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Composer: Stanford, Charles Villiers (1852-1924)

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Year of birth1852
Year of death1924
NationalityUnknown
PeriodRomantic
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LondonPetros Singers: Glad Greetings and Fond Farewells

© Wikimedia Commons. August Macke, Couple on a Forest Track, 1913
Parry, Haydn, Stanford
Richard Bannan; Petros Singers; Andrew Wells

CheltenhamSarah Connolly: Composers of the Royal College of Music

© Jan Capinski
Stanford, Vaughan Williams, Gurney, Somervell, Bridge, Holst, Dunhill, Tippett, Clarke
Dame Sarah Connolly; Joseph Middleton

LondonProms at ... Cadogan hall 4: Sarah Connolly & Joseph Middleton

Stanford, Parry, Vaughan Williams, Gurney, Somervell, Bridge, Howells, Britten, Holst, Turnage, Illean
Dame Sarah Connolly; Joseph Middleton

LondonProms at ... Alexandra Palace: Trial By Jury

Parry, Coleridge-Taylor, Stanford, Sullivan
BBC Concert Orchestra; Jane Glover; Neal Davies; Sam Furness; Mary Bevan; Ross Ramgobin

LondonProm 75: Last Night of the Proms

Panufnik, Stanford, Parry, Milhaud, Rodgers, arr. Wood, Arne, Elgar, Traditional
BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis; Jess Gillam; Gerald Finley; BBC Singers; BBC Symphony Chorus
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British Classics with a difference

Roderick Williams © Benjamin Ealovega
A pleasant afternoon's entertainment with grand sweeps and some beautiful singing by Roderick Williams.
***11
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Leeds Lieder's Songs of the Sea leaves audience buoyant

Roderick Williams © Benjamin Ealovega
Songs of the Sea, the opening concert of the Leeds Lieder Festival, leaves the audience in a happy and buoyant mood.
****1
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The King's Singers charm Dublin

The King's Singers © Axel Nickolaus
Madrigals and Folksongs: the King's Singers entertain and delight in a progromme spanning 400 years with glorious singing. 
****1
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Wagner, Verdi and sorrowful Stanford with the Huddersfield Choral Society

Huddersfield Choral Society

The bicentenary of Richard Wagner’s birth is inescapable, and it comes as no surprise that, however brief their offering, an institution as august as the Huddersfield Choral Society (HCS) could not allow the moment to pass without taking advantage of the opportunity to perform one of Wagner’s most impressive choral outbursts – “Wacht auf! Es nahet gen den Tag” (Awake! the dawn of day draws near) from Act III of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.

***11
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Palestrina meets Stravinsky: FifteenB Consort at the Herne Hill Festival

Robert Hugill introducing FifteenB at St Faith's Church.
Unless you’re actually performing it liturgically, it’s very difficult to know what to do with sacred music these days. The masses of Palestrina, the motets of Byrd, the cantatas of Bach – all seem to merit our attention today, but not for the religious reasons for which they were originally written.
***11
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