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Young People Singing

Aled Jones is joined by Paul Hedley and Kathryn Knight to explore some of the innovative ways being used to encourage young people to join choirs.

Aled Jones looks at some of the innovative ways in which young people are being encouraged to join choirs, with Paul Hedley from the "Three Choirs Festival" and Kathryn Knight from "Sing Up". Since its formation in 2007, the success of the singing initiative "Sing Up" has resulted in a further year's funding from the government with the aim of helping it develop on a self sustainable basis.

The TCF Youth Choir was introduced last year by the Three Choirs' Artistic Director, Adrian Partington with the aim of giving young singers the chance to get together to sing traditional choral music to a high standard, without the commitment needed for an adult choir. It seems to have hit the right note, bringing together members from the cathedral's existing youth choir, former choristers from the Three Choirs cathedrals and other young singers located in the areas between Bristol and Birmingham.

Music includes an excerpt from Beethoven's Mass in C, an unusual Shakespeare setting by Berlioz and a selection of music written with Easter in mind.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 24 Apr 2011 18:30

Music Played

  • Traditional Dutch

    Traditional Dutch - This Joyful Eastertide arr. Charles Wood

    Performer: The Cambridge Singers, John Rutter (director)

  • Traditional Namibian

    Halima Pakalasho arr. Katherine Zeserson

    • The Sage Gateshead, Private Sing Up recording.
  • Gustav Holst

    Nunc Dimittis

    Performer: Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse (conductor)

    • Naxos 8.572504.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    The Seamstresses (As Costureiras)

    Performer: The women’s voices from SWR Vokalensemble, Stuttgart, Marcus Creed (conductor)

    • Hänssler Classic CD 93.268.
  • John Rutter

    John Rutter - Hymn to the Creator of Light

    Performer: The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, Timothy Brown (director)

  • Schutz

    History Of The Resurrection: Introitus – Chorus

    Performer: Johan Linderoth (tenor, Evangelist), Ars Nova Copenhagen, Concerto Copenhagen, Sirius Viols, Paul Hillier (conductor)

    • Dacapo 8.226058.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Mass in C - Kyrie and Gloria 

    Performer: The Monteverdi Choir, Charlotte Margiono (soprano), Catherine Robbin (mezzo soprano), William Kendall (tenor), Alastair Miles (bass), Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • DG 453 798-2.
  • Hector Berlioz

    La mort d'Ophélie

    Performer: Sabine Devieilhe. Performer: Anne Le Bozec.

    Performer: The Chamber Choir of the National Orchestra of Lyon, Noël Lee (piano), Bernard Tétu (conductor)

    • Harmonia Mundi HMA 1951293.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Miranda – Fantaisie sur "La Tempête" de Shakespeare

    Performer: The Chamber Choir of the National Orchestra of Lyon, Noël Lee (piano), Bernard Tétu (conductor)

    • Harmonia Mundi HMA 1951293.
  • Christopher Fox

    Sing a New Song

    Performer: The College and Girl’s Choir of St. Catharine’s College, Edward Wickham (director)

    • Private Sing Up recording.
  • Lin Marsh


    Performer: The Sing Up choir

    • Private Sing Up recording.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    Heitor Villa-Lobos - Bachianas Brasilieras no 9

    Performer: SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart, Marcus Creed (conductor)

  • Thomas Tallis

    Christ Rising Again from the Dead

    Performer: Chapelle du Roi, Alistair Dixon (director)

    • Regis RRC 2090A                .


  • Sun 24 Apr 2011 18:30

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