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Choir of the Year 2014 Adult Category

Sara Mohr-Pietsch features the adult category from the Finals of Choir of the Year 2014. Plus Meet My Choir and another Choral Classic.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents the final of four special programmes featuring highlights from the Category Finals of Choir of the Year 2014. Today she introduces the adult choirs who took part at London's Royal Festival Hall. At half past four, another of the UK's amateur choral groups introduce themselves in 'Meet My Choir'. Sara also introduces Copland's In the Beginning as her Choral Classic.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata no. 70 BWV.70 (Wachet, betet, seid bereit allezeit)

    Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Performer: English Baroque Soloists. Performer: Monteverdi Choir.
    • SDG-162.
  • Will Todd

    Christus est Stellar

    Performer: Andy King. Performer: Northern Spirit Singers.
  • Paul Basler


    Conductor: Eilir Owen Griffiths. Performer: Cor CF1. Performer: Rhiannon Pritchard.
  • Will Todd

    My Lord has come

    Performer: Alvin Alison. Performer: DARREN BARTLETT. Performer: Salvacosta.
  • Mary McDonald

    At Calvery

    Performer: Kevin Whitley. Performer: Phillips, Aled. Performer: Côr Meibion Rhosllanerchrugog.
  • ANON

    Cantemus in omni die

    Conductor: Geoffrey Webber. Performer: Barnaby Brown. Performer: Liam Crangle. Performer: Simon O'Dwyer. Performer: Gonville and Caius Coll. Cambridge Choir.
    • DCD-34137.
  • Henry Cowell

    Sweet was the song the Virgin sung

    Conductor: Paul Hillier. Performer: Fergal Caulfield. Performer: National Chamber Choir of Ireland.


  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

    Stabat mater dolorosa

    Conductor: George Guest. Performer: David Hill. Performer: Argo Chamber Orchestra. Performer: St John's College Cambridge Choir.
    • Decca.
    • 443 868 2.
  • Cecilia McDowall

    Night Flight: Crew Landing

    Conductor: Graham Ross. Performer: Joy Lisney. Performer: Clare College Cambridge Choir.

    Lullaby for the Witching Hour

    Performer: ANNA SNOW. Performer: Kerry Andrew. Performer: SARAH DACEY.
    • Nonclassical.
    • NONCLSS012.
  • Franz Schubert

    Psalm 23 (Gott ist mein Hirt)

    Conductor: Geoffrey Webber. Performer: David Ward. Performer: Gonville and Caius Coll. Cambridge Choir.
    • CDC 34124.
  • Aaron Copland

    In the beginning

    Conductor: Ben Parry. Performer: Dunedin Consort.
    • CKD 1-17.
  • (Trad)

    Easel al Sawi

    Performer: Nawa.
    • Lost Origin Sound Series from the album 'Ancient Sufi Invocations And Forgotten Songs From Aleppo'.
    • Vol. 1.
    • 2.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Ave Maria

    Conductor: Benjamin Nicholas. Performer: Merton College Oxford Choir.
    • Delphian.
    • DCD-34144.
  • Jaakko Mäntyjärvi

    El Hambo

    Performer: Andy King. Performer: Northern Spirit Singers.


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