Iestyn Davies, Beethoven Ode to Joy
Sara Mohr-Pietsch is joined by countertenor Iestyn Davies, who talks about his time as a Cambridge chorister under music director George Guest. Plus the Esoterics.
Sara Mohr-Pietsch talks to countertenor, Iestyn Davies about his time as a Cambridge chorister under legendary music director, George Guest, and finds out from founding director Eric Banks about The Esoterics, a choir based in Seattle that performs twentieth century a cappella choral settings of poetry, philosophy, and spiritual writings from around the world. We catch up with Junction 14 Ladies Barbershop Choir in "Meet my choir", and Sara's choral classic is Beethoven's triumphal setting of Schiller's "Ode to Joy", the final movement of his Symphony no.9.
First broadcast in April 2014.