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8pm – 10pm SUNDAY NIGHTS

 

Major works, sacred and secular, of the choral repertoire from Early Music to Contemporary works, performed by pre-eminent choral ensembles and choirs from around the world. 

Choral Masterworks Theme Music:

J.S. Bach, Motet: Singet dem Herrn BWV225, Vocalconsort Berlin/Marcus Creed

Service of Nine Lessons and Carols –

The Choir of Trinity College, Melbourne

8pm Sunday December 24th

3MBS 103.5FM

3MBS Digital

Online at 3mbs.org.au

 

Join us on Christmas Eve as we celebrate the coming of Christmas with the wonderful tradition of Nine Lessons and Carols from the Choir of Trinity College, Melbourne and Director of Music, Christopher Watson.

“The internationally acclaimed Choir of Trinity College is the flagship of Trinity’s musical life.”

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18th February

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  • Mendelssohn: Three Psalms Op.78. Rogers Covey-Crump, ten., Anne Dawson, sop., English CO, Corydon Singers/Matthew Best.
  • Mendelssohn: Hear my prayer, O God incline thine ear. John Scott, org., Anne Dawson, sop., English CO, Corydon Singers/Matthew Best.
  • Mendelssohn: I waited for the Lord. Ashley Grote, org., King's College Choir Cambridge/Nicholas Cleobury.

  • 11th February

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  • Hildegard von Bingen: Love. Anonymous 4.
  • Isaac: You are all fair, my beloved. Tallis Scholars/Peter Phillips.
  • Monteverdi: Love Letter: Alas, Where is my Beloved. Delitiae Musicae/Marco Longhini.
  • Gibbons: Songs of love. Tonus Peregrinus.
  • Purcell: My Beloved Spake. Gabrieli Consort and Players/Paul McCreesh.
  • Beethoven: The Moment of Glory, Op.136. Iris Vermillion, m-sop., Luba Organosova, sop., Timothy Robinson, ten., Franz Hawlata, bass, St Cecilia Academy Orch, St Cecilia Academy Chorus, Coro di Voci Bianche dell'Arcum/Myung-Whun Chung.
  • Boyd: Revelations of Divine Love. The Song Company/Roland Peelman.
  • Whitacre: Five Hebrew Love Songs. Sydney Philharmonia Choir, Vox Ensemble, Synergy Percussion, Acacia Quartet/Eric Whitacre.
  • Sibelius: Rakastava (The Beloved), Op.160b. Tom Nyman, ten., Lahti SO, YL Male Voice Choir/Osmo Vanska.

  • 4th February

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  • Crecquillon: Congratulamini mihi. Brabant Ensemble/Stephen Rice.
  • Gabrieli: Domine Deus meus. Gabrieli Consort and Players/Paul McCreesh.
  • Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah. The Old Cathedral Voices/Jenny George.
  • Higdon: The Singing Rooms. Jennifer Koh, vln., Atlanta SO, Atlanta Symphony Chorus/Robert Spano.
  • Tavener: Butterfly Dreams. Polyphony/Stephen Layton.
  • Sashnovsky: Cherubic Hymn No.2. St Petersburg Chamber Choir/Nikolai Korniev.
  • Monk (arr. Leighton Jones): Abide With Me. Suzanne Shakespeare, sop., Jonathan Bradley, org., Mark Fitzpatrick, tpt., Benjamin Namdarian, ten., Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/Michael Leighton Jones.

  • 28th January

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  • Anonymous: Alleluia - Pascha nostrum immolatus est Christus. Ensemble Organum/Marcel Peres.
  • Halle: De ma dame vient. Early Music Consort of London/David Munrow.
  • Halle: J'os bien a m'amie parler. Early Music Consort of London/David Munrow.
  • Perotin: Viderunt omnes. Hilliard Ensemble/Paul Hillier.
  • Hildegard von Bingen (arr. Wishart): Vespers for St Hildegard. Sinfonye.
  • Part: Credo. Helene Grimaud, pno., Swedish RSO, Swedish Radio Choir/Esa-Pekka Salonen.
  • Tulev: And then in silence there with me be only You. Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Paul Hillier.
  • Bennett: A Good-Night. Cambridge Singers/John Rutter.

