Together in Song

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A Different Strummer

On this episode, singing to the beat of a different ... strummer. It's choral music with accompaniment that's picked, strummed, or plucked, featuring songs from thirteenth-century monks to modern American master Libby Larsen, along with harp-fueled hymns from the ancient Sanskrit Rigveda set by Gustav Holst.

On the program:

Gautier de Coincy - Entendez tuit ensemble ("Listen all together")
La Maurache

Carl Orff - Circa Mea Pectora, from Carmina Burana
San Francisco Symphony, Herbert Blomstedt, conductor

Gaspar Fernandez - A negrito de cucurumbé
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers, conductor
Kaori Muraji, guitar

Johannes Brahms - Es tont ein voller Harfenklang (The full sound of harps rings out) & Der Gärtner (The Gardner), from Four Songs for Women's Choir, Two Horns, and Harp, Op. 17
Kansas City Chorale, Charles Bruffy, conductor

Gustav Holst - Hymns from the Rig Veda, Third Group: Hymn to the Dawn, Hymn to the Waters, Hymn to Vena
Toronto Children's Choir, David Willcocks, conductor
Judy Loman, harp

Joaquin Rodrigo, arr. Daryl Runswick - Adagio, from Concierto de Aranjuez
London Voices, Terry Edwards, conductor
Michael Conn, guitar

Gabriel Faure - Tantum Ergo
Vinson Cole, tenor; Voices of Ascencion, Dennis Keene, conductor
Kathleen Bride, harp, Mark Kruczek, organ

Hector Berlioz - Wedding Chorus from Beatrice and Benedict
Orchestra and Chorus of the Lyon Opera, John Nelson, conductor

Libby Larsen - So Blessedly It Sprung
New York Concert Singers, Judith Clurman

Alexander Borodin, arr. Bob Chilcott - Our Revels Have Ended from Polovtsian Dances
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers, conductor
Kaori Muraji, guitar
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ABOUT TOGETHER IN SONG

Together in Song is a celebration of the art - and community - of choruses, featuring performances drawn from choirs around the world and from right here in New England.

Join host Anthony Trecek-King on Classical New England each Sunday at 6pm, and listen on-demand below.





There’s a reason choral music has been called "The First Art." The simple act of joining voices together - be it in devotion, in sorrow, or in celebration - is one of the oldest impulses of the human community. It has given rise to some of the greatest works of Western art over the centuries, and programs like Glee on television and the phenomenal popularity of college a cappella groups reflect the irresistible vitality of choral music.

Together in Song is a celebration of both choral music and of the myriad ensembles and personalities who present it, woven together by host Anthony Trecek-King, artistic director of the Boston Children’s Chorus.

Tune in each Sunday at 6pm and listen on-demand to choral art through legendary and recent recordings, as well as performances from our own New England back yard.

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