Choral music

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The week in classical: Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes; Live from London: Spring – review
Less is more in an enchanted evening of lovelorn Brahms with Nicky Spence and co. Plus, Voces8’s latest virtual festival

Fiona Maddocks

20, Feb, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Len Wilson obituary
Other lives: Primary school headteacher who was a driving force behind Yorkshire’s Steeton Male Voice Choir

Ian McDonald

14, Feb, 2021 @11:13 AM

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Caroline Shaw: what next for the Pulitzer-winner who toured with Kanye? Opera – and Abba
She has scored films, played with rappers, starred in a TV comedy, and performed for the dying. As the classical sensation releases three new works, she talks about the shock of playing arenas – and making the leap into opera

Erica Jeal

02, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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TikToker's sea shanty Wellerman reaches No 3 in UK charts
Scottish postal worker Nathan Evans scores hit amid viral shanty craze, while convent choral group Poor Clares of Arundel reach Top 5 of album chart

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

29, Jan, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Avast success! Sea shanty Wellerman sails into UK Top 40
TikTok craze sends 19th-century song about antipodean whalers into pop charts, with further success expected next week for Scottish postman Nathan Evans’s rendition

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

22, Jan, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Twenty years ago, nerves stopped me singing in public. Could I get my voice back?
As a young woman, I spent many happy hours in a choir. In my 40s, even the sound of one would make me sad

Emma Beddington

31, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Feline groovy: cats in classical music – 10 of the best
From a medieval monk’s tribute to Henze’s cat-opera and Ravel’s erotic yowling, music celebrates the feline like no other animal. Here are 10 of the best, with not even a whisker of a certain musical...

Oliver Soden

31, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Earliest known Church of England hymn by female composer found
Jane Savage’s carol from 1785 was unearthed during research into charity hospital music and will be performed at Ely Cathedral

Erica Jeal

15, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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The week in classical: Live from London Christmas; Louis Andriessen premiere – review
Voces8’s second online choral festival is a breath fresh air

Fiona Maddocks

12, Dec, 2020 @12:30 PM

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The Sixteen: A Choral Odyssey review – an inspired journey through music and history
The Sixteen excel in choral gems from Purcell to Pärt, with Simon Russell Beale the ideal guide

Fiona Maddocks

05, Dec, 2020 @12:30 PM

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From Messiah to Jonas Kaufmann: the best classical Christmas albums of 2020
This year’s festive zingers take you from Berlin to Buckfast Abbey, from Mexico to Kaufmann in full-on crooner mode

Fiona Maddocks

05, Dec, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Carols from King's to be sung in empty chapel for first time in a century
The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in Cambridge will be heard only on the BBC this Christmas Eve

Harriet Sherwood

29, Nov, 2020 @6:45 AM

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