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Kadavu Choir of Fiji

The Kadavu Choir of Fiji perform in the studio and talk about how they are bringing their national music to Fijians living in the UK, many of whom are serving in the British Army.

The Kadavu Choir, Fiji's most celebrated national choir, interrupt their recent tour of the UK to perform in the studio and discuss their mission to bring the traditional music of their homeland to Fijians living in Britain, many of whom are serving in the British Armed Forces. Aled Jones talks to some of those UK Fijians, who have been attending concerts at barracks in England and Scotland, about what it means to have this rare opportunity to connect with their national culture.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Trad.

    Vucu

    Performers: Kadavu Choir Director: Wavu Naivanawalu

  • Wavu Naivanawalu

    Marau Meda Marau

    Performers: Kadavu Choir Director: Wavu Naivanawalu

  • Trad.

    Songs of Fiji

    Performers: Kadavu Choir Director: Wavu Naivanawalu

  • Trad.

    Isa Vulagi

    Performers: Kadavu Choir Director: Wavu Naivanawalu

  • Eleanor Daley

    In Rememberance

    Performers: Tamesis Chamber Choir Directed: Louise Rapple

  • Francis Poulenc

    Messe en sol majeur: Kyrie & Gloria

    Performers: Choir of St John's College, Cambridge Conductor: George Guest

  • Henry Purcell

    O Sing Unto The Lord

    Performers: Peter Hicks (treble), Iestyn Davies (counter-tenor), James Gilchrist (tenor), Neal Davies (bass), Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge, St. John’s Sinfonia Director: Andrew Nethsingha

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    A Cotswold Romance

    Performers: Rosa Mannion (Mary, soprano), Thomas Randle (Hugh, tenor), Matthew Brook (baritone solo), London Philharmonic Choir, London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Richard Hickox

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