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Composer: Lauridsen, Morten (b. 1943)

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Year of birth1943
NationalityUnited States
Period20th century
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LondonThe London Chorus: Americana '18

Bernstein, Ives, Barber, Sousa, Lauridsen
Ronald Corp; The London Chorus; Edward Batting

ZaventemLight and Shadows

Lauridsen, Gjeilo, Whitacre, Van der Roost, Barber
Nicolas André; Flemish Radio Choir; Musicians from the Brussels Philharmonic

LondonThe Choir of Royal Holloway

Ešenvalds, Clausen, Lauridsen, Miskinis, Maskats
Rupert Gough; Choir of Royal Holloway

GhentHommage aan Vic

Hommage aan Vic
Devreese, Lauridsen, Van der Roost, Pärt, Nees, Ešenvalds
Jan Schweiger; Koenraad Sterckx; Flemish Radio Choir

Costa MesaSounds of Hollywood

Howard, Lauridsen, Bernstein
Pacific Symphony; Carl St Clair; Anne Akiko Meyers
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Ancient and Modern Christmas icons

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh © Carlos Delgado, Wikicommons
Britten’s Ceremony of Carols with pieces by Tavener, MacMillan and Lauridsen contrast with Byrd and Dowland in a thoughtful and moving performance of Christmas musical icons from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus.
****1
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The divine and the worldly: Exultate Singers at St George's Bristol

©  Louise Broom
Choral concerts often have programmes that read like compilation CDs. I don’t mean this negatively: there are countless reasons why a greater number of contrasting pieces is required – timbral, textual, temporal, contextual, historical, and so on.
****1
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Modern music in London from Oakham School Chamber Choir

Oakham School Chamber Choir  ©  Rupert Conant
This was my second visit to the Brandenburg Choral Festival, and I was looking forward to seeing younger performers tackle some challenging music. The experience outlined in the programme that Oakham School Chamber Choir have had is impressive, with the school giving over 80 concerts a year and touring recently to Dublin and Paris.
***11
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John Daly Goodwin Bids Farewell to the New York Choral Society

John Daly Goodwin
After 25 years at the helm, John Daly Goodwin, Music Director of the New York Choral Society (NYCS), gave his final concert Friday night at Carnegie Hall.
****1
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Magisterial Bruckner from Vienna's Chorus sine nomine

Chorus sine nomine  ©  Moritz Wustinger
A fair amount of Bruckner gets performed in Vienna, but it’s rare to hear a Bruckner Mass and even rarer to hear one programmed alongside a piece like Ligeti’s Lux Aeterna.
*****
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