The Classic FM Concert with John Suchet: John Rutter - A 75th Birthday Celebration

The Classic FM Concert with John Suchet: John Rutter - A 75th Birthday Celebration Image

John Suchet presents a very special evening in honour of the English composer John Rutter, celebrating his 75th birthday. The stalwart of choirs and Christmas concerts is one of the best-recognised living choral composers, and was described by conductor David Willcocks as ‘the most gifted composer of his generation’.

We hear some of his most celebrated works from his longstanding career, beginning with The Lord Bless You and Keep You, before A Gaelic Blessing and his Requiem, alongside other pieces including his Suite for Strings and the Beatles Concerto.

Programme:

The Lord Bless You and Keep You
John Rutter conducts the City of London Sinfonia and Cambridge Singers
 
Suite for Strings
John Rutter conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra    
     
A Gaelic Blessing
Robert Prizeman conducts Libera and a studio orchestra
 
Requiem
Soprano: Alice Halstead
Cello: Sebastien van Kuijk
Oboe: Thomas Barber
John Rutter conducts the Aurora Orchestra and Cambridge Singers
 
Suite Lyrique
Harp: Catrin Finch
John Rutter conducts Sinfonia Cymru
 
The Lord is my Shepherd
John Rutter conducts the City of London Sinfonia and Cambridge Singers
 
Beatles Concerto
Pianos: Paul Schaefer and Peter Rostal
John Rutter conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
 

Duration: 2 hours

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