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St Thomas Boys' Choir, Leipzig

Aled Jones marks the 800th anniversary of the renowned St. Thomas Boys' Choir in Leipzig, and catches up with some of the choirs who are participating in Radio 4's forthcoming "The People's Passion" series. Choirs around the UK are currently learning a specially commissioned mass setting and anthem by acclaimed poet Michael Symmons Roberts and Manchester Carols composer Sasha Johnson Manning. Across the same week as this new work is premiered at Manchester Cathedral on Easter Sunday morning, they'll be joining in with a performance of their own. To find out more about the project, visit

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1 hour, 30 minutes

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Sun 11 Mar 2012 17:00