4 BBC SINGERS

, Start Time: 13:00, End Time: 14:00 St Magnus Cathedral Broad Street, Kirkwall KW15 1NX

A rare treat from the BBC Singers, bringing a masterpiece of the choral repertoire to the lunchtime concert. Frank Martin’s Mass has a luminous quality which is profoundly beautiful and, though written in the 1920s, was kept in a bottom drawer by the composer for 40 years. Hillborg’s work exploits the virtuoso technique of the choir in a work whose sounds go beyond text setting whilst Paul Crabtree’s new work, premiered here, provides reflections on Stanley Spencer paintings with biblical texts. Music by Maxwell Davies completes the programme with his Mackay Brown settings reflecting the Orkney winter.

Sofi Jeannin Conductor

Frank Martin Mass for Double Choir
Anders Hillborg Muoayiyoum
Paul Crabtree New Work *World Première*
Peter Maxwell Davies The House of Winter

Tickets £25 £20 £11 Concessions £19 £15 £8

Duration 1 hour

This concert is being recorded for later broadcast by BBC Radio 3

Location Map

St Magnus Cathedral

Broad Street KW15 1NX

Tel: 01856 874894

St Magnus International Festival, 13 Albert Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1HP

T: +44 (0)1856 871445

E: info@stmagnusfestival.com

St Magnus Festival is a charity registered in Scotland. Scottish Charity No SC011666. Company Number SC073825.

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