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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 :-).

mfi

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Eric Whitacre: Fly to Paradise – Drakensberg Boys Choir – Live in concert 11 June 2014

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June 21, 2014

By popular demand - Fly to Paradise!

As performed by the Drakensberg Boys Choir on Wednesday 11 June 2014 - Live in concert.

Conducted by: Charlotte Botha

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Tomás Luis de Victoria (±1548–1611): Domine non sum dignus – Escolania Escorial

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June 2, 2014

The boys of the  Escolania Escorial singing Tomás Luis de Victoria's Domine non sum dignus. Enjoy :-).

markfromireland

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Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924): In Paradisum – Skt. Clemens Drengekor

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May 17, 2014

Skt. Clemens Drengekor (St. Clemens Boys Choir) is a young Danish choir founded in May  2003 by Århus Cathedral's  Domkantor Carsten Seyer-Hansen in conjuction with Århus Musikskole within six monts they'd given their first concert. Today they number 45 choristers ranging in age from nine to sixty and as well as singing in the Cathedral give about ten concerts a year in Denmark as well as recent tours to Germany, Holland, Belgium and France. They're a good choir who sing well and who work hard to improve their singing and expand their repertoire. You can hear them below singing In Paradisum from Gabriel Fauré's Requiem in a concert they gave at Løgumkloster Church on June 29th 2009.

Fauré's requiem is very different from the Requiems of his contemporaries such as Verdi, Cherubini and Berlioz whoe settings show them to have been captivated by the text's emphasis on death, judgment and destruction, it's a gentle a serene work whose message is that Death should not befeared but rather it was to be welcomed as a relief from suffering and the passage into a more blissful life. It's a beautifully melodic work eminently suitable to the very clear tone of Danish choral singing. Enjoy :-)

markfromireland

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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Zerfließe mein Herze – Soprano Aria from St John Passion BWV245

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April 25, 2014

Zerfließe mein Herze (Dissolve, my heart) is one of Bach's most lovely solo soprano arias. It's sung below by treble Tizian Geyer of the Knabenchor der Chorakademie Dortmund. Enjoy :-).

markfromireland

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