An introduction to Genesis Sixteen

"Genesis Sixteen has become an integral part of what The Sixteen does and the quality of young singers remains incredibly high.  We want to recruit from the widest possible geographical and social backgrounds to help secure a vibrant future for choral singing in this country.  We are, as always, indebted to The Genesis Foundation for…

A Documentary and a lecture

I wrote about the documentary Angelic Voices : The Choristers of Salisbury Cathedral back in July 2013 unfortunately the video was taken down from YouTube however it’s just recently been uploaded to Collegium Regale’s channel if you haven’t seen it before – and it’s well worth watching, now’s your chance. The second video for this…

BBC Documentary – Messiah at the Foundling Hospital

Handel’s Messiah is one of the most popular choral pieces in Western music. It has been recorded hundreds of times and contains a tune that is as instantly recognisable as any in music. Yet few people know the extraordinary story of how this much-loved piece came to public attention – or how it helped save…