With the conductor and composer on the rostrum, the City of Birmingham Choir and Manchester Concert Orchestra celebrated Karl Jenkins’ 70th birthday in style. A rapturous audience applauded the popular programme of this composer’s works. The concert included movements from Adiemus, The Armed Man, Requiem, Stabat Mater and orchestral movements from the lyrical euphonium concerto played with panache by David Childs. The finale, Song of the Plains, received an encore of the final section. Read the review.