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Free Thinking

With an hour of irresistible choral music, and tantalising works for the organ, Greg Beardsell presents Choir and Organ live from the Free Thinking Festival at Sage, Gateshead.

With an hour of irresistible choral music, and tantalising works for the organ, Greg Beardsell presents Choir and Organ live from the Free Thinking Festival at Sage, Gateshead. There will be performances by the Northern Spirit Singers, and also Collective, including an array of music from Byrd to Bennet, and Monteverdi to Makaroff.

Produced by Luke Whitlock for BBC Wales

59 minutes

Last on

Sun 31 Mar 2019 16:00

Music Played

  • Mia Makaroff

    Armottoman Osa (plight of the unloved one)

    Choir: Northern Spirit Singers. Conductor: Michael Summers.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Adoramus te

    Choir: Northern Spirit Singers. Conductor: Michael Summers.
  • Trad.

    Don't you weep when I'm gone

    Choir: Northern Spirit Singers. Conductor: Michael Summers.
  • Gerald Finzi

    My spirit sang all day

    Choir: Northern Spirit Singers. Conductor: Michael Summers.
  • Michael Thomson

    Parc de Paris

    Performer: John Kitchen.
  • George Shearing

    Live with me and be my love, from Songs and Sonnets

    Performer: Kate Halsall. Choir: Collective.
  • George Shearing

    Fie on sinful fantasy, from Songs and Sonnets

    Performer: Kate Halsall. Choir: Collective.
  • John Bennet

    Weep O mine eyes

    Choir: Collective. Conductor: Grace Rossiter.
  • Jonathan Larson

    Seasons of Love (from Rent)

    Performer: Kate Halsall. Choir: Collective.
  • MĂ©lanie Bonis

    Toccata

    Performer: Chantal de Zeeuw.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Verleih uns Frieden

    Performer: Kate Halsall. Choir: Collective.
  • George Gershwin

    'S Wonderful

    Performer: Kate Halsall. Choir: Collective.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Wo soll ich fliehen hin, from Six Schubler Chorales BWV 646

    Performer: Bernard Lagacé.
  • Kate Rusby

    Underneath the Stars

    Choir: Northern Spirit Singers. Conductor: Michael Summers.
  • William Byrd

    Sing Joyfully

    Choir: Northern Spirit Singers. Conductor: Michael Summers.

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