Celebrating Choirs

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Duration: 40 minutes

A celebration of the best of British choirs featuring Only Men Aloud, London Community Gospel Choir, Voces8 and the Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year finalists. Presented by Aled Jones from the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London's Southbank Centre.

Music Played

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  • Image for Robert Prizeman

    Robert Prizeman Songs of Praise Signature Tune

    Arranged: especially for the 2010 competition and not commercially available

  • Image for Only Men Aloud

    Only Men Aloud One Voice

    Words: Barry Manilow This song is available on the CD – Only Men Aloud

  • Image for London Community Gospel Choir

    London Community Gospel Choir Glory, Glory, Hallelujah:

    Words & Music: Julia Ward Howe & Steffe William Arranger: Gordon Lorenz & Ernest Haywood This Song is available on the CD - London Community Gospel Choir- Glorious

  • Image for Ballyholme Primary School, Putney High School Junior Department & all choirs and congregation at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall.

    Ballyholme Primary School, Putney High School Junior Department & all choirs and congregation at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. Let There Be Peace On Earth

    Words & Music: Sy Miller and Jill Jackson Arranger: Ray Monk

  • Image for Voces 8

    Voces 8 Nunc Dimitis

    Words: Liturgical Composer: Gustav Holst This song is available on the CD – Voces8 Evensong

  • Image for Only Men Aloud

    Only Men Aloud Cwm Rhondda

    Words: William Williams Composer: John Hughes Arranger: Simon Franglen & Tim Rhys- Evans This song is available on the CD – Only Men Aloud

  • Image for Maria Fidelis Convent School, St Aidan’s CofE High School, Rugby School & all choirs and congregation at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall.

    Maria Fidelis Convent School, St Aidan’s CofE High School, Rugby School & all choirs and congregation at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. Let All The World In Every Corner Sing

    Tune: Luckington Music: Basil Harwood Words: George Herbert Arranger: Geoff Ellerby

  • Factsheet for Sunday 25th April

    Presented by Aled Jones.

  • PERFORMERS

    ONLY MEN ALOUD

    Only Men Aloud is a male voice choir from Wales. The choir came to national prominence in the UK when they won the BBC Last Choir Standing competition during 2008. The choir was formed by Tim Rhys-Evans, a classically trained singer and former musical director of Welsh National Youth Opera. It has 19 members and is based in Cardiff. Following Last Choir Standing, choir signed a five-record deal with Universal Music and released their first album. They performed with Josh Groban at The Royal Variety Performance in 2008.

    The choir embarked on their first UK tour in 2009. In October 2009, the choir's second album, Band of Brothers, went straight to Number One in the UK Classical Charts, where it remained for three weeks.

    Only Men Aloud website
  • LONDON COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHOIR

    The London Community Gospel Choir are a successful gospel choir , largely recognized as the pioneers of Gospel music in the UK. The London Community Gospel Choir was founded in 1982 by the Reverend Bazil Meade with the assistance of Lawrence Johnson, Delroy Powell and John Francis.

    They are often described as adaptable, flexible and dynamic melodies with rich harmonies whether they are performing as an octet or a 30-strong choir. LCGC is known for their funk-flavored gospel flair, swing-beat, R'n'B, traditional and soulful arrangements, with invigorating choreography and vocal gymnastics.

    In 2009 they recorded a charity single for War Child along with other major UK stars. On the 25th of October 2009 the single reached 10 in the UK Singles Chart giving London Community Gospel Choir, their first top ten hit.

    London Community Gospel Choir website
  • Voces8

    Voces8 is an international award winning a cappella octet from the United Kingdom formed in 2005. They have established themselves as the young British Acapella group performing diverse repertoire ranging from early English and European Renaissance choral work, to their own arrangements of jazz and pop songs.

    Voces8 is the flagship ensemble of Voces Cantabiles Music, a music foundation based in South East England. Voces8 performs in concert internationally, and won 1st prize and the audience vote for Best Act at the challenging International Choral Competition in Gorizia, Italy, 2005. In 2006 Voces8 won two first prizes at the international choral competition in Tolosa, Spain.

    Voces8 website
  • LOCATION:

    SOUTHBANK CENTRE’S QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL
    BELVEDERE ROAD, LONDON, SE1 8XX
    Tel: 020 7960 4200

    Southbank Centre website

Credits

Presenter
Aled Jones
Presenter
Jodie Prenger
Presenter
Mica Paris
Director
Julian Smith
Producer
Tony Followell
Executive Producer
Tommy Nagra

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