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St Thomas Boys' Choir, Leipzig

Aled Jones marks the 800th anniversary of the St Thomas Boys' Choir in Leipzig, and talks to some of the choirs who are participating in Radio 4's The People's Passion series.

Aled Jones marks the 800th anniversary of the renowned St. Thomas Boys' Choir in Leipzig, and catches up with some of the choirs who are participating in Radio 4's forthcoming "The People's Passion" series. Choirs around the UK are currently learning a specially commissioned mass setting and anthem by acclaimed poet Michael Symmons Roberts and Manchester Carols composer Sasha Johnson Manning. Across the same week as this new work is premiered at Manchester Cathedral on Easter Sunday morning, they'll be joining in with a performance of their own. To find out more about the project, visit bbc.co.uk/peoplespassion.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 11 Mar 2012 17:00

Music Played

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    3 Psalms Op.78 - no.2; Psalm 43 (Judge me, O God)

    Conductor: Georg Christoph BILLER Performer: St Thomas's Church Leipzig Choir

    • Rondeau.
    • ROP-4032.
  • William Walton

    A Litany - Drop, drop slow tears

    Performer: GABRIELI CONSORT, Paul MCCREESH (director)

    • Signum.
    • 281.
  • Friedrich Hollaender

    Guck doch nicht immer nach dem Tangogeiger hin, Arranged by E. GERHARDT

    Performer: Ensemble Vokalzeit, Philip MAYERS (piano)

    • Coviello Classics.
    • CDV-50810.
  • Sasha Johnson Manning

    The People's Passion (rehearsal extract)

    Performer: Jersey Peoples Choir, Kenneth Francis (director) Composer: Arthur SULLIVAN Conductor: Stanford ROBINSON Performer: BBC Wireless Singers

    • COLUMBIA.
    • DB 770-.
    • -1.
  • Peteris Vasks

    Mate saule (Mother Sun)

    Performer: Latvian Radio Choir, Kaspars Putniņš (conductor)

    • Bis.
    • CD 1145.
    • 5.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    O hush thee, my babie

    Performer: BBC Wireless Singers, Stanford Robinson (conductor)

    • COLUMBIA.
    • DB 770.
    • 1.
  • Max Reger

    O wie selig seid ihr doch irh Frommen

    Performer: ST THOMAS'S CHURCH LEIPZIG CHOIR, Georg Christoph BILLER (director)

    • Rondeau.
    • ROP-4032.
  • Johannes Brahms

    2 Motets Op.74 - no.1; Warum ist das Licht gegeben

    Performer: Voces8

    • Signum.
    • SIG CD-283.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata no. 50 BWV.50 (Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft)

    Performer: ST THOMAS'S CHURCH LEIPZIG CHOIR, Georg Christoph BILLER (director)

    • Rondeau.
    • ROP-4031.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata no. 19 BWV.19 (Es erhub sich ein Streit) (extract)

    Performer: ST THOMAS'S CHURCH LEIPZIG CHOIR, Georg Christoph BILLER (director)

    • Rondeau.
    • ROP-4031.
  • Bob Chilcott

    Requiem - Pie Jesu

    Conductor: Matthew OWENS Performer: Jonathan Vaughan (organ), Laurie Ashworth (soprano), NASH ENSEMBLE, WELLS CATHEDRAL CHOIR

    • Hyperion.
    • CDA-67650.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Mass in C major K.167 - Credo

    Conductor: Herbert KEGEL Performer: Leipzig Radio Chorus, Leipzig Radio Orchestra

    • Philips.
    • 422 264-2.

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