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28/09/2008

Aled Jones talks to Harry Christophers, the founder of one of the UK’s most successful vocal ensembles, The Sixteen. Plus news from YL, one of Finland’s oldest male voice choirs.

Aled Jones talks to conductor Harry Christophers, the founder and driving force behind one of the UK’s most successful vocal ensembles, The Sixteen. Since it was formed twenty-nine years ago by Harry the Sixteen has grown from strength to strength. The group performs music ranging from early English polyphony to the twentieth century, a point which reflects the wide range of musical interests Harry has fostered over the years. Plus there’s news from YL, one of Finland’s oldest male voice choirs about a forthcoming release.

Playlist:

The Rolling Stones: You can’t always get what you want (extract)
VIRGIN CDVD 2964 1/6

John Sheppard: Libera mos, salva nos I
The Sixteen conducted by Harry Christophers, with trebles Carolyn Sampson and Ruth Dean
Coro 16037, track 12

Mozart: Ave verum Corpus (K618)
The Sixteen and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, conducted by
Harry Christophers
Coro 16057, track 1

Britten: Ceremony of Carols
This Little Babe
Choristers of Canterbury Cathedral with Harry Christophers
Private tape

Handel: The Dettingen Te Deum
Thou sittest at the right hand of God
Soloists: Christopher Tipping (alto), Harry Christophers (tenor), Michael Pearce (bass) with the Choir of Westminster Abbey and The English Concert directed by Simon Preston, with Trevor Pinnock on organ
DG Archiv 410 647-2, track 11

Robert White: Motet Regina coeli
The Clerkes of Oxenford conducted by David Wulstan
Calliope CAL 9623, track 8

Victoria: Lamentations for Maundy Thursday pt 1
The Sixteen conducted by Harry Christophers
Coro 16021, track 1

Giles Swayne: Cry for 28 amplified solo voices
3rd movement, Sea, Dry Land, Vegetation
BBC Singers conducted by John Poole
NMC D016, track 3

Jolivet: I from Épithalame
The Sixteen conducted by Harry Christophers
Coro 16023, track 1

Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
The Sixteen conducted by Harry Christophers
Coro 16013, track 1

Handel: Messiah
For unto us a child is born
The Sixteen conducted by Harry Christophers
Coro 16062, track 12

Frank Martin: Mass for Double Choir
Agnus Dei
The Sixteen, conducted by Harry Christophers
Coro 16029, track 28

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