Robert Shaw Chorale

Formed 1948. Disbanded 1965
Robert Shaw Chorale
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1948
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Robert Shaw Chorale

Robert Shaw Chorale Biography (Wikipedia)

The Robert Shaw Chorale was a renowned professional choir founded in New York City in 1948 by Robert Shaw, a Californian who had been drafted out of college a decade earlier by Fred Waring to conduct his glee club in radio broadcasts. The Chorale enjoyed an intermittent existence, being formed and re-formed on an ad hoc basis for national and international tours and several RCA Victor recordings, its personnel count ranging from around thirty to around sixty voices depending on repertoire requirements. The Chorale ceased operations permanently in 1965, shortly before Shaw assumed the post of Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. During its existence the Robert Shaw Chorale became arguably the best-known and most widely respected professional choral organization in the United States, with repertoire ranging from J.S. Bach to folk music and Broadway theatre tunes. The group's album recording "Christmas Hymns And Carols" released in November 1957 was certified gold in August 1964 by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). This recording peaked at #5 on Billboard's Top Pop Album Chart. The group made several tours sponsored by the U.S. State Department as part of a cultural exchange program, including 21 European and Mid-eastern countries in 1956; South America; and in 1962, a seven-week tour of Russia.

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Haul Away, Joe; Blow the Man Down [ Long-Haul & Short Haul Sea Shanties ]
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Haul Away, Joe; Blow the Man Down [ Long-Haul & Short Haul Sea Shanties ]
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Hallelujah (Short)
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Hallelujah (Short)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Sleepers Awake (Cantata BWV140)
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Sleepers Awake (Cantata BWV140)
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Hallelujah
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Hallelujah
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Wunderbar
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Wunderbar
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We Three Kings
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We Three Kings
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Carol Of The Bells
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Carol Of The Bells
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Wagner: Lohengrin: Bridal Chorus
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Wagner: Lohengrin: Bridal Chorus
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Humming Chorus
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Humming Chorus
Johannes Brahms
Gesang der Parzen
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Gesang der Parzen
Stephen Foster
Ring de Banjo
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Ring de Banjo
Oscar Shumsky
Mass in B minor BWV.232 - Laudamus te
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Mass in B minor  BWV.232 - Laudamus te
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Were You There When They Crucified My Lord
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Were You There When They Crucified My Lord
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Swing Low Sweet Chariot
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Swing Low Sweet Chariot
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Fa Una Canzone
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Fa Una Canzone
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Battle Hymn Of The Republic
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Battle Hymn Of The Republic
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