Tippett: A Child of our Time

Tippett: A Child of our Time

CHSA 5341 (Chandos Records, SACD)

FIRST RELEASE (3 May 2024)

Playing time: 63'46"
Tracks: 32
Booklet pages: 44
℗ 2024 Chandos Records Ltd
© 2024 Chandos Records Ltd
Main country of recording: United Kingdom
Reviewer: Geoff Pearce
Review of Tippett: A Child of our Time published on 14 April 2024

Pumeza Matshikiza, soprano
Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano
Joshua Stewart, tenor
Ashley Riches, bass-baritone
BBC Symphony Chorus
Wesley John, chorus master
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Igor Yuzefovich, leader
Andrew Davis, conductor

Michael Tippett:

A Child of Our Time (1939-41) - an oratorio for soli, chorus and orchestra, to text by the composer

Andrew Davis leads the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in this powerful new recording of Tippett's pacifist oratorio, with soloists Pumeza Matshikiza, Sarah Connolly, Joshua Stewart and Ashley Riches.

Recorded 13 and 14 May 2023 at Phoenix Concert Hall, Fairfield Halls, Croydon, UK.