The BBC has announced that it has a sustainable plan for the future of the BBC Singers, in association with The VOCES8 Foundation.
The threat to reduce the staff of the three English orchestras by 20% has not been lifted, but it is being reconsidered.
See the BBC press release here.

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SAT 01:00 Through the Night (b00bvq7d)

SAT 07:00 Breakfast (b00c1l8n)

SAT 09:00 CD Review (b00bz0zw)
Building a Library: Mozart: String Quartet No. 19 in C K465, “Dissonance”

SAT 12:15 Music Matters (b00bz0zy)

SAT 13:00 The Early Music Show (b00bz100)
Nicholas Kraemer

SAT 14:00 Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert (b00bz102)

SAT 15:00 World Routes (b00bz104)

SAT 16:00 Jazz Line-Up (b00bz106)

SAT 17:30 Jazz Record Requests (b00bz108)

SAT 18:30 Opera on 3 (b00bz10b)
Gounod's Romeo et Juliette

SAT 21:30 Between the Ears (b00bz11t)
Staring at the Wall

SAT 22:00 Pre-Hear (b00bz11w)

SAT 22:30 Hear and Now (b00bz11y)


SUN 00:00 The Early Music Show (b007gbwn)
The Mandolin

SUN 01:00 Through the Night (b00c116v)

SUN 07:00 Breakfast (b00c1m7x)

SUN 10:00 Sunday Morning (b00bz1gv)

SUN 12:00 Private Passions (b00bz1gx)

SUN 13:00 The Early Music Show (b00bz1gz)

SUN 14:00 Radio 3 Requests (b00bz1h1)

SUN 16:00 Choral Evensong (b00bz1h3)

SUN 17:00 Discovering Music (b00bz1h5)
Mendelssohn Overtures

01 Felix Mendelssohn
The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) - overture (Op.26)

02 Felix Mendelssohn
Meeresstille und gluckliche Fahrt - overture (Op.27)

03 Felix Mendelssohn
A Midsummer night's dream - incidental music (Op.61)

SUN 18:30 Choir and Organ (b00bz1h7)

01 Johannes Brahms
Liebeslieder - [18] waltzes for pf duet & 4 vv ad lib. (Op.52) - no.8; Wenn so lind dein A

02 Heinrich Schütz
Musikalische Exequien (SWV.279-81) - Part 3; Herr nun lassest/Selig sind (SWV.281)[2 ch. &

03 Claudio Monteverdi
Vespro della Beata Vergine [1610] - Lauda, Jerusalem [7 voices & bc]

04 Thomas Morley (artist)
O griefe, even on the bud for 5 voices [1597a]
Performer: Thomas Morley

05 George Frideric Handel
Jephtha - Act 2 [no.50]; How dark, O Lord, are thy decrees [chorus]

06 Jean Mouton
Nesciens mater virgo virum for 8 voices

07 Johann Sebastian Bach
Cantata no. 20 (BWV.20) "O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort"

08 Benjamin Britten
Hymn to St Cecilia for chorus (Op.27) 9:40

09 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Le Nozze di Figaro - opera in 4 acts (K.492) End of Act 3: andante amici

10 Johannes Brahms
Ein Deutsches requiem (Op.45) - Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen

SUN 20:00 Drama on 3 (b007g8m0)
True West

SUN 21:30 Sunday Feature (b00bz1hc)
A Tale of Two Skulls

SUN 22:15 Words and Music (b00bz1hf)
The Sky Smiles Down

01 Modest Mussorgsky
Tuileries (Pictures at an Exhibition)

02 00:00:25
Emily Dickinson
My Garden, read by Fiona Shaw

03 00:01:03
Summer Vacation from The Prelude, read by Robert Glenister

04 00:01:49 Judith Weir
Sumer is i-cumen in (Themes and Variations)

05 00:04:00
William Blake
The Schoolboy, read by Robert Glenister

06 00:05:23 Joan Baez (artist)
Never dreamed you'd leave in summer
Performer: Joan Baez

07 00:08:08 Gustav Mahler
po di Menuetto (Symphony no 3)

08 00:08:16
August Kleinzahler
The Damselfly, read by Fiona Shaw

09 00:18:03
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Summer in the South, read by Robert Glenister

10 00:18:17 Olivier Messiaen
Les Orioles (Des Canyons aux Etoiles)

11 00:24:27
F. Scott Fitzgerald
from The Great Gatsby, read by Fiona Shaw

12 00:25:51 Charlie Parker's Reboppers (artist)
Once upon a summertime
Performer: Charlie Parker's Reboppers

13 00:29:18
In the summer, read by Fiona Shaw

14 00:29:18
Walt Whitman
from Song of Myself, read by Fiona Shaw

15 00:30:45 Manuel de Falla
Danza Lejana - Nights in the Gardens of Spain

16 00:36:01
Mark Doty
After the Fourth, read by Robert Glenister

17 00:37:46 John Cage
Summer (The Seasons)

18 00:43:38
Mark Strand
My mother on an evening in late summer, read by Fiona Shaw

19 00:46:07 Gerald Finzi
In five-score Summers

20 00:47:51 Zoltán Kodály
Summer Evening

21 00:53:17 Stephen Sondheim (artist)
Night Waltz (A Little Night Music)
Performer: Stephen Sondheim

22 00:56:06
Carol Ann Duffy
Midsummer Night, read by Fiona Shaw

23 00:57:53 Felix Mendelssohn
A Midsummer Night's Dream

24 01:02:45
Seamus Heaney
Night Drive, read by Robert Glenister

25 01:03:40
A Teasdale
Summer Night, Riverside, read by Fiona Shaw

26 01:04:51 George Gershwin

27 01:08:08
John Clare
Summer Evening, read by Robert Glenister

28 01:09:05 Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Water Mill

29 01:12:27
Ted Hughes
The Harvest Moon, read by Fiona Shaw

30 01:12:57 Toru Takemitsu
Rain Tree Sketch II

31 01:16:28
John Burnside
Summer, read by Fiona Shaw

32 01:17:26 Antonín Dvořák
Adagio (Symphony no 8)


MON 00:00 The Early Music Show (b007gbhc)

MON 01:00 Through the Night (b00bz3n6)

MON 07:00 Breakfast (b00bz663)

MON 10:00 Classical Collection (b00bz3nd)

MON 12:00 Composer of the Week (b00bz3ng)
Paul Hindemith
A Boy's Remarkable Talent

MON 13:00 Afternoon Concert (b00bz4kw)

MON 17:00 In Tune (b00bz4ky)

MON 19:00 Performance on 3 (b00bz60x)

MON 20:45 Composer of the Week (b00bz3ng)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]

MON 21:45 Night Waves (b00bz60z)

MON 22:30 Artist Focus (b00bz611)

MON 23:00 The Essay (b00bz613)
Greek and Latin Voices (Cicero)
Episode 1

MON 23:15 World on 3 (b00bz615)


TUE 01:00 Through the Night (b00bz1gn)

TUE 07:00 Breakfast (b00bz66g)

TUE 10:00 Classical Collection (b00bz665)

TUE 12:00 Composer of the Week (b00bz667)
Paul Hindemith
The Sins of Youth

TUE 13:00 Afternoon Concert (b00bz6c1)

TUE 17:00 In Tune (b00bz6c3)

TUE 19:00 Performance on 3 (b00bz6hy)

TUE 20:45 Composer of the Week (b00bz667)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]

TUE 21:45 Night Waves (b00bz6j0)

TUE 22:30 Artist Focus (b00bz6j2)

TUE 23:00 The Essay (b00bz6z4)
Greek and Latin Voices (Cicero)
Episode 2

TUE 23:15 Late Junction (b00bz70k)


WED 01:00 Through the Night (b00bz669)

WED 07:00 Breakfast (b00c2081)

WED 10:00 Classical Collection (b00bz66j)

WED 12:00 Composer of the Week (b00bz66l)
Paul Hindemith
The Hindemith Case

WED 13:00 Afternoon Concert (b00bz6c5)

WED 17:00 In Tune (b00bz6c7)

WED 19:00 Performance on 3 (b00bz6j4)

WED 20:45 Composer of the Week (b00bz66l)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]

WED 21:45 Night Waves (b00bz6j6)

WED 22:30 Artist Focus (b00bz6j8)

WED 23:00 The Essay (b00bz6z6)
Greek and Latin Voices (Cicero)
Episode 3

WED 23:15 Late Junction (b00bz6z8)


THU 01:00 Through the Night (b00bz66n)

THU 07:00 Breakfast (b00bz66s)

THU 10:00 Classical Collection (b00bz66v)

THU 12:00 Composer of the Week (b00bz66x)
Paul Hindemith
A Composer's new World

THU 13:00 Afternoon Concert (b00bz6c9)

THU 17:00 In Tune (b00bz6cc)

THU 19:00 Performance on 3 (b00bz6jb)

THU 20:45 Composer of the Week (b00bz66x)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]

THU 21:45 Night Waves (b00bz6jd)

THU 22:30 Artist Focus (b00c18qx)

THU 23:00 The Essay (b00bz6zb)
Greek and Latin Voices (Cicero)
Episode 4

THU 23:15 Late Junction (b00bz6zd)


FRI 01:00 Through the Night (b00bz66z)

FRI 07:00 Breakfast (b00bz673)

FRI 10:00 Classical Collection (b00bz675)

FRI 12:00 Composer of the Week (b00bz677)
Paul Hindemith
A Legacy

FRI 13:00 Afternoon Concert (b00bz6cf)

FRI 17:00 In Tune (b00bz6ch)

FRI 19:00 Performance on 3 (b00bz6jg)

FRI 20:45 Composer of the Week (b00bz677)
[Repeat of broadcast at 12:00 today]

FRI 21:45 The Verb (b00bz6jj)

FRI 22:30 Jazz Library (b00bz6vz)
Roy Haynes

FRI 23:30 Jazz on 3 (b00bz6zg)
The Necks