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Britten's Hymn to St Cecilia

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch, who is joined by TV presenter Alexander Armstrong. Meet My Choir features Canoryon Lowen and Sara's Choral Classic is Britten's Hymn to St Cecilia.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents Radio 3's weekly celebration of singing together. Comedian, actor and presenter Alexander Armstrong talks to Sara about his favourite choral music. Amateur choir, Canoryon Lowen, introduce themselves in Meet My Choir. To round things off, a 20th-century masterpiece, Britten's Hymn to St Cecilia, is Sara's Choral Classic.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 22 Nov 2015 16:00


Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    O Praise The Lord with One Consent: Opening chorus

    Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Stephen Layton. Choir: Trinity College Cambridge Choir.
    • HYPERION : CDA-67737.
    • 1.
  • Deirdre McKay


    Choir: National Chamber Choir Of Ireland. Conductor: Celso Antunes.
    • Contemporary Music from Ireland Vol. 8.
    • Contemporary Music Centre.
    • 5.
  • Anon.

    Hail, O Virgin

    Choir: Resurrection Vocal Ensemble Of St Petersburg. Conductor: Jurij Maruk.
  • Louie Robinson


    Choir: Sweet Honey in the Rock.
    • Twenty Five.
    • Ryko Disc.
    • 8.
  • William Mundy

    Adhaesit Pavimento

    Choir: Marian Consort. Conductor: Rory McCleery.
    • DELPHIAN : DCD34160.
    • 14.
  • Henry Purcell

    Hear My Prayer, O Lord

    Choir: Trinity College Cambridge Choir. Director: Richard Marlow.
    • CONIFER : CDCF-152.
    • CONIFER.
    • 14.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Jesu, meine Freude (chorale)

    Ensemble: Japan Bach Collegium. Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki.
    • BIS : SACD-1841.
    • BIS.
    • 6.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Cloud Capp'd Towers (3 Shakespeare Songs)

    Choir: Holst Singers. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
    • HYPERION : CDA-667777.
    • 3.
  • England.Traditional

    Christians Awake!

    Music Arranger: Richard Marlow. Choir: Trinity College Cambridge Choir. Director: Richard Marlow.
    • BMG CONIFER : 75605 570562.
    • BMG CONIFER :.
    • 19.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Hymn to St Cecilia

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • COLLINS CLASSICS : 1286-2.
    • 13.
  • Cecilia McDowall

    Dance for the Feast of Everything that Grows (Five Seasons)

    Choir: Canterbury Chamber Choir. Orchestra: Orchestra Nova. Conductor: George Vass.
    • Dutton Digital CDLX 7230.
    • Dutton Digital.
    • 22.
  • Edward Elgar

    There is Sweet Music (4 Choral Songs Op 53)

    Choir: Royal Holloway Choir, University of London. Conductor: Rupert Gough.
    • HYPERION : CDA 68047.
    • 6.
  • Cole Porter

    Tag und Nacht

    Choir: Die Singphoniker.
    • CPO 999 201-2.
    • CPO.
    • 16.


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