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Let the Peoples Sing Gala Concert

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 30 October 2011

Aled Jones introduces highlights from the Gala Concert given at the recent "Let the Peoples Sing" international choral competition, organised biennially by the European Broadcasting Union and hosted this year by BBC Radio 3 in the new studios of Media City in Salford. Under the banner "Singing the world", choirs from Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Bulgaria, Slovenia and Norway and two British choirs, the Wellensian Consort and the choir of Ifield Community College from Crawley in Sussex, take a tour of the musical traditions of different cultures and nations.

Music Played

21 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Traditional Bulgarian

    Traditional Bulgarian Gandyovitsa Arr. Stefan Dragostinov

    Performers: Dragostin Folk, Stefan Dragostinov (conductor)

  • Image for Veljo Tormis

    Veljo Tormis Lauliku lapsepõli (The Singer's Childhood)

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

  • Image for Arvo Pärt

    Arvo Pärt Peace Upon You, Jerusalem

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

  • Image for Veljo Tormis

    Veljo Tormis Käsikivimäng (Hand Mill Game)

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

  • Image for Heikki Klemetti

    Heikki Klemetti Christus pro nobis Passus

    Finnish Vocal Ensemble, Eric-Olof Söderström (conductor)

  • Image for Toivo Kuula

    Toivo Kuula Virta venhettä vie (Drifting on the Stream)

    Performers: Finnish Vocal Ensemble, Eric-Olof Söderström (conductor)

  • Image for Traditional Swedish

    Traditional Swedish Kristallen den fina Arr. Jan Åke Hillerud

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

  • Image for Zoltán Kodály

    Zoltán Kodály Villö

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

  • Image for Emma Björling

    Emma Björling Mitt hela hjärta (You are the One That Captured my Heart)

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

  • Image for Jaakko Mäntyjärvi

    Jaakko Mäntyjärvi Pseudo-Yoik Lite

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

  • Image for Attrib. Henry VIII

    Attrib. Henry VIII Pastime With Good Company

    Performers: Ifield Community College Choir, Patrick Allen (conductor)

  • Image for Ysaye M. Barnwell

    Ysaye M. Barnwell Breaths

    Performers: Ifield Community College Choir, Patrick Allen (conductor)

  • Image for Traditional South African

    Traditional South African Shosoloza Arr. Memeza

    Performers: Ifield Community College Choir, Patrick Allen (conductor)

  • Image for Traditional Bulgarian

    Traditional Bulgarian Rofinka Arr. Stefan Dragostinov

    Performers: Dragostin Folk, Stefan Dragostinov (conductor)

  • Image for Traditional Bulgarian

    Traditional Bulgarian Digu-digu Di Arr. Stefan Dragostinov

    Performers: Dragostin Folk, Stefan Dragostinov (conductor)

  • Image for William Harris

    William Harris Faire is the heaven

    Performers: Wellensian Consort, Christopher Finch (conductor)

  • Image for Bob Chilcott

    Bob Chilcott I Share Creation - iii) The innermost house, iv) Come to the great world

    Performers: Wellensian Consort, Christopher Finch (conductor)

  • Image for Halfdan Kjerulf

    Halfdan Kjerulf Over de høje Fjelde

    Performers: Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening, Marit Tøndel Bodsberg (conductor)

  • Image for Traditional

    Traditional No kjem de med bruregrauten Arr. Tore Johansen

    Performers: Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening, Marit Tøndel Bodsberg (conductor)

  • Image for Traditional Slovenian

    Traditional Slovenian Bog daj, bog daj (Midsummer Night Dance)

    Performers: St. Stanislav's Girls' Choir, Ljubljana, Helena Fojkar Zupančič (conductor)

  • Image for Traditional Slovenian

    Traditional Slovenian Zdaj smo delo dokon?ali (We have finished our work) Arr. Ivan Florjanc

    Performers: St. Stanislav's Girls' Choir, Ljubljana, Helena Fojkar Zupančič (conductor)

  • Dragostin Folk about to perform in the BBC studio in Salford

    Dragostin Folk about to perform in the BBC studio in Salford

    Dragostin Folk

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