Choral music

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Dunedin Consort review – Monteverdi up close and personal
The secular side of the composer’s output was the focus of this imaginative and vivid festival programme

Rowena Smith

17, Sep, 2021 @9:11 AM

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Stephen Wilkinson obituary
Charismatic conductor able to draw exceptional performances from his devoted choirs, including the BBC Northern Singers

Barry Millington

16, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Three Choirs festival review – poetic harmony resonates with the times
A new commission from Gabriel Jackson came across vividly in the cathedral acoustic, in august company alongside a rare revived piece by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Rian Evans

30, Jul, 2021 @9:34 AM

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Mahler & Ye: The Song of the Earth review – song-symphony returns to its golden age
Xiaogang Ye sets the Tang-era Chinese poems that ultimately inspired Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde to colourful new music

Andrew Clements

29, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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If football and cricket fans are allowed to sing, why can’t choirs? | Letters
Letters: Alan Robinson, Paul Hill and Ian Wells on the continuing restrictions on choral singing under coronavirus regulations


20, Jun, 2021 @5:25 PM

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BBC Cardiff Singer of the World review – young voices bring a mighty sound
The international singers accomplished a magnificent feat even by competing this year, but winner Gihoon Kim rose highest with a velvet baritone capable of inspiring tears and awe

Rian Evans

20, Jun, 2021 @12:55 PM

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Enya’s greatest songs – ranked!
This month, the Irish singer turned 60 – and her popularity belies how radical her Celtic futurism really is

Luke Turner

27, May, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Distraught choirs forced back to Zoom after late Covid rule change in England
The communal elation of last Monday didn’t last as the government decided that singing still presents a health risk

Harriet Sherwood

23, May, 2021 @5:15 AM

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From Adès’ angel to Verdi’s fat knight: what to see as classical and opera venues reopen
Live music is back across the UK; we pick ten events to brighten the coming months

Andrew Clements

14, May, 2021 @3:42 PM

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Beer, bass notes and the Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb: my night at Brisbane’s revitalised Pub Choir
Pub Choir is founded on the principle that everyone can sing and that it feels good, especially when done in large groups with added alcohol

Andrew Stafford

10, May, 2021 @2:24 AM

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‘We were determined Covid wouldn’t finish us off’: the Welsh choir who sang through the pandemic
The Dunvant Male Choir has endured world wars, industrial decline and mining disasters. How would it handle rehearsals on Zoom?

Jude Rogers

24, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The week in classical: back to Bach’s Passions with the OAE, Oxford Bach soloists and more
An abundance of virtual Easter offerings included Mark Padmore directing the OAE in the round, and a visceral performance from Oxford

Fiona Maddocks

10, Apr, 2021 @11:30 AM

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