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Choir of the Year 2010/Latin American Choral Music

Aled Jones catches up with the latest news from the Choir of the Year 2010 competition, already in full swing all round the country, plus he samples the foot-tapping choral rhythms of Latin America.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Traditional - L'Atibonite Oh

    Performers: Creole Choir of Cuba

  • Héctor Stamponi

    El Ultimo Café

    Performers: Creative Voices

  • John Kander

    Cabaret Medley (arr. Brendan Ashe)

    Performers: The Holles Singers, Hampton, Brendan Ashe (piano), Miranda Ashe (conductor)

  • Electric Light Orchestra

    Mr. Blue Sky (Radio 2 in Hyde Park 2014)

    Performers: Funky Voices

  • Queen

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    Performers: Ysgol Glanaethwy Senior Choir

  • Osvaldo Golijov

    La Pasión según San Marcos (opening)

    Performers: Reynaldo González-Fernandez (vocalist), Gioconda Cabrera (vocalist), Manolo Mairena (vocalist), Alex Alvear (vocals), Schola Cantorum de Venezuela, Orquesta La Pasión, Members of the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, María Guinand (conductor)

    • Deutsche Grammophon 4777461.
    • 1 to 8.
  • Alberto Ginastera

    The Lamentations of Jeremiah Op.14

    Performers: The Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola, Kent Tritle (director)

    • MSR MS1251.
    • 1 to 3.
  • Traditional - Wade in the Water (arr. Birgitta Keynon)

    Performers: The Voice Squad Seniors, Birgitta Keynon (director & pianist)

  • Jorge Ben Jor

    Mas Que Nada (arr. Birgitta Keynon)

    Performers: The Voice Squad Seniors, Birgitta Keynon (director & pianist)

  • Kenneth Leighton

    Hymn to the Trinity

    Performers: Reading Phoenix Choir

  • Juan de Araujo

    Los coflades de la estleya

    Performers: Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore (conductor)

    • Hyperion CDA67380.
    • 6.
  • Astor Piazzolla

    Milonga del Angel & La Muerte del Angel

    Performers: Buenos Aires 8

    • Music Hall 12921.
  • Traditional - Edem Chanté

    Performers: Creole Choir of Cuba


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