BBC Prom 37: The Childhood of Christ - Britten Sinfonia

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BBC Prom 37: The Childhood of Christ

Hector Berlioz

L'enfance du Christ

(c) Ben Ealovega

Summary

Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé continue the BBC Proms’ series marking 150 years since the death of Hector Berlioz with the composer’s vividly dramatic oratorio The Childhood of Christ.

Simple and often disarmingly direct, with emotions that unfold in some of the composer’s most beautiful melodies (including the much-loved ‘Shepherds’ Farewell’), the oratorio follows the Holy Family as they flee from Bethlehem into Egypt, where they find safety and welcome.

The soloists are Allan Clayton, Dame Sarah Connolly, Neal Davies and Roderick Williams, and the choir is Britten Sinfonia Voices.

2019
Aug
14
7:30PM
London 
Royal Albert Hall, London

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