The Choir - Sunday June 24th
Large-ish chunks from Richard Blackford's Not in our Time (Bournmouth SO and Chorus)...shades of Britten, Janacek and Copland; Schnittke's Nagasaki...ditto Stravinsky; Alec Roth's Earthrise (unacc 40 part piece for and sung by Ex Cathedra)...like most other stuff from the noughties, OK if you're in meditative mood. The latter was probably the most polished choral singing. But I was impressed by the Blackford piece. Conceived on a big scale and a truly gargantuan compositional effort.