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Voices Now preparations

Sara Mohr-Pietsch visits London's Roundhouse to meet a specially selected group of 15 choirs gathering ahead of 2015's Voices Now festival. Plus Meet My Choir and a Choral Classic.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch visits London's Roundhouse, where a specially selected group of fifteen choirs are gathering ahead of the Voices Now festival in May. Sara joins them as they meet for the first time, begin working together and start making plans for the festival. Meet My Choir features The Buckden Singers, who introduce themselves from their home in the Yorkshire Dales. At five o'clock, Sara's Choral Classic comes from Australia.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Percy Grainger

    I'm Seventeen Come Sunday

    Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Choir: Monteverdi Choir.
    • PHILIPS : 446-657-2.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 1.
  • Trad. Mali

    Denko

    Performer: Chagossian Drums. Choir: Ifield Community College Choir. Conductor: Patrick Allen.
    • BBC Recording.
  • Trad

    LOVELY MOLLY

    Performer: Sam Lee. Music Arranger: Sam Lee. Choir: Roundhouse Choir.
    • The Fade in Time.
    • The Nest Collective Records.
    • 11.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Exceeding Glad shall he be (The King Shall Rejoice)

    Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants. Director: William Christie.
    • Les Arts Florissants Editions.
    • AF004.
    • 1.
  • Robert Nottingham & Jennifer Atkinson

    The Skye Boat Song

    • These Islands.
    • ALBION.
    • 001.
  • John Blow

    I will hearken

    Singer: Timothy Jones. Conductor: Harry Christophers. Choir: The Sixteen. Singer: Robert Macdonald. Singer: Mark Dobell. Orchestra: The Symphony of Harmony and Invention.
    • Coro COR16041.
    • Coro.
    • 10.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Witches' chorus (Macbeth)

    Conductor: Riccardo Muti. Choir: Ambrosian Singers. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • EMI CLASSICS : 5671-282.
    • EMI CLASSICS.
    • 2.
  • John Hoybye

    The Little Mermaid - Sea Witch and stand up, My Dear

    Director: Lone Larsen. Choir: Voces Nordicae.
    • The Magic Paint Brush.
    • Footprint.
    • 003.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Requiem Op.48 for soprano, baritone, chorus and orchestra - Kyrie

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Choir: King's College Cambridge Choir. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
    • KINGS : KGS-0005.
    • KINGS.
    • 002.
  • Percy Grainger

    Shallow Brown

    Choir: Polyphony. Conductor: Stephen Layton. Singer: David Wilson‐Johnson.
    • Hyperion CDH55433.
    • Hyperion.
    • 6.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Salvator mundi Domine Adesto nunc propitius for 5 voices

    Ensemble: Cardinall's Musick. Director: Andrew Carwood.
    • Hyperion CDA 68076.
    • Hyperion.
    • 9.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Which was the son of... for chorus

    Director: Peter Phillips. Choir: Tallis Scholars.
    • Gimell CDGIM 049.
    • Gimell.
    • 009.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Vespro della Beata Vergine [1610] - Laetatus Sum

    Conductor: Harry Christophers. Choir: The Sixteen.
    • Coro COR16126.
    • Coro.
    • 006.

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