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    Ryan Wigglesworth joins the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales for a programme that spans four centuries, from Purcell’s dramatic choral motet Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei, to the world premiere of Brian Elias’s Cello Concerto, whose intricate, spiral structure creates a dream-like musical narrative.

    The concert opens with Britten’s most overtly political work – an impassioned musical stand against fascism that anticipates the composer’s War Requiem; and reaches its culmination with Elgar’s ‘Enigma’ Variations, which includes the much-loved ‘Nimrod’.

  • Programme

    Britten
    Ballad of Heroes 17’

    Brian Elias
    Cello Concerto c25’
    BBC commission: world premiere

    interval

    Purcell, arr. Elgar
    Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei 7’

    Elgar
    ‘Enigma’ Variations 30’

    Toby Spence tenor
    Nicholas Perfect bass
    Natalie Clein cello

    BBC National Chorus of Wales
    BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    Ryan Wigglesworth conductor