The Challenges of Recording Choirs
Music producer Adrian Peacock talks to Aled Jones about the challenges of recording choirs. Plus a catch-up with some of the groups who took part in Radio 3's Wings project.
Music producer Adrian Peacock talks to Aled Jones about the challenges of recording choirs, and introduces Aled to some of his favourite choral recordings.
The programme also catches up with some of the groups who took part in Radio 3's Wings project.
Feature of the Lochranza Choir from the Isle of Arran, Scotland. They took part in the BBC Radio 3âs âWingsâ project â where choirs from all over the country performed Mendelssohnâs âWings of a Doveâ on the same weekend earlier this month.
The Kingâs Singers
Signum SIGCD147 (from their new âRomance du Soirâ album), track 13
Seek him that maketh the Seven Stars
Tenebrae, directed by Nigel Short, Jeremy Filsell (organ)
Signum SIGCD501, track 1
Song for Athene
Kingâs College Cambridge, dir. Stephen Cleobury
New release from EMI
A selection of choirs own recordings of their performances for the Radio 3 âWingsâ project:
The Carol Andrew Singers from Darlington, County Durham, Spalding Parish Church Choir, Worthing Voices and Hambledon Valley Group Choir
Radio 3âs âWingsâ project feature: the Choir of West Derby Parish Church, Liverpool
CBS 80947 (from the album âRags and all the Jazzâ), track 7
Johann Pachelbel arr. Alexander LâEstrange
Tenebrae, directed by Nigel Short
Signum SIGCD050, track 5
Autumn landscapes No.1, 2 & 5
Holst Singers, conducted by Stephen Layton
Hyperion, CDA67601, tracks 15, 16 & 19
Beatus Vir Sanctus Paulus
Choir of Trinity College Cambridge
Radio 3âs âWingsâ project feature: Colmore Junior School choir, Birmingham
Salve Regina 2
Polyphony, directed by Stephen Layton
Hyperion CDA67708, tracks 3 & 11