Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conducted by Peter Montgomery
The BBC Northern
Isobel Baillie (soprano)
Stanley Pope (baritone)
Mary, ISOBEL BAILLIE
Joseph, STANLEY POPE
Chorus of Unseen Angels
Oratorio and cantata on Sunday evenings always meet widespread approval in Northern Ireland, and tonight's programme is certain to have its tull quota of listeners.
Neither Berlioz's The Childhood of Christ nor Vaughan William 's Dona Nobis Pacem is frequently performed, and they may be strange works to some Northern Ireland listeners. The former may go far to dispel the popular belief that all Berlioz's work is noisy ; economy and simplicity are outstanding characteristics of these excerpts from The Childhood of Christ. The Vaughan Williams work has been rightly described as one of the most valuable contributions to the modem English choral repertoire.
Neither of the soloists needs to be commended to Northern Ireland listeners ; both have their own wide publics in the Province and can always be sure of a welcome.
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