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Elin Manahan Thomas

Soprano Elin Manahan Thomas reflects on a lifetime of singing with choirs, both in the choral ranks and as a soloist. She introduces some favourite works for choir and solo voice.

Soprano Elin Manahan Thomas reflects on a lifetime of singing with choirs; in the choral ranks and as a soloist. She introduces some of her favourite works for choir that also feature a solo voice, including movements from Mozart's Mass in C minor and Brahms's Requiem, and an unusual setting of the story of creation by Aaron Copland.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 16 Jun 2013 17:00

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Laudate Dominum

    performer: The Cambridge Singers performer: Elin Manahan Thomas (Soprano) performer: Aurora Orchestra conductor: John Rutter

  • William Walton

    Set me as a Seal

    performer: The Cambridge Singers performer: Benjamin Alden performer: Grace Davidson (Soprano) conductor: John Rutter

  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G Op.81

    performer: Choir of Kings College, Cambridge performer: Alastair Hussain (Treble) performer: Francis Brett (Bass) performer: James Vivian (Organ) conductor: Stephen Cleobury

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Kyrie (from Mass in C Minor-K.427 )

    performer: Monteverdi Choir performer: Sylvia McNair (Soprano) performer: English Baroque Soloists conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Lamento della ninfa

    performer: Soloists of the Cappella Musicale di S.Petronio performer: Gloria Banditelli (Soprano) performer: Alessandro Carmignani (Tenor) performer: Roberto Abbondanza (Tenor) performer: Antonio Abete (Bass) performer: Andrea Damiani (Chitarrone) performer: Sergio Vartolo (Harpsichord & Direction)

  • Johannes Brahms

    Herr, lehre doch mich (from A German Requiem)

    performer: The Schutz Choir of London performer: Olaf Bar (Baritone) performer: London Classical Players conductor: Roger Norrington

  • Aaron Copland

    In the beginning

    performer: Dunedin Consort performer: Sally Bruce-Payne (Mezzo Soprano) conductor: Ben Parry

  • Gregorio Allegri

    Miserere

    performer: Tenebrae performerL Grace Davidson (Soprano) conductor: Nigel Short

  • Sir James MacMillan

    O bone Jesu

    performer: The Sixteen conductor: Harry Christophers

  • Howard Goodall

    The Lord Is My Shepherd

    performer: Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford performer: London Musici performer: Theo Armon-Jones (Treble) conductor: Stephen Darlington

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