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Join the BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Radio 3's Matthew Sweet and Crouch End Festival Chorus on a heavenly journey, conducted by Keith Lockhart.

You know the moment in a film when it finally gets to the point? Redemption and joy, or perhaps damnation and pain?

There of course is the acting, the sweeping camera shots and a big orchestral score up on the big screen. But when the future ahead could be heavenly or hellish, there has to be the power of massed human voices to complete the emotional detail.

Join Radio 3’s Matthew Sweet for a concert of classic movie moments with BBC Concert Orchestra, Crouch End Festival Chorus, conductor Keith Lockhart and a host of famous cinema composers, for a voyage all the way from Omaha beach with John Williams’ Hymn to the Fallen from Saving Private Ryan to another universe with the epic score Duel of the Fates from Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace. It isn’t all plain sailing though: expect some turbulence with Prokofiev’s Battle on the Ice and the ultimate `O, Fortuna’ from Carmina Burana.

One of the BBC Concert Orchestra's Sound of Cinema Live events, and part of Southbank Centre's series Film Scores Live.


BBC Concert Orchestra
Keith Lockhart conductor
Matthew Sweet presenter
Crouch End Festival Chorus


Orff: O Fortuna from Carmina Burana
John Barry: Suite from The Lion in Winter; Main theme from Somewhere in Time arr. Nic Raine
Vangelis: 1492: Main theme from Conquest of Paradise
Prokofiev: Song about Alexander Nevsky from Alexander Nevsky; Battle on ice from Alexander Nevsky; Alexander's entry into Pskov from Alexander Nevsky
Patrick Doyle: Strike up pipers from Much Ado About Nothing
Jerry Goldsmith: Suite from The Omen
Ennio Morricone: Gabriel's Oboe from The Mission
John Williams: Hymn to the fallen from Saving Private Ryan; Main theme from Schindler's List; Duel of the fates from Phantom Menace; Princess Leia's theme from Star Wars
Walton: Epilogue from Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario arr. Christopher Palmer

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