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News - BBC to broadcast new carols by Tavener and Bennett
Friday, December 03, 2010
Newly-composed carols by
Richard Rodney Bennett
will be broadcast on
BBC Radio 3
in the days leading to Christmas. The pieces, which are both to be premiered in December, will be performed by the
(pictured) conducted by the group’s Principal Guest Conductor Bob Chilcott and broadcast on the stations’ Breakfast programme.
The Holly and the Ivy
by Richard Rodney Bennett is one of two carols that has been commissioned by the Choirs of
All Saints’ Church, Northampton
, for their carol service on December 19. It will be broadcast December 23.
A Cradle Song
by John Tavener was commissioned by
and will receive its premiere at the choir’s annual concert in aid of Cancer Research UK at All Saints Church, Weston-super-Mare, on December 20. A setting of the poem by William Blake, and dedicated to the composer’s son Orlando, it will be broadcast on Christmas Eve.
The Bennett and Tavener carols are part of a series of modern carols to be broadcast on Radio 3 between December 18 and January 1. Bob Chilcott comments: “"In Britain we are lucky that choirs are very open to singing new carols, and consequently our composers are very alive to this. It is always exciting to have a new raft of carols to perform as in this broadcast."
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