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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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15th July

Show Playlist
  • Leonin: Viderunt omnes.... Tonus Peregrinus/Antony Pitts.
  • Gombert: Ave Maria. Currende Consort/Erik Van Nevel.
  • Charpentier: Vespers of the Blessed Virgin. Le Concert Spirituel/Herve Niquet.
  • Gossec: Terribilis est. James Oxley, ten., Alain Buet, bass, Kareen Durand, sop., Cyril Auvity, alto., Les Agremens, Namur Chamber Choir/Jean-Claude Malgoire.
  • Ravel: Three songs. Australian Chamber Choir/Douglas Lawrence.

  • 8th July

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  • Song, chant in ceremony and hymns. Selections from 'Boomerang Tour 2015'. The Central Australian Aboriginal Women's Choir, Morris Stuart
  • Moses Tjalkabota & Johannes Ntjalka. Hosianna: Original Arrarnta Hymn,The Central Australian Aboriginal Women's Choir, Morris Stuart
  • Introduction - Morris Stuart
  • Nicolai: Kaarrerrai Wurlamparinya!! Awake, Awake, for Night is Flying! The Central Australian Aboriginal Women's Choir, Morris Stuart
  • Bach: Cantata BWV140, Sleepers Wake!. Ruth Holton, sop., Anthony Rolfe Johnson, ten., Stephen Varcoe, bar., Monteverdi Choir, EBS/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Jesuai Nhaurna Pitjai: Melody, Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu, The Central Australian Aboriginal Women's Choir, Morris Stuart
  • Schmolck, Tjina Kngarr' Alkirala Nama - The Best of friends is found in heaven, The Central Australian Aboriginal Women's Choir, Morris Stuart
  • Watts, Enka Ntaap'ra Nukai: O bless the Lord my soul, The Central Australian Aboriginal Women's Choir, Morris Stuart
  • Grell, Ingkaartai Alkira Ngerra: Psalm 36:5 Herr, deine Gute reicht so weit! The Central Australian Aboriginal Women's Choir, Morris Stuart
  • Smart, Mayatjaluni Kanyilpai: The Lord is my Shepherd (Psalm 23) Scottish Psalter. The Central Australian Aboriginal Women's Choir, Morris Stuart
  • Ilkaritjanyaya: The Lord of Heaven confess (Psalm 148). The Central Australian Aboriginal Women's Choir, Morris Stuart
  • Pennefather, Jesu Ngananala: Jesus stand Among us,The Central Australian Aboriginal Women's Choir, Morris Stuart
  • Introduction - Morris Stuart
  • Anon: Walkunila Pitaltji Pulka Irnyantja, Hail Gladdening Light, The Central Australian Aboriginal Women's Choir, Morris Stuart
  • Sculthorpe: Requiem. William Barton, didjeridu, Adelaide Chamber Singers, Adelaide SO/Arvo Volmer.
  • Wood: Hail, gladdening Light. Clare College Choir/Timothy Brown.
  • Grechaninov: Hail, gladdening Light. Clare College Choir/Timothy Brown.
  • Tchaikovsky: Hail, gladdening Light. Clare College Choir/Timothy Brown.
  • Introduction: Aunty Janet
  • Bennard (arr. Norton): The Old Rugged Cross. Scottish Festival Singers.

  • 1st July

    Show Playlist
  • Anonymous: Motet: Thomas gemma Cantuarie. Hilliard Ensemble.
  • Handel: Jephtha: Doubtful fear and rev'rent awe. Monteverdi Choir, EBS/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Mozart: Requiem in D Minor, K.626. Sally-Anne Russell, m-sop., Sara Macliver, sop., Teddy Tahu Rhodes, bar., Paul McMahon, ten., Cantillation, Orch of the Antipodes/Antony Walker.
  • Biller: St Thomas Ostermusik. Graham Lieschke, org., Peter Neville, perc., Michael Fulcher, org., St John's Southgate Choir/Michael Leighton Jones.
  • Stephens: The Gospel of Thomas. Kyiv Chamber Choir/Mykola Hobdych.
  • Stucky: Three New Motets 'in memoriam Thomas Tallis'. Margaret Walker, sop., Jessica Dandy, contr., Gwilym Bowen, ten., Laurence Williams, bass, Trinity College Choir, Cambridge/Stephen Layton.
  • Whiticker: As water bears salt. The Song Company.
  • Elgar: Doubt not thy Father's Care fr. Light of Life, Op.29. Worcester Cathedral Choir/Christopher Robinson.

  • 24th June

    Show Playlist
  • Anonymous: 18th century plainsong: On the Feast of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist. Ensemble Organum/Marcel Peres.
  • Gibbons: This is the record of John. James Lancelot, org., Stuart Hartley, ten., Michael Liley, alto, Consort of Musicke, Winchester Cathedral Choir/Martin Neary.
  • Bach: Cantata BWV 7, Christ our Lord came to Jordan. Paul Agnew, ten., Joanne Lunn, sop., Dietrich Henschel, bar., Wilke te Brummelstroete, alto, Monteverdi Choir, EBS/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Rachmaninov: Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op.31. Alexander Ranne, ten., Sergey Tsipcalo, bar., Natalia Kornieva, sop., St Petersburg Chamber Choir/Nikolai Korniev.
  • : Psalm 148 - St. John. Scottish Philharmonic Singers/Ian McCrorie.
  • Traditional (arr. Halsey): Oh No John. New College Choir, Oxford/Edward Higginbottom.
  • Le Gallienne: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/Michael Leighton Jones.

