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Wed 26th Mar at 6:00pm
BBC Symphony Orchestra
@ St Giles Cripplegate Church, London
Also appearing: The BBC Singers
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BBC Singers at Six - Shostakovich, Stalin And Soviet Russia: BBC Symphony Orchestra, The BBC Singers
Taking as its starting-point Shostakovich’s much-quoted manifesto of his Fifth Symphony as 'a Soviet artist's creative response to justified criticism' this Singers At Six concert explores choral music from the period both by composers who stayed in Soviet Russia and learnt to survive under the system, as well as those who chose to leave and take their chance abroad.
Music by Sviridov, Grechaninov, Chesnokov, Kastalsky and others – a chance to hear some gems from a little-known corner of the choral repertoire.
Image © © John Wood
The BBC Symphony Orchestra has played a central role at the heart of British musical life since it was founded in 1930, and is passionately committed to performing 20th-century and contemporary music.
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Venue: St Giles Cripplegate Church
EC2Y 8DA 51.518658, -0.093823
→ Barbican 4 min walk