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Aled Jones explores the choral scene in Los Angeles. With the LA Master Chorale, the Los Angeles Children's Chorus and the Philippine Chamber Singers. Music by Reich and Gorecki.

In the first of a two-part special, Aled Jones looks at the choral scene in Los Angeles, featuring interviews and performances by some of the US West Coast's finest singing groups.

Today's programme features the LA Master Chorale, with a feature interview with its Music Director, Grant Gershon, and two of its singers. We also look at one of the most acclaimed youth choirs in America, the Los Angeles Children's Chorus, and drop in at a rehearsal of the Philippine Chamber Singers - just one of the city's diverse array of amateur and semi-professional choirs - originally formed by Filipino emigres to the West Coast.

With works by Reich, Gorecki and Muhly, as well as Filipino traditional folk songs.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 2 Dec 2012 17:30

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Music Played

  • Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

    Lobgesang, Op.76

    Performers: Los Angeles Master Chorale Conductor: Grant Gershon

  • Steve Reich

    III. Shiviti Hashem L'Negdi (I Place The Eternal Before Me)

    Performers: LA Master Chorale Conductor: Grant Gershon

  • Ola Gjeilo

    Ubi Caritas

    Performers: LA Children’s Chorus Chamber Choir Conductor: Anne Tomlinson

  • Nico Muhly

    A Good Understanding

    Performers: Los Angeles Master Chorale + Children’s Chorus, Kimo Smith (organ), Michael Englander (percussion) Conductor: Grant Gershon

  • Trad. arr George Hernandez

    Rosas Pandan

    Performers: Phillipine Chamber Singers, Los Angeles Conductor: Manu Miranda

  • Trad. arr Fabian Obispo

    Chua-Ay

    Performers: Phillipine Chamber Singers, Los Angeles Conductor: Manu Miranda

  • Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

    Miserere

    Performers: Los Angeles Master Chorale Conductor: Grant Gershon

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