|The music is performed by the group Hortus Musicus, which literally translates as “music garden”
They gave their first concert in Estonia in 1972, making them the oldest continuously working ensemble specialising in early music, in Eastern Europe
Apart from their superb voices this release also features many period instruments
|From humble beginnings in Russia during the first decade of Stalin’s rule to enviable international acclaim that has followed them beyond the fall of the Iron Curtain and the Soviet Union, The Red Army Choir is arguably the world’s leading and most visual choral/dance ensemble.
Despite the unstoppable march of time and the fall of the old-style Soviet bloc, The Alexandrov Red Army Choir has survived intact. Now directed by Leonid Malev, many imitation Red Army choral troupes exist today but only the original Alexandrov Red Army Choir embodies the rich history and undiminished spirit of the Russian Red Army. This remarkable live concert performance from Paris in 2003 captures the verve, the power and the traditional musical excellence of Russia’s most famous chorus at their very best.
|FEATURING THE STUNNING RECORDING of NESSUN DORMA AS HEARD IN THE HIT MOVIE BEND IT LIKE BECKHAMNessun Dorma • Funiculi, Funicula • O Sole Mio • Maria, Mari Santa Lucia • La Danza • Che Gelida Manina • Granada • Amapola Panis Angelicus • Ave Maria • Be My Love • Caruso • Amazing Grace
The Philharmonia Orchestra and the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Robin Stapleton
“He is that rare thing, a genuinely exciting, charismatic singer!” (Classic CD)
|The timeless songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber have been newly commissioned and arranged in the form of major choral works. These 15 choral performances bring joyous expression to Lloyd Webber’s best loved musical compositions.
Featuring songs from PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, EVITA, CATS, JOSEPH AND HIS AMAZING TECHNICOLOR® DREAMCOAT, REQUIEM, SONG & DANCE, STARLIGHT EXPRESS, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and SUNSET BOULEVARD.
Performed by the 120 voice CROUCH END FESTIVAL CHORUS (Choir Master: David Temple) with THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Conducted by Paul Bateman.
|Silva Classics present A double CD set celebrating 75 Years of Concerts and Recording by THE RED ARMY CHOIR
The recordings for this album were all made in Moscow with the entire choir – many previous recordings only utilised a reduced troupe.
Recorded over a number of years they present the most complete and definitive collection of recordings of military and revolutionary songs by this most versatile of choirs.
|21 FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS CAROLS AND SONGS FOR CHOIR AND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Crouch End Festival Chorus – Conductor: David Temple The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by PAUL BATEMANvist www.cefc.org.uk for more infomation about the Crouch End Festival Chorus|
|Composed by DAVID FANSHAWE Conducted by Neville Creed
The New Definitive Performance And Recording Of David Fanshawe’s Blend Of Classical Choral Music With Traditional African Music. African Sanctus For Soprano, Mixed Chorus, Instrumental Ensemble And Pre-Recorded African Tape Recorded At The Wessex Hall, Poole Arts Centre – 1994