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Choral Tourism

Sara Mohr-Pietsch discusses choral holidays, talks to singer and vocal coach Linda Hirst about her life in choral music, and introduces Vaughan Williams's Serenade to Music as her Choral Classic. Plus amateur chorister, Ali Masters of Tilehurst Rock Choir invites listeners to 'Meet my Choir'.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Four Seasons - Winter

    Choir: Accentus Chamber Choir. Music Arranger: Franck Krawczyk. Conductor: Laurence Equilbey.
    • Naive : V5290.
    • Naive.
    • 1.
  • Judith Bingham

    The Lord to Me a Shepherd is

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Signum SIGCD144.
    • Signum.
    • 3.
  • Bix Beiderbecke

    In a Mist

    Ensemble: The Swingle Singers.
    • CBS : CBS-80947.
    • CBS.
    • 4.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Le Ballet des ombres Op.2

    Conductor: Bernard Tétu. Performer: Noel Lee. Choir: Chamber Choir of the National Orchestra of Lyon.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI : HMA-1951293.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 1.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Le Trebuchet

    Performer: Chamber Choir of the National Orchestra of Lyon. Conductor: Bernard Tétu.
    • Harmonia Mundi : 1951293.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 14.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Serenade to Music (ending)

    Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Matthew Best. Singer: Amanda Roocroft. Singer: Anne Dawson. Singer: Linda Kitchen. Singer: Elizabeth Connell. Singer: Sarah Walker. Singer: Jean Rigby. Singer: Diana Montague. Singer: Catherine Wyn‐Rogers. Singer: John Mark Ainsley. Singer: Martyn Hill. Singer: Arthur Davies. Singer: Maldwyn Davies. Singer: Gwynne Howell. Singer: Thomas S. Allen. Singer: Alan Opie. Singer: John Connell.
    • HYPERION : CDA 66420-.
    • HYPERION.
    • 1.
  • Thomas Weelkes

    Thule, the Period of Cosmographie

    Ensemble: The Hilliard Ensemble. Director: Paul Hillier.
    • VIRGIN : 561-671 2.
    • VIRGIN.
    • 5.
  • Antonio Lotti

    Crucifixus

    Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • SIGNUM : CLASSICS-085.
    • SIGNUM.
    • 8.
  • Nicholas Maw

    Five Irish songs: 4. Ringleted youth of my Love

    Choir: Schola Cantorum of Oxford. Conductor: Mark Shepherd.
    • HYPERION : CDA-67615.
    • HYPERION.
    • 17.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    Trois Petites Liturgies II. Sequence du Verbe, Cantique Divin

    Performer: Paul Jacobs. Choir: Women's Chorus of the Choral Art Society. Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Performer: John Canarina. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Vespers: Psalmus IV: Nisi Dominus

    Conductor: Andrew Parrott. Ensemble: Taverner Consort. Choir: Taverner Choir.
    • EMI : CC-33336768.
    • EMI.
    • 13.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Serenade to Music (extract)

    Conductor: Henry Wood. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
    • PEARL : GEMM-CD 9342.
    • PEARL.
    • 2.

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