BBC Singers at the Herrenhausen Festival

 07 June 2012 at 7.30pm 

BBC Singers at the Herrenhausen Festival

Herrenhäuser Gärten
Herrenhäuser Straße 3a, Germany 30419 Hannover

Robert Hollingworth conductor
BBC Singers

Medieval and modern, mystical and material all collide in this concert which has as its focus songs by the 11th century German Abbess Hildegard of Bingen, performed both in their original versions and as re-imagined by Stevie Wishart. Completing the programme, two modern works which also have their roots in the medieval world – Britten's cycle wittily juxtaposes sacred and secular lyrics and is one of his last works, while Sir Harrison Birtwistle's setting takes words from a source that was to become a well-spring of inspiration in his later career – the legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight – and is one of his earliest published pieces.

Hildegard of Bingen : Symphonia armonie celestium revelationum
Benjamin Britten : Sacred and Profane
Harrison Birtwistle : Narration: a Description of the Passing of a Year
Wishart Stevie : Out of This World (BBC Commission)

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