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John Rutter – A Clare Benediction – Choir of Escolania del Escorial

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September 1, 2014

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John Rutter's beautiful "Clare Benediction" has been sung by so many choirs that it's difficult to choose between them but amongst the many performances I've heard this one by the boys of the Escolania del Escorial must surely rank as one of the best ever. Enjoy :-).

mfi

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Georg Friedrich Handel (1685 – 1759): Lascia ch’io pianga – Escolania de Montserrat

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August 23, 2014

It's easy to understand why Handel re-used this piece of music again and again – it's quite simply beautiful. It began its life as a dance piece in Almira (1705) and was reworked by him two years later as the aria Lascia la spina in Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno before recycling it again in 1711 for his enormously successful opera Rinaldo. It's been popular ever since and is firmly ensconced in concert repertoire. It's sung below in a more than creditable performance by ten years old Eduard Boadas accompanied by Pau Tolosa who is thirteen both of whom are choristers at the Benedictine Abbey of Our Lady of Montserrat and attend its famous music school the Escolania de Montserrat. Enjoy :-).

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Kearsney College Choir: World Choir Games 2014, Riga

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August 16, 2014

Kearnsey College Choir are another wonderful South African Choir whose fortunes I follow with keen interest, I was delighted when they won gold at this year's World Choir Games in Riga. Delighted but not surprised – they're very good at what they do. Enjoy :-).

mfi

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Libera: We Are The Lost

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August 4, 2014

As part of the BBC commemoration of the centenary of World War 1, Libera travelled to France and Belgium in May to film a special 'Songs of Praise' programme.

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Drakensberg Boys Choir: Music is my Life — 2014 New Boys First Song

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July 12, 2014

When a new year's intake start attending the Drakensberg Boys Choir School they get five weeks of tuition in how to sing choral music. Then they give their first public performance. This year's new boys sang Eugene Butler's 'Music is my Life'.   Enjoy :-).

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