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Choir of the Year - Category Final 2

Aled Jones presents his second selection of highlights from last weekend’s BBC Radio 3 Choir of the Year Category Finals with choral conductor, Deborah Catterall.

Today, they focus on the remaining choirs in the Open and Children’s categories, and reveal the six choirs from across the competition who have won a place in next month’s Grand Final.

Choir of the Year Category finals
Children's Choir & Open Choir categories
Recorded at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on 9 November 2008

Music:

BERLIN, Irving: Blue Skies, arranged by Clay Hive (excerpt)
National Barbershop Youth Chorus directed by Roy Barber

Trad arr. COPLAND, Aaron: Chin a Ring Chaw
Kent College Choristers, directed by Jackie Spencer

Trad arr SPENCER, Roderick: Cockles and Mussels
Kent College Choristers, directed by Jackie Spencer

Arr. GUZMAN, Juan Tony: Cantemos A Maria (excerpt)
Kent College Choristers, directed by Jackie Spencer

Trad arr LEE, Ken: Eriskay Love Lilt (excerpt)
Inverclyde Schools’ Training Choir conducted by Gemma McLean

PAGE, Nick: A little Curl
Inverclyde Schools’ Training Choir conducted by Gemma McLean

RACHMANINOV, Sergey: Bogoroditsye Dyevo
Dieci, directed by Christopher Hann

HAMMOND & HAZELWOOD, arr. KNIGHT: I’m a Train
Dieci, directed by Christopher Hann

HATFIELD, Stephen: Bonny Wood Green
John Fisher RC Comprehensive School Boys’ Choir directed by Samuel Murdock

BARTOK: The Wooing of a Girl
Taplow Girls’ Choir directed by Gillian Dibden

SPRINGFIELD, Tom & LAMPERT, Diane arr. ARCH, Gwyn: The Olive Tree
Taplow Girls’ Choir directed by Gillian Dibden

Trad, arr. ROSSELSON, Daniela: Sequence for Elegua (excerpt)
Trad, arr. ROSSELSON, Daniela: Sequence for Yemaya
London Lucumi Choir directed by Daniela Rosselson

DENNIS/DAVIS arr. WILLIAMS, J: Can’t get you out of my head
Who dares sings, directed by Kaytie Harding

FRANKLIN/WHITE, arr. HARDING, Kaytie: Think
Who dares sings, directed by Kaytie Harding

Trad. Verbum Caro Factus Est
Scunthorpe Co-operative Junior Choir directed by Susan Hollingworth

Trad. Gaudete
Scunthorpe Co-operative Junior Choir directed by Susan Hollingworth

RUTTER, John: Agnus Dei
Masquerade, cond. Barry Clark

HAHN, Volker: Die fische
Masquerade, cond. Barry Clark

Trad. Arr HAZELL, Chris: Danny Boy (excerpt)
Westminster Boys’ Choir, directed by Jeremy Walker

GARDNER, John: End of Term
Westminster Boys’ Choir, directed by Jeremy Walker

HANDEL, arr. by WARREN, Mervyn: Hallelujah
London Singology Gospel Choir, conducted by Mark de Lisser

YOUMANS, Vincent arr. LATZKO, Walter: Without a Song
National Barbershop Youth Chorus, directed by Rob Barber

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1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 23 Nov 2008 18:30

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