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Sing Hallelujah/Choir of the Year 2010/Exile and Loss

Aled Jones is joined by Garth McArthur and Rebecca Lodge from the BBC Singers look forward to two major events in the choral world - Sing Hallelujah and Choir of the Year 2010. Aled also explores the musical themes of exile and loss.


Giuseppe Verdi
Part 3; Va, pensiero, sull'ali (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves)
Berlin State Opera Orchestra & Chorus, conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli

USA Traditional: Walk together children arranged by Eurydice Osterman
London Adventist Chorale conducted by Ken Burton
PDSM track, 8

George Frideric Handel
Pt.2, no.42; Hallelujah [chorus]
City Of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus, National Youth Choir of Great Britain, National Youth Choir of Wales, Royal School of Church Music Millennium Youth Choir, Scunthorpe Co-Op Junior Choir, and Northern Sinfonia, conducted by Nicholas McGegan
Recording from the BBC Proms 6 September 2009

George Frideric Handel
Israel in Egypt
Pt.2; The People shall hear [chorus]
Bach Choir & the The English Concert, conducted by David Hill
BIS SADC 1736, track 1

Arvo Part
The Beatitudes
King's College Cambridge Choir conducted by Stephen Cleobury with treble Guy Johnston
VIRGIN CLASSICS 545338 2, track 3

Franz Schubert
Der Entfernten (D.350)
Schubert Chorale of London conducted by Stephen Layton
HYPERION CDJ 33032, track 20

Gordon, Lang, Wolfe
I Lost a Sock
Rias Chamber Choir and Bang on a Can All-Stars conducted by Roger Epple with soprano Claudia Barainsky
Music: Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe
Words: Deborah Artman
8573841072, track 1

Package of clips of choirs from the final of the 2008 Choir of the Year competition, featuring the following choirs:
Grosvenor Chorale
The Cottontown Chorus
The Voice Squad Seniors
Taplow Youth Chorus

Gaudete! Gaudete! Christus est natus [Piae Cantiones, 1582, & Jistebnice Cantional, 1420]
Scunthorpe Co-Op Junior Choir conducted by Susan Hollingworth
BBC Recording from the Choir of the Year 2008 competition

TRAD: Siul, A Ruin
UCJ 0647722, track 14

segue to

TRAD: During the Evening Air (Under lige aftenlufte) arr. Carl Nielsen
Musica Ficta conducted by Bo Holten
NAXOS 855496 5, track 12

Frederick Delius
Sea drift
Waynflete Singers, Southern Voices, and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra & Chorus conducted by Richard Hickox with baritone Bryn Terfel
CHANDOS 921 4, track 1

Harold Arlen
Get Happy
King's Singers with George Shearing on piano
EMI CDC 7541902, track 14

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1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 27 Sep 2009 18:30

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