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Phew - made it....

Season 3, Ep. 7

Robert and Eamonn just about made it through the autumn - even a brief encounter in Dublin - and chat through recent times, looking forward to 2023. After lockdowns and the post-crisis desperation for work, has anything changed? Music by Kim Porter, Thea Musgrave, Judith Weir, H.Diack Johnstone, Monteverdi and some 16th century pluckers. Performances by Chamber Choir Ireland, National Youth Choir of Scotland, Bath Camerata, New College, Oxford, I Fagiolini (and José Feliciano).

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    Robert tries to understand where singing and music are in schools in 2024 and gets a summary from Tim Burnage on how things have changed. He talks to Thomas Leech, director of the Diocese of Leeds Schools Singing Programme and we also hear from Eamonn in Dublin on a new initiative run by Chamber Choir Ireland.Follow Thomas Leech on XFind out more about the Diocese of Leeds Schools Singing ProgrammeCheck out Chamber Choir IrelandFollow Huntington School Music Department on XTRACKS : (1) John Sheppard - In pace (extract); Leeds Cathedral Girls Choir and Scholars / Thomas Leech (2) Plainchant: Alleluia tollite jugum (extract); Leeds Cathedral Senior Girls' Choir / Thomas Leech (3) Thomas Tallis - Loquebantur variis linguis; Leeds Cathedral Girls Choir and Scholars / Members of The Sixteen / Harry Christophers (4) Fintan O’Carroll - Suantrái ár Slánaitheora; Chamber Choir Ireland / Paul Hillier - Listen on Apple Music https://apple.co/48xV8s1 (5) Levente Gyöngyösi - Ubi caritas; Pro Musica - Szabó Dénes - Listen on Apple Music https://apple.co/3uMVoppFor more about the podcast and to Donate head to www.choralchihuahua.comSupport the show on Patreon www.patreon.com/ChoralChihuahua
  • 3. Polyphony

    54:23
    Clare Wilkinson, Sammy and Robert chat about what matters when singing or listening to polyphony - mostly in Renaissance music but relevant more widely. Some good tips in this one for singers - and even conductors!Follow Clare Wilkinson on XFind out more about Cambridge Early Music Summer SchoolsTRACKS : (1) William Byrd - Mass for Three Voices: V. Agnus Dei; The Tallis Scholars / Peter Phillips - Listen on Apple Music https://apple.co/498J41K (2) Jacobus Clemens non Papa - Ego Flos Campi; Henry's Eight - Listen on Apple Music https://apple.co/3waLIp7 (3) Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur - Le cantique des cantiques: II. La voix du bien-aimé; I Fagiolini / Robert Hollingworth https://apple.co/3HVwDKOFor more about the podcast and to Donate head to www.choralchihuahua.comSupport the show on Patreon www.patreon.com/ChoralChihuahua
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    59:48
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    52:56
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    46:36
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    01:22:54
    Robert and Eamonn finally meet and talk: commissioning, a South African project 25 years on and at the National Youth Girls Choir course introduce Carris Jones (the first female back row singer at St Paul's Cathedral) and Joanna Tomlinson. Also why you should blow bubbles into your drinks after all.TRACK LISTING :Monkitsi Seoketsa - uJehovaI Fagiolini / SDASA ChoraleMendelssohn - Hear my prayerSt.Paul's Cathedral Choir and choristers from over the UK / Andrew Carwood (dir) / Nathaniel Morley (treble)Patrick Gowers - Viri Galilaei (final section)Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge / Stephen Layton (dir) / Harrison Cole (organ)Joanna Marsh - A short story of fallingNational Youth Girls Choir of GB / Joanna Tomlinson (dir) / Michael Higgins (piano)David Bednall - Lux orta est iustoEpiphoni Consort / Tim Reader
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    53:12
    Robert talks to vocal coach / young voice specialists Charlotte Mobbs and Dr Jenevora Williams about physical and mental issues facing young females as they go through puberty and voice development.TRACK LISTING :Carole King - (You make me feel like) A Natural WomanAretha FranklinGustav Holst - Ave MariaNational Youth Training Choir / Greg BeardsallVivaldi - Salve ReginaMhairi Lawson - soprano, La Serenissima / Adrian ChandlerThe Blooming Heather Arr. Esther Jones / Rachel StauntonNational Youth Girls' Choir of Great BritainLucy Joy Morris (Violin), Dan Moriyama (Piano) Esther Jones (Conductor)