Category Archives: Choir

Marc-Antoine Charpentier – Te Deum and Jean-Baptiste Lully – Te Deum (Le Poème Harmonique)

Early music ensemble Le Poème Harmonique performs Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s grand polyphonic motet Te Deum (H. 146) in D major (probably between 1688 and 1698) and Jean-Baptiste Lully’s 1677 work “Te Deum”. Conductor: Vincent Dumestre.
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Handel – Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (European Union Baroque Orchestra & Choir of Clare College)

Conducted by Lars Ulrik Mortensen, European Union Baroque Orchestra and Choir of Clare College perform Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (HWV 74), a secular cantata composed by George Frideric Handel to a libretto by Ambrose Philips. Soloist: Alex Potter, countertenor. Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht in St. Martin’s Cathedral, Utrecht, 31 August 2013.
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Bach – Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (Vocalconsort Berlin)

German Baroque music ensemble Vocalconsort Berlin performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (Sing unto the Lord a new song, BWV 225), the motet first performed in Leipzig around 1727. Choirmaster: Daniel Reuss. Recorded during the Bach day at the Organization of Early Music. January 29, 2012.
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Mozart – Requiem (Claudio Abbado)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D minor (K. 626), Lucerne Festival Orchestra and Chöre des Bayerischen sowie des Schwedischen Rundfunks conducted by Claudio Abbado. Soprano: Juliane Banse, Anna Prohaska. Alto: Sara Mingardo. Tenor: Maximilian Schmitt. Bass: René Pape.
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The Cossacks Ride Over the Danube (Alexandrov Ensemble)

“The Cossacks Ride Over the Danube” is a famous Ukrainian folk song. Here it is played and sung by the Russian Alexandrov ensemble (also known as the “Red Army Chorus”). The Alexandrov Ensemble has entertained audiences both in Russia and throughout the world, performing a range of music including folk tunes, hymns, operatic arias, and popular music.
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Evgeny Belyaev sings “You are always beautiful”

Russian tenor Evgeny Belyaev sings “You are always beautiful”, a love song composed by Boris Alexandrovich Alexandrov. Recorded live at the Albert Hall, London, 1963, this is the performance by Belyaev that was described by The Times critic as “perfect”.
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