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THURSDAY 5 JULY

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premiere, birthday tributes to Hugh Wood at 80 and Judith Bingham at 60, and – with Sanskrit Buddhist prayer, Senegalese song and Tibetan mysticism – a definite nod towards our British Musical Explorers focus.

BBC SINGERS David Hill Conductor M9 8pm (ends approx. 10pm) Cheltenham College Chapel, £15 unreserved

With the friendly support of

Supponen supported by Susan Bradshaw Composers’ Fund

Members 10% off

Hugh Wood From the Pisan Cantos LXXXI (premiere) 10’ Lauri Supponen new work (premiere) 10’ Jonathan Harvey Marahi 11’ Judith Bingham new work (premiere) 10’ Giles Swayne Magnificat I 4’ John Tavener Unto the End of the World (premiere) 11’ Einojuhani Rautavaara Mass (UK premiere) 25’

Rautavaara sponsored by Recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3

COMPOSERS IN CONVERSATION M7 7pm (ends 7.45pm) Cheltenham College Lecture Theatre FREE, ticket required

Here is a programme of contemporary choral riches which celebrates, among other things, age and experience – the combined age of Harvey, Rautavaara, Tavener and Wood alone is over 300! There are four world premieres, a UK

A selection of tonight’s composers talk with Christopher Cook.

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