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The Choir at Proms Extra

Sara Mohr-Pietsch is joined by Blossom Street for more of the best from the choral world, including a discussion about the pros and cons of choral programming.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces a special edition of The Choir, recorded in front of a live audience at Imperial College Union. She is joined by Blossom Street for performances of music ranging from Rachmaninov to Peter Warlock. Organist Robert Quinney joins Sara for a chat about the relationship between choirs and organs, and Sara also opens up a discussion to experts and the audience at Imperial, about the issues surrounding programming choral music whether for a CD, a concert or festival, or for a radio programme.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Gerald Finzi

    Haste on, my joys

    Choir: The Blossom Street Singers. Conductor: Hilary Campbell.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Rest

    Choir: The Blossom Street Singers. Conductor: Hilary Campbell.
  • Thomas Tallis

    O salutaris hostia

    Choir: Tallis Scholars. Conductor: Peter Phillips.
    • Gimell.
    • CDGIM210.
    • 2.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Gloria (Mass in G)

    Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • Signum.
    • SIGCD197.
    • 2.
  • Jaakko Mantyarvi

    Full Fathom Five

    Choir: The Blossom Street Singers. Conductor: Hilary Campbell.
  • Peter Warlock

    The Lady's Birthday

    Choir: The Blossom Street Singers. Conductor: Hilary Campbell.
  • François Couperin

    Kyrie (Messe pour les Convents)

    Choir: Compagnie Musicale Catalane. Performer: Marie‐Claire Alain.
    • Erato.
    • 3984-25507.
    • 2.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Bogoroditse Devo (All-night vigil)

    Choir: The Blossom Street Singers. Conductor: Hilary Campbell.
  • John Newton

    Amazing Grace

    Choir: The Blossom Street Singers. Conductor: Hilary Campbell.

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