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Summer Music Season 2014

Sara Mohr-Pietsch previews some of the choral highlights of 2014's summer music season. Plus another of the UK's amateur singing groups in Meet My Choir and Sara's Choral Classic.

In her final live programme before the BBC Proms, Sara Mohr-Pietsch looks ahead to some of the choral highlights in store over the summer. In our regular Meet My Choir feature at 4.30pm she shines a light on the Greatest Hits Choir, from Thame and High Wycombe, directed by former Swingle singer Carol Canning. At 5pm Guillaume de Machaut's era-defining Messe de Notre Dame is Sara's Choral Classic. And she'll be eavesdropping on two very different choral festivals - the World Choir Games in Riga, and the Street Choirs Festival in Hebden Bridge.

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1 hour, 30 minutes


Music Played

  • Yuri Falik

    A Stranger

    Performer: Latvian Radio Choir. Director: Sigvards Kļava.
    • ONDINE : ODE 1226-2.
    • ONDINE.
    • 1.
  • Georgy Sviridov

    Christmas Carol

    Performer: Latvian Radio Choir. Director: Sigvards Kļava.
    • ONDINE : ODE 1226-2.
    • ONDINE.
    • 9.
  • Eve & Austrina

    Laudamus in Domine

    Choir: Lielvarde Children’s Choir, Latvia. Director: Baiba Klepere.
    • Recording from the World Choir Games 2014 Riga.
  • Traditional South Africa

    Bayesa Kusasa

    Choir: Magaliesberg Kinderkoor, from Pretoria, South Africa. Director: Hannelie van Sittert.
    • Recording from the World Choir Games 2014 Riga.
  • Ali Burns

    Diamonds of the Night

    Choir: Hebden Bridge Street Choirs massed sing.
  • Howard Skempton

    My Beloved is Gone Down & How Fair and How Pleasant

    Choir: The Choir of Jesus College Cambridge. Director: Mark Williams.
    • Signum.
    • SIGCD370.
    • 7.
  • Greatest Hits Choir

    Meet My Choir: Greatest Hits Choir

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    St Paul Op.36; pt 1 Mache dich auf! Werde licht!

    Performer: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Richard Hickox. Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-9882.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 15.
  • John Sheppard

    In manus tuas Domine I

    Director: Peter Philips. Choir: Tallis Scholars.
    • GIMMELL : CDGIM-210.
    • GIMMELL.
    • 1.
  • Benjamin Britten

    A.M.D.G. - O Deus, ego amo te

    Choir: London Sinfonietta Chorus. Conductor: Terry Edwards.
    • DECCA : 478 545 0.
    • DECCA.
    • 26.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Beatus vir

    Singer: Matteo Bellotto. Orchestra: Concerto Italiano. Singer: Raffaele Giordani. Singer: Anna Simboli. Singer: Gianluca Ferrarini. Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini. Singer: Luca Dordolo. Singer: Monica Piccinini.
    • NAIVE : OP-30557.
    • NAIVE.
    • 9.
  • Roger Marsh

    Il Cor Tristo - I

    Choir: The Hilliard Ensemble.
    • Il Cor Tristo.
    • ECM New Series.
    • 4.
  • Guillaume de Machaut

    Messe de Notre Dame; Kyrie and Gloria

    Choir: Oxford Camerata. Conductor: Jeremy Summerly.
    • NAXOS : 8.-553833.
    • NAXOS.
    • 1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata no. 192 BWV.192 (Nun danket alle Gott)

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Director: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • SDG11-0.
  • Paul Mealor

    Autumn Evening

    Choir: Les Sirenes. Performer: Andrew Nunn.
    • BBC recording.


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