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Choral Music to Make You Smile

Aled Jones presents a classic performance from the Hoffnung Music Festival. Plus news from more choirs who have benefited from the BBC's Choral Ambition scheme.

Aled Jones presents a selection of singing to make you smile, including a classic performance from the Hoffnung Music Festival. Plus news from more choirs who have benefited from the BBC's Choral Ambition scheme, and a round up of the remaining category finalists going forward to the final stages of Choir of the Year 2010.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    L'Allegro, Il Penseroso ed il moderato: These delights

    Performers: Martyn Hill (tenor), Monterverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, cond. John Eliot Gardiner

    • Erato: ECD880752.
  • Jaakko Mäntyjärvi

    El Hambo

    Performers: Tapiola Chamber Choir, Hannu Norjanen (conductor)

    • Finlandia, 0927415632.
    • 6.
  • William Byrd

    Tristitia et anxietas

    Performers: The Tallis Scholars

    • Gimell, CDGIM208.
  • César Franck

    Panis Angelicus

    Performers: Warwickshire County Boys’ Choir, Garry Jones (conductor), Julian Grimshaw (accompanist)

  • Ayah Marar

    What shall we do with the drunken sailor,

    Performers: Westminster Boys Choir, Jeremy Walker (conductor), Edmund Joliffe (accompanist)

  • Edmund Hooper

    Edmund Hooper: Flat Service – reconstructed by David Allinson (extract). Performers: Renai

  • Traditional - Aide Momi arr. Anastas Naumov

    Performers: London Bulgarian Choir, Dessislava Stefanova (conductor)

  • Kiril Todorov

    Proshtavai, Mamo

    Performers: London Bulgarian Choir, Dessislava Stefanova (conductor)

    • Private recording.
  • Richard Genée

    Insalata Italiana

    Performers: Janey Hall (soprano), The Turtle Creek Choral, Timothy Seelig (conductor)

    • Reference Recordings, RR-61CD.
    • 13.
  • P.D.Q. Bach

    Knock, Knock

    Performers: The Okay Chorale

    • Telarc CD80239.
    • 16 & 17.
  • Eric Whitacre

    With a Lily in Your Hand

    Performers: Lincoln Minster School Chamber Choir, Aric Prentice (conductor), Bethany-Mae Jeremj (accompanist)

    • Recording from Choir of the Year 2010 Youth Category.
  • Michael Mindingall

    He's Alive

    Performers: St Martin-in-the-fields High School for Girls, Clinton Jordan (conductor), Emlyn Maynard (accompanist)

    • Recording from Choir of the Year 2010 Youth Category.
  • Joseph Horovitz

    Horrortorio

    Performers: Stephen Manton (Narrator & Frankenstein’s son, tenor), April Cantelo (Dracula’s daughter, soprano), Pamela Bowden (Dowager Baroness Frankenstein, contralto), John Frost (Count Dracula, Bass), The Hoffnung Festival Choral Society, Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra, Joseph Horovitz (conductor)

    • EMI CMS7633022,.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Marriage of Figaro Overture arr. Ben Parry

    Performers: Dunedin Consort

    • DCCD102.
    • 11.

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