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Choir of the Year 2016, Gorecki's Totus Tuus

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch. With highlights from the category finals of Choir of the Year, Meet My Choir, some choral surprises and Sara's Choral Classic: Gorecki's Totus Tuus.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch with Radio 3's weekly celebration of singing together. Today there's highlights from the category finals of Choir of the Year, the UK-wide biennial competition for amateur choirs of any size from 8 to 100, a chance to meet an amateur choir in our regular spot, "Meet My Choir", a sprinking of choral surprises and Sara's choral classic is Gorecki's profoundly moving Totus Tuus.

1 hour


Music Played

  • Shop Direction

    Happy Together

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Magnificat in D, BWV 243

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • PHILIPS : 411-458-2.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 1.
  • Jeff Howard


  • Robert Ramsey

    How are the Mighty Fallen

    Choir: Clare College Cambridge Choir. Conductor: Graham Ross.
    • Remembrance.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 5.
  • Shop Direction

    Proud Mary

  • Shop Direction


  • Shop Direction

    Happy Together

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Eviva Beviam (Ernani)

    Performer: Kevin Whitley. Choir: John's Boy. Conductor: Aled Philips.
  • George Shearing

    Lullaby of Birdland

    Music Arranger: Alexander L’Estrange. Choir: Grosvenor Chorale. Conductor: Craig Edwards.
  • Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

    Totus Tuus

    Performer: Holst Singers. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
    • Svirdov: The Bright Fields and the Wizard; Sorcerer from Songs of Troubled Times.
    • 16.


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