60 episodes

Choral Chihuahua is a podcast in which British choral directors chat about things that matter to them: composers they love, points of technique, classic but also niche choral works, other groups and singers they admire. With a light touch, Eamonn Dougan, Robert Hollingworