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Michael Bawtree, Choir of the Year

Aled Jones talks to conductor Michael Bawtree about the logistics of bringing several choirs together for a performance. Plus more category finalists from 2010's Choir of the Year.

It's something which orchestral conductors rarely have to worry about, but in the choral world it happens often: Aled Jones talks to conductor Michael Bawtree about the logistics of bringing several choirs together for a performance. Plus two more category finalists from this year's Choir of the Year, and music from Eric Whitacre, Mendelssohn and James MacMillan.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Carl Orff

    O Fortuna (from Carmina Burana)

    Performers: Bavarian Radio Chorus, Bavarian Radio Orchestra, Daniel Harding (conductor)

    • DG 477 8778.
    • 1.
  • Carl Orff

    Tanz - Reie (from Carmina Burana)

    Performers: Bavarian Radio Chorus, Bavarian Radio Orchestra, Daniel Harding (conductor)

    • DG 477 8778.
  • Spiritual arr. Richard Allain

    Didn't my Lord Deliver Daniel

    Performers: Wellensian Consort, Christopher Finch (conductor)

    • BBC Recording from the Choir of the Year 2010 Adult Category finals.
  • Eric Whitacre

    Lux Aurumque

    Performer: Reading Phoenix Choir, Stephen Tyler (director)

    • BBC Recording from the Choir of the Year 2010 Adult Category finals.
  • Sir James MacMillan

    A New Song

    Performers: The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (conductor), Christopher Glynn (organ)

    • CORO COR16071.
    • 9.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Magnificat

    Performers: Andrea Brown (soprano), Monica Groop (alto), Werner Güra (tenor), Michael Volle (bass), Stuttgart Chamber Choir, Bremen Chamber Orchestra, Frieder Bernius (conductor)

    • CARUS 83216.
    • 1 to 7.

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