  • 21st January

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    14th January

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  • Josquin Desprez: Absolon, fili mi. Sydney Chamber Choir/Nicholas Routley.
  • Tallis: Absterge Domine. Hilliard Ensemble.
  • Bach JC: Gloria in G. Edith Wiens, sop., Adalbert Kraus, ten., Gabriele Schreckenbach, m-sop., Ernst Gerold Schramm, bar., RIAS Sinfonietta Berlin, RIAS Chamber Choir/Uwe Gronostay.
  • Holst: Cloud Messenger, Op. 30. Della Jones, m-sop., London SO, London Symphony Chorus/Richard Hickox.
  • Edwards: Dawn Mantras. Ian Cleworth, perc., Jane Sheldon, sop., Brian Nixon, perc., Jim Franklin, shakuhachi, Matthew Doyle, didjeridu, Thomas Rixon, cor ang., Cantillation, Sydney Children's Choir/Lyn Williams.
  • Traditional: All through the night. Victorian Boys' Choir/Paul Forster.

  • 7th January

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  • Durufle: Introit for the Feast of the Epiphany (with Gregorian chant). Edward Theodore, org., St Patrick's Choir - Schola/John Mallinson.
  • Clemens non Papa: Magi came from the east. Certaine Notes/Peter Leech.
  • Palestrina: Stella quam viderant Magi. Adelaide Chamber Singers/Carl Crossin.
  • Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV248 (2nd. disc). Michael Chance, alto., Barbara Schlick, sop., Peter Kooy, bass, Howard Crook, ten., Collegium Vocale Orch, Collegium Vocale Ghent/Philippe Herreweghe.
  • Bach: Missa brevis in F, BWV233. Peter Harvey, bar., Ann Monoyios, sop., Angus Davidson, alto, Gabrieli Consort and Players/Paul McCreesh.
  • Bach: Cantata BWV 65, From Sheba shall many men be coming. Charles Daniels, ten., Peter Harvey, bar., Gabrieli Consort and Players/Paul McCreesh.
  • Bach: Cantata BWV180, Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness. Charles Daniels, ten., Peter Harvey, bar., Ann Monoyios, sop., Angus Davidson, alto, Gabrieli Consort and Players/Paul McCreesh.
  • Anonymous: Proprium Mass, Epiphany: Introitus. Martin Grubinger, perc., Leonhard Schmidinger, perc., Ensemble, Schola Cantorum of the Benedictine Abbey/Godehard Joppich.
  • Rutter: Carol of the Magi. Timothy Gill, vlc., Gabriel Crouch, bar., Royal PO, Cambridge Singers/John Rutter.
  • Traditional: Star in the east. Boston Camerata, Schola Cantorum of Boston, Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum/Joel Cohen.

  • 31st December

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  • Gabrieli: Shepherds whom did you see?. Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, King's College Choir Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury.
  • Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV248 (1st. disc). Michael Chance, alto., Barbara Schlick, sop., Peter Kooy, bass, Howard Crook, ten., Collegium Vocale Orch, Collegium Vocale Ghent/Philippe Herreweghe.
  • Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV248 (2nd. disc). Michael Chance, alto., Barbara Schlick, sop., Peter Kooy, bass, Howard Crook, ten., Collegium Vocale Orch, Collegium Vocale Ghent/Philippe Herreweghe.
  • Ryba: Bohemian Shepherds' Mass. Georg Munzel, treb., Oliver Pegelow, alto, Heinz Kruse, ten., Franz Grundheber, bass, Jurgen Henschen, org., St Nikolai CO, Hamburg Children's Choir/Ekkehard Richter.
  • Zaimont: Meditations at the Time of the New Year, I & II. Martha Cowan, sop., Kimball Wheeler, m-sop., Choral Society of Southern California/Nick Strimple.
  • Britten: A New Year Carol. Anonymous 4.

  • 24th December

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  • 9 Lessons and carols from Trinity College, Melbourne. Gillian McNaughtn, org., Trinity College Choir, Christopher Watson
  • Clerambault: Christmas motets. Emmanuel Mandrin, org., Les Demoiselles de Saint-Cyr/Emmanuel Mandrin.
  • Schutz: Christmas Story, SWV 435. Rachel Yakar, sop., Harald Stamm, bass, Heiner Hopfner, ten., Jose Luis Wagner, contr., Munich Residenzorchester, Munich Motet Choir.
  • Poulenc: Four Motets for Christmas. Alan Walker, treb., Alistair Flutter, treb., Ben Cooper, alto, Andrew Rupp, bass, Robert Huw Morgan, org., City of London Sinfonia, St John's College Choir, Cambridge/George Guest.
  • Scheidt: In Dulcie Jubilo. John Scott, org., Michael Meekes, tpt., Edward Hobart, tpt., Cambridge Singers/John Rutter.