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Composer: Weir, Judith (b. 1954)

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Year of birth1954
NationalityUnited Kingdom
April 2018
Evening performance
Matinee performance
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HerefordChoral Evensong

Briggs, Wheeler, Weir, Laurin
Geraint Bowen; Three Cathedral Choirs; Peter Dyke

Bradford on AvonNash Ensemble

Mahler, Mozart, Weir, Brahms
Nash Ensemble; Benjamin Nabarro; Lawrence Power; Adrian Brendel

NottinghamWilliam Howard - Piano

Janáček, Schumann, Matthews D., Kats-Chernin, Weir, Lin, Skempton, Chopin
William Howard, Piano
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Strikingly dramatic Weir in a convincing première

David Hill conducts the BBC Singers © BBC | Mark Allan
Judith Weir's dramatic new choral work receives a convincing world première from David Hill and the BBC Singers at Southwark Cathedral. 
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Masters of the Queens Music at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Judith Weir © Chris Christodoulou | Chester Music
Judith Weir's music didn't have the pride of place it deserved at this miscellaneous collection of music from past and present Masters of the Queen's Music, presented by the Park Lane Group at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. 
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The BBCSO and BBC Singers at the Barbican

Bob Chilcott and the BBC Singers in their 90th birthday concert at St Giles’ Cripplegate © BBC/Mark Allan
Andrew Litton and the BBCSO and the BBC Singers create order out of chaos at the Barbican Hall in a challenging programme including Charles Ives monumental 4th Symphony.
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Day Break and Dances: Benjamin Grosvenor

Benjamin Grosvenor ©
In his Chamber Proms debut, Benjamin Grosvenor explored the waltz from the contrasting perspectives of Ravel and Liszt, with atmospheric interjections from Mompou, and opening with Chopin, together with the world premiere of a new commission by Judith Weir.
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Britten Sinfonia at Milton Court

Pekka Kuusisto  ©  Sonja Werner
Violinist Pekka Kuusisto and Britten Sinfonia succeeded in creating a dynamic and captivating programme at Milton Court, with a series of works conceived as a whole and leading up to Britten's Serenade.
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