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Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, Accent, Karen Gibson

Sara Mohr-Pietsch talks to digital vocal group Accent and award-winning choral conductor Karen Gibson. Plus Meet My Choir: Suffolk Singers and Bernstein's Chichester Psalms.

This week Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores a different way to sing together with innovative digital vocal group Accent, whose six members live in five different countries. At half past four, Suffolk Singers, an amateur choral group who love cakes and singing, introduce themselves. Fresh from winning BBC Gospel Choir of the Year, the multiple choir conductor and workshop leader Karen Gibson talks to Sara about the choral music that inspires her, and at five pm Sara's choral classic is one of the twentieth century's most brilliant and technically challenging works, Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms.

First broadcast 04/01/2015.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (BWV 190)

    Performer: Katherine McGillivray. Singer: Peter Harvey. Singer: James Gilchrist. Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Choir: Monteverdi Choir.
    • SOLI DEO GLORIA : SDG-114.
    • 20.
  • George David Weiss

    Too Close for Comfort, arranged by James Rose

    Composer: Lawrence Holofcener. Composer: Jerry Bock. Choir: Accent.
  • Trad.

    Get Away Jordan

    Choir: Accent.
  • Glen Ballard

    Keep the Faith arranged by Simon Akesson

    Composer: Michael Jackson. Composer: Siedah Garrett. Choir: Accent.
  • Adam David Messinger

    Rude, arranged by Simon Akesson

    Performer: Accent. Composer: Nasri Tony Atweh.
  • Marvin Winans

    The Question Is

    Choir: The Winans.
    • The Winans - The Definitive Original Greatest Hits.
    • ARTEMIS.
    • 2.
  • Richard Smallwood

    Jesus lover of my soul (Jesu Joy of man’s desiring)

    Performer: Richard Smallwood. Choir: The Richard Smallwood Singers.
    • Testimony.
    • EMI CMG.
  • City of London Sinfonia

    The Lord bless you and keep you

    Conductor: John Rutter. Choir: The Cambridge Singers.
    • 21.
  • Israel Houghton

    Hosanna (Be Lifted Higher)

    • Israel Houghton - Love God. Love People.
    • Integrity.
    • 12.
  • Shean Roberts

    Speak To Me

    Performer: Pastor David Daniel. Composer: Ruth Waldron. Choir: People's Christian Fellowship Choir.
    • Praise Comes First.
    • Authentic.
    • 11.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Chichester Psalms

    Performer: John Birch. Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Singer: Aled Jones. Conductor: Richard Hickox. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Singer: Stephen Roberts.
    • RPO RECORDS : 40-04.
    • 8.
  • Anders Jormin


    Choir: Trio Mediæval.
    • ECM : 2416 4811160.
    • ECM.
    • 2.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Gloria in D major - opening

    Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Choir: King's College Cambridge Choir. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
    • EMI CLASSICS : 627-937-2.
    • 12.


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