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Composer: Stanford, Charles Villiers (1852-1924)

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Year of birth1852
Year of death1924
February 2018
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LondonDaniel Cook, organ

Daniel Cook, organ
Bach, Stanford, Duruflé, Vierne
Daniel Cook, Organ

LondonBBC Radio 3 Lunchtime concert: Michael Collins and Friends

Reinecke, Stanford, Brahms
Michael Collins; Michael McHale

DerbyThe Sitwells and a Saxophone

Byrd, Palestrina, Morales, Stanford, Elgar
Malcolm Goldring; Sitwell Singers; Unknown


Bach, Berlin, Byrd, Ellington, Simon and Garfunkel, Stanford, Van Morrison
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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.
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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.
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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. 
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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.

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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.
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