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Joseph Cullen

Choral maestro Joseph Cullen celebrates the power of large choral forces and orchestra, introducing music by Mahler, James MacMillan and Bernstein.

Choral maestro Joseph Cullen draws on his own expertise as chorus master to the Huddersfield Choral Society and his long association with the London Symphony Chorus to celebrate the sound of large choral forces and orchestra. He'll explore how the relationship between chorus master, chorus and conductor works, and reveal a few tricks of the trade along the way, with music by Mahler, Bach, James MacMillan and Leonard Bernstein.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Edward Elgar

    The Apostles Op.49

    Conductor: Martyn Brabbins Performer: Christopher Purves Performer: Jean Rigby Performer: John Daszak Performer: Mary Plazas Performer: Paul Whelan Performer: William Dazeley Performer: BBC Philharmonic Performer: Huddersfield Choral Society

  • Leonard Bernstein

    Chichester psalms for treble, chorus and orchestra

    Conductor: Marin Alsop Performer: Bournemouth Symphony Chorus Performer: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Otello - dramma lirico in 4 acts

    Conductor: Colin Davis Performer: Allan Clayton Performer: Ben Johnson Performer: Gerald Finley Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Performer: Matthew Rose Performer: Simon O'Neil Performer: London S O. Performer: London Symphony Chorus

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Magnificat in D major BWV.243

    Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe Performer: Agnes Mellon Performer: Barbara Schlick Performer: Gerard Lesne Performer: Howard Crook Performer: Peter Kooy Performer: La Chapelle Royale Performer: collegium vocale

  • Sir James MacMillan

    St John passion for baritone, choir and orchestra

    Conductor: Colin Davis Performer: London S O. Performer: London Symphony Chorus

  • Maurice Duruflé

    Requiem Op.9

    Conductor: Michel Plasson Performer: Marie-Claire Alain Performer: Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse Performer: Orfeon Donostiarra Chorus

  • Sir George Dyson

    Quo vadis - a cycle of poems for soloists chorus and orchestra

    Conductor: Richard Hickox Performer: Roderick Williams Performer: BBC National Chorus Of Wales Performer: BBC National Orchestra of Wales Performer: Chamber Choir of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

  • Leos Janáček

    Glagolitic mass

    Conductor: Richard Hickox Performer: Adrian Partington Performer: Ameral Gunson Performer: BBC National Chorus Of Wales Performer: BBC National Orchestra of Wales Performer: Bristol Choral Society Performer: Kim Begley Performer: Matthew Best Performer: Susan Bullock

  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony no. 8 (Symphony of a thousand) for soloists, choruses and orchestra

    Conductor: Valery Gergiev Performer: Ailish Tynan Performer: Alexey Markov Performer: Evgeny Nikitin Performer: Lilli Paasikivi Performer: Liudmila Dudinova Performer: Sergey Semishkur Performer: Viktoria Yastrebova Performer: Zlata Bulycheva Performer: Eltham College Choir Performer: London S O. Performer: London Symphony Chorus Performer: Washington Choral Arts Society

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