Myths and Legends, Shillong Chamber Choir
Aled Jones considers how myths and legends have inspired composers including Martinu, Wagner and Sibelius to write choral works. Aled also talks to conductor Neil Nongkynrih.
Aled Jones looks at the different ways in which myths and legends have inspired a range of composers including Martinu, Wagner and Sibelius to write choral works, and plays part of a new work by Francis Pott which draws its inspiration from the values of sixteenth century composers like Byrd and Tallis. He also talks to Neil Nongkynrih, the dynamic conductor of the Shillong Chamber Choir, a group from a remote part of North East India, about their kind of choral singing, which ranges from Handel to Bollywood.