Posts Tagged ‘ Boys’ Choirs ’

Drakensberg Boys’ Choir: King of Kings, Majesty

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July 7, 2012

It's been a while since I posted anything by the Drakensberg Boys' Choir, the video below the fold is of their performance last year of 'King of Kings, Majesty' with the solo being sung by J.J. I've put the lyrics below fold also. Enjoy :-).

markfromireland

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Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): Veni Domine – YouTube

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July 3, 2012

The boys of the Tölzer Knabenchor (Tölz Boys' Choir) directed by Christopher Spallek singing Mendelssohn's 'Veni Domine' at a concert given on June 25th 2012 in the Kurhaus Bad Tölz – it's an excellent live performance which although it won't knock the Esconania de Montserrat's rendition from my list of favourites I nevertheless thoroughly enjoyed. The YouTube video, text, and English translation, are all below the fold. Enjoy :-).

markfromireland

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Libera: Eternal Light

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June 23, 2012

'Eternal Light', performed on BBC 'Songs of Praise' in a programme about the movie mogul J Arthur Rank who produced landmark British films like 'The Red Shoes' - a reference to which is included in the video.

Lyrics, and video both below the fold. Enjoy :-)

markfromireland

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Drakensberg Boys’ Choir: Gumboot Dancing

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June 2, 2012

It's a bit of an understatement to say that I like the Drakies' performances. No matter what they're performing they do it with enthusiasm and style. This is their take on the traditional South African Gumboot Dancing routine, the performance is from the their first concert in their 2010  Korean tour. The concert was given on May 12th in Seoul Art Centre Concert hall. Enjoy :-).

markfromireland

Video Source: Drakensberg Boys' Choir - Gumboot Dancing – YouTube Uploaded by ccamani95 on Jun 24, 2010

Sunday Playlist: Fauré Requiem – Escolania Escorial

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May 27, 2012

This week's playlist is a live performance of Fauré's requiem recorded at the «Monasterio del Escorial» (Escorial Monastery) on April 11th 2006 (they were so pleased with this performance that they went on to record it again and published it on CD) the soloist was Fran Braojos and the conductor and organist was Javier M. Carmena.  Apart from the famous 'Pie Jesu' (sung beautifully here by Fran Braojos) the versions of Fauré's Requiem that most people know are the versions performed by far larger choirs with full orchestral accompaniment. This far more intimate setting is very beautiful and deserves to be far better known. Enjoy :-).

markfromireland

 


Sources:

Direct link to playlist: Escolania Escorial: Requiem Fauré – YouTube by markfromireland's channel

Videos:

  1. Escolania Escorial: Requiem Fauré 1 (Introit et Kyrie) – YouTube Uploaded by EscolaniadelEscorial on 4 Feb 2010
  2. Ecolania Escorial: Requiem Fauré 2 (Offertorium) – YouTube Uploaded by EscolaniadelEscorial on 4 Feb 2010
  3. Escolania Escorial: Requiem Fauré 3 (Sanctus & Pie Jesu – YouTube Uploaded by EscolaniadelEscorial on 4 Feb 2010
  4. Escolania Escorial: Requiem Fauré 4 (Agnus Dei & Libera me) – YouTube Uploaded by EscolaniadelEscorial on 4 Feb 2010
  5. Escolania Escorial: Requiem Fauré 5 (In Paradisum) – YouTube Uploaded by EscolaniadelEscorial on 4 Feb 2010

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