  • 17th June

    Show Playlist
  • Guerrero: Duo seraphim. Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/Michael Leighton Jones.
  • Victoria: Duo seraphim. Ensemble Plus Ultra /Michael Noone.
  • DuMont: Duo seraphim. St Peter's Chamber Choir/John Weretka.
  • Lobo: Motets. Tallis Scholars/Peter Phillips.
  • Zelenka: Litaniae Xaverianae, ZWV155. Schola Cantorum of Melbourne, Schola Cantorum Baroque Players/Gary Ekkel.
  • Rodrigo: Canticle of Saint Francis of Assisi. Madrid Community Orch, Madrid Community Chorus/Jose Ramos Encinar.
  • Poulenc: Four Prayers for Saint Francis of Assisi. Tenebrae/Nigel Short.
  • Whitwell: A Hundred Thousand Birds. Sally Whitwell, pno., Vox/Elizabeth Scott.
  • Whitacre: Little Birds. Leslie De' Ath, pno., Elora Festival Singers/Noel Edison.
  • Ancell: Black Swans. The Vocal Consort, Australian Boys' Choir/Noel Ancell.
  • Grandage: Birds. The Vocal Consort, Australian Boys' Choir/Noel Ancell.

  • 10th June

    Show Playlist
  • Hildegard von Bingen: The fiery spirit. Anonymous 4.
  • Lassus: Vinum bonum. King's College Choir Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury.
  • Lassus: Missa ad imitationem vinum bonum. King's College Choir Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury.
  • Bach: Cantata BWV133, My joy is all in Thee. Peter Kooy, bass, Mark Padmore, ten., Dorothee Mields, sop., Ingeborg Danz, alto, Collegium Vocale Ghent/Philippe Herreweghe.
  • Handel: Chandos Anthem No.1: O Be Joyful In the Lord. Ian Partridge, ten., Lynne Dawson, sop., Michael George, bass, Sixteen Choir, Sixteen Orch/Harry Christophers.
  • Strauss Jnr: Wine, Woman and Song! Waltz, Op.333. Slovak RSO, Vienna Men's Choral Society/Johannes Wildner.
  • Schubert: Song of the Spirits above the Waters, D.538. BBC Singers/Jane Glover.
  • Leek: Great Southern Spirits: Kondalilla. Adelaide Chamber Singers/Carl Crossin.
  • Berlioz: The Wine of Syracuse. Noel Lee, pno., Jean-Phil Courtis, bass-baritone, Lyon NO Chamber Choir/Bernard Tetu.
  • Traditional (arr. Ancell): Gae Bring to me a Pint o' Wine. The Vocal Consort/Noel Ancell.
  • Traditional (arr. Parker): What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor. The Vocal Consort/Noel Ancell.
  • Lassus: Good wine is better than beer. Collegium Vocale Cologne/Wolfgang Fromme.

  • 3rd June

    Show Playlist
  • Lassus: Diligam te, Domine. Collegium Vocale Ghent/Philippe Herreweghe.
  • Sweelinck: Diligam Te Domine. Netherlands Chamber Choir/Paul Van Nevel.
  • Purcell (arr. Sandstrom): Hear my Prayer, O Lord. Berlin Radio Chorus/Simon Halsey.
  • Gilles: Diligam te, Domine. Agnes Mellon, sop., Peter Kooy, bass, Veronique Gens, sop., Howard Crook, alto., Tom Phillips, ten., La Chapelle Royale Choir, La Chapelle Royale Orch/Philippe Herreweghe.
  • Bridge: A Prayer. BBC NO of Wales, BBC National Chorus of Wales/Richard Hickox.
  • Grechaninov: Give Ear to My Prayer, Op.26. St Petersburg Chamber Choir/Nikolai Korniev.
  • Krenek: Five Prayers, Op.97. RIAS Chamber Choir/Hans- Christoph Rademann.
  • Mendelssohn: Hear my prayer, O God incline thine ear. John Scott, org., Anne Dawson, sop., English CO, Corydon Singers/Matthew Best.
  • Rachmaninov: The Lord's Prayer, Op.31/4. Tenebrae/Nigel Short.
  • Vaughan Williams: Prayer to the Father of Heaven. Elora Festival Singers/Noel Edison.
  • Bortniansky: Let my prayer arise. Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Paul Hillier.

  • 27th May

    Show Playlist
  • Brumel: Missa Et ecce terrae motus(The Earthquake Mass). Tallis Scholars/Peter Phillips.
  • Sibelius: Song of the Earth, Op.93. Lahti SO, Dominante Choir/Osmo Vanska.
  • Sibelius: Hymn of the Earth, Op.95. Lahti SO, Dominante Choir/Osmo Vanska.
  • Krenek: Cantata on the Transience of Earthly Things, Op.72. Philip Mayers, pno., Caroline Stein, sop., RIAS Chamber Choir/Hans- Christoph Rademann.
  • Kortekangas: Earth. Tapiola Choir/Erkki Pohjola.
  • Leek: Red Earth. Jonathan Bradley, pno., Wendy Greenburg, perc., Australian Children's Choir/Andrew Wailes.
  • Rutter: For the Beauty of the Earth. City of London Sinfonia, Cambridge Singers/John Rutter.
  • Vaughan Williams: An Acre of Land. Holst Singers/Stephen Layton.