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Louise Fryer presents the grand final of Let the Peoples Sing 2011, the international competition for amateur choirs. With Adolf Fredrik's Girls' Choir, San Francisco Girls' Chorus.

Live from the brand new studios of Media City, in Salford,
BBC Radio 3 hosts the Grand Final of Let the Peoples Sing, 2011, the international competition for amateur choirs. Nine competing vocal groups from across Europe and the USA battle it out in music from Palestrina to Poulenc, György Ligeti to Joni Mitchell, and from Bulgarian folksong to Sami yoiking. And the evening culminates with a guest appearance by the Slovenian choir who were overall winners at the last competition.

Louise Fryer presents this feast of vocal virtuosity, broadcast live to the UK, across Europe and to North America.

Adolf Fredrik's Girls' Choir, Sweden;
Karin Bäckström (conductor).

San Francisco Girls Chorus, USA;
Susan McMane (conductor).

Youth Choir of Tallinn Music High School, Estonia;
Ingrid Kõrvits (conductor).

Dragostin Folk, Bulgaria;
Stefan Dragostinov (conductor).

Vocal Line, Denmark;
Jens Johansen (conductor).

1 hour, 15 minutes

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Sun 16 Oct 2011 18:30

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Music Played

  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

    Pueri Hebraeorum

    Performers: Adolf Fredrik's Girls' Choir, Sweden, Karin Bäckström (conductor), Magnus Svensson (piano)

  • Xabier Sarasola

    Veni Creator Spiritus

    Performers: Adolf Fredrik's Girls' Choir, Sweden, Karin Bäckström (conductor), Magnus Svensson (piano)

  • Johannes Brahms

    Ave Maria Op. 12

    Performers: Adolf Fredrik's Girls' Choir, Sweden, Karin Bäckström (conductor), Magnus Svensson (piano)

  • Randall Thompson

    Pueri Hebraeorum

    Performers: San Francisco Girls Chorus (USA), Susan McMane (conductor)

  • Cyrillus Kreek

    Sirisege, sirbikesed (Sing, Sickles: A Harvest Song)

    Performers: Youth Choir of Tallinn Music High School (Estonia), Ingrid Kõrvits (conductor)

  • Jaakko Mäntyjärvi

    Ave Maria del Fiore

    Performers: Youth Choir of Tallinn Music High School (Estonia), Ingrid Kõrvits (conductor)

  • Traditional Bulgarian

    Granny Planted an Onion arr. Dragostinov

    Performers: Dragostin Folk (Bulgaria), Stefan Dragostinov (conductor)

  • Traditional Bulgarian

    Perushtitsa is in flames arr. Dragostinov

    Performers: Dragostin Folk (Bulgaria), Stefan Dragostinov (conductor)

  • Traditional Bulgarian

    Yanina arr. Dragostinov

    Performers: Dragostin Folk (Bulgaria), Stefan Dragostinov (conductor)

  • Traditional Bulgarian

    Ghu-ghu-ghu I-ghu arr. Dragostinov

    Performers: Dragostin Folk (Bulgaria), Stefan Dragostinov (conductor)

  • Joni Mitchell

    Blue, arr. Malene Rigtrup

    Performers: Vocal Line (Denmark), Jens Johansen (conductor)

  • Jason Mraz

    Geek in the Pink, arr. Jens Johansen

    Performers: Vocal Line (Denmark), Jens Johansen (conductor)

  • Coldplay

    Viva La Vida arr. Jens Johansen

    Performers: Vocal Line (Denmark), Jens Johansen (conductor)

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