Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Musarc, Veljo Tormis

Sara Mohr-Pietsch meets one of the UK's most progressive amateur choirs, Musarc, and reflects on the choral music of Estonian composer Veljo Tormis with conductor Paul Hillier.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch joins Musarc, one of the UK's most progressive choral ensembles. Based at Cass Art, Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University, Musarc explores performance and composition in the context of society, architecture and the city. As they look forward to appearing at Do Disturb, a weekend of events taking place in the Palais de Tokyo in Paris in April, Sara catches up with them during a rehearsal to find out more about their creative process. Paul Hillier, who was for many years the principal conductor of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, reflects on the choral legacy of the Estonian composer Veljo Tormis, who died last month.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 26 Feb 2017 16:00

Music Played

  • Veljo Tormis

    Ingrian Evenings

    Choir: Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoor. Conductor: Tõnu Kaljuste.
    • ECM RECORDS :434 272-2.
    • ECM.
    • 4.
  • Neil Luck

    Bloody Sirens (extract)

    Choir: Musarc. Director: Cathy Heller Jones.
  • Lee Westwood

    The Architect (extract)

    Choir: Musarc. Director: Cathy Heller Jones.
  • William Byrd

    Ave Verum Corpus (extract)

    Choir: Musarc. Director: Cathy Heller Jones.
  • reversioned by Sam Belinfante William Byrd

    Corpus Sonus (extract)

    Choir: Musarc. Director: Cathy Heller Jones.
  • Neil Luck

    Down with the Mistletoe (extract)

    Choir: Musarc. Director: Cathy Heller Jones.
  • Ben Oliver

    Interplay (extract)

    Choir: Musarc. Director: Cathy Heller Jones.
  • Tomás Luis de Victoria

    O Magnum Mysterium

    Choir: Musarc. Director: Cathy Heller Jones.
  • Maria Schultz Appelt & Vocal Line

    It Is White Out There (Det Er Hvidt Herude)

    • It's Coming on Christmas.
    • download.
    • 1.
  • Veljo Tormis

    Laulusild (Bridge of Song)

    Choir: Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoor. Conductor: Paul Hillier.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI : HMU-807485.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 1.
  • Veljo Tormis

    Raua Needmine [Curse Upon Iron]

    Performer: Toivo Kivi. Choir: Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoor. Singer: Mati Turi. Singer: Allan Vurma. Conductor: Tõnu Kaljuste.
    • ECM RECORDS : 465-223 2.
    • ECM RECORDS.
    • 3.
  • Peteris Vasks

    The Fruit Of Silence

    Performer: Huw Watkins. Choir: VOCES8.
    • Decca : 483 0968.
    • Decca.
    • 11.

Broadcast

Choir and Organ Reads

Choir and Organ Reads

Features on all things choir and organ from fantastic fugues to "bonkers" choral works.

Gallery