AUDIO: NPR will host a live broadcast tonight of the US premiere of Paul’s latest classical masterpiece.

Fireup the laptops and sit for a while tonight and take in the live performance of Sir Paul’s new classical masterpiece.  National Public Radio will host a live broadcast of the “Ecce Cor Meum” concert from Carnegie Hall at 7:30 p.m. ET tonight.  It is the U.S. premiere, and may be one of a few glimpses we get of this materpiece live.  We are not sure if this audio will be archived on NPR’s website or not, so do tune-in and enjoy.  Here’s what we’ve read. 

Paul McCartney.Legendary pop star Paul McCartney has sold untold millions of albums with The Beatles and Wings, as well as in his prolific solo career. Though he’s dabbled in classical music before, Ecce Cor Meum marks one of his most conceptually and logistically audacious projects: a work written in the style of sacred English choral music, a tradition dating back 500 years. On Nov. 14, NPR.org — in collaboration with member station WNYC — will present a live webcast of the only U.S. performance of Ecce Cor Meum, taking place at New York’s Carnegie Hall from 7:30 to 10 p.m. ET.

A piece of spiritual music, written in part right after the passing of his wife Linda, Ecce Cor Meum is the first piece of choral music McCartney has written to include a children’s chorus. Hosted by NPR’s Fred Child and WNYC’s John Schaefer, the special will also include an interview with McCartney during intermission.

The Program

I. McCartney songs performed in classical style

“My Love” — featuring Kate Royal and the Loma Mar Quartet

“Warm and Beautiful” — featuring Kate Royal and the Loma Mar Quartet

“Calico Skies” — featuring Kate Royal, Andy Staples and the Loma Mar Quartet

“Golden Earth Girl” — featuring Andy Staples and the Loma Mar Quartet

“Some Days” – featuring Andy Staples and the Loma Mar Quartet

“Junk” – featuring Kate Royal, Andy Staples and the Loma Mar Quartet

II. Classical pieces by McCartney

“Nova” — performed by the small Chamber Orchestra

“The World You’re Coming Into” — featuring Kate Royal

“Ghost Suite” — featuring Kate Royal and Andy Staples

“Celebration” — featuring Kate Royal and Andy Staples

Intermission, featuring an interview with McCartney

III. American premiere of Paul McCartney’s Ecce Cor Meum

Gavin Greenaway, conductor

Kate Royal, soprano

Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Concert Chorale of New York

American Boy Choir

Colm Carey, organ

Source: NPR.org

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