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BBC Proms 2016 Chamber Music 2

Guy Johnston and friends

Venue: Cadogan Hall


Hungarian Dance No. 5 (arr. Edward Russell)
Motet ‘O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht’, BWV 118 (arr. Robin Michael)
Three Songs from Schwanengesang D. 957 (arr. Richard Birchall)
Enigma Variations – Nimrod (arr. Edward Russell)
Die 12 in Bossa-nova (Variacoes brasileiras)
Bachianas brasileiras No. 5
Libertango (arr. Edward Russell)
Hymnus for 12 cellos


Golda Schultz
Guy Johnston
Emma Denton
Benjamin Hughes
Su-a Lee
Sarah McMahon
Robin Michael
Brian O’Kane
Justin Pearson
Pedro Silva
Victoria Simonsen
Gabriella Swallow
Adi Tal

As part of this season’s celebration of the cello, Guy Johnston gathers 11 of his cello-playing friends for this celebration of the instrument in all its expressive guises. From Bach to Brahms via elegiac sounds from England and stomping rhythms from Brazil, Johnston and his friends demonstrate not only the cello’s intense beauty but also its versatility.

Part of BBC Proms 2016 Chamber Music

BBC Proms 2016 Chamber Music 1

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BBC Proms 2016 Chamber Music 5

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BBC Proms 2016 Chamber Music 6

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BBC Proms 2016 Chamber Music 8

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Concert Duration:
approx. 1 hour (no interval)
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