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Duration:
1 hour, 15 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 16 October 2011

Live from the brand new studios of Media City, in Salford,
BBC Radio 3 hosts the Grand Final of Let the Peoples Sing, 2011, the international competition for amateur choirs. Nine competing vocal groups from across Europe and the USA battle it out in music from Palestrina to Poulenc, György Ligeti to Joni Mitchell, and from Bulgarian folksong to Sami yoiking. And the evening culminates with a guest appearance by the Slovenian choir who were overall winners at the last competition.

Louise Fryer presents this feast of vocal virtuosity, broadcast live to the UK, across Europe and to North America.

Adolf Fredrik's Girls' Choir, Sweden;
Karin Bäckström (conductor).

San Francisco Girls Chorus, USA;
Susan McMane (conductor).

Youth Choir of Tallinn Music High School, Estonia;
Ingrid Kõrvits (conductor).

Dragostin Folk, Bulgaria;
Stefan Dragostinov (conductor).

Vocal Line, Denmark;
Jens Johansen (conductor).

Music Played

13 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Pueri Hebraeorum

    Performers: Adolf Fredrik's Girls' Choir, Sweden, Karin Bäckström (conductor), Magnus Svensson (piano)

  • Image for Xabier Sarasola

    Xabier Sarasola Veni Creator Spiritus

    Performers: Adolf Fredrik's Girls' Choir, Sweden, Karin Bäckström (conductor), Magnus Svensson (piano)

  • Image for Johannes Brahms

    Johannes Brahms Ave Maria Op. 12

    Performers: Adolf Fredrik's Girls' Choir, Sweden, Karin Bäckström (conductor), Magnus Svensson (piano)

  • Image for Randall Thompson

    Randall Thompson Pueri Hebraeorum

    Performers: San Francisco Girls Chorus (USA), Susan McMane (conductor)

  • Image for Cyrillus Kreek

    Cyrillus Kreek Sirisege, sirbikesed (Sing, Sickles: A Harvest Song)

    Performers: Youth Choir of Tallinn Music High School (Estonia), Ingrid Kõrvits (conductor)

  • Image for Jaakko Mäntyjärvi

    Jaakko Mäntyjärvi Ave Maria del Fiore

    Performers: Youth Choir of Tallinn Music High School (Estonia), Ingrid Kõrvits (conductor)

  • Image for Traditional Bulgarian

    Traditional Bulgarian Granny Planted an Onion arr. Dragostinov

    Performers: Dragostin Folk (Bulgaria), Stefan Dragostinov (conductor)

  • Image for Traditional Bulgarian

    Traditional Bulgarian Perushtitsa is in flames arr. Dragostinov

    Performers: Dragostin Folk (Bulgaria), Stefan Dragostinov (conductor)

  • Image for Traditional Bulgarian

    Traditional Bulgarian Yanina arr. Dragostinov

    Performers: Dragostin Folk (Bulgaria), Stefan Dragostinov (conductor)

  • Image for Traditional Bulgarian

    Traditional Bulgarian Ghu-ghu-ghu I-ghu arr. Dragostinov

    Performers: Dragostin Folk (Bulgaria), Stefan Dragostinov (conductor)

  • Image for Joni Mitchell

    Joni Mitchell Blue, arr. Malene Rigtrup

    Performers: Vocal Line (Denmark), Jens Johansen (conductor)

  • Image for Jason Mraz

    Jason Mraz Geek in the Pink, arr. Jens Johansen

    Performers: Vocal Line (Denmark), Jens Johansen (conductor)

  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay Viva La Vida arr. Jens Johansen

    Performers: Vocal Line (Denmark), Jens Johansen (conductor)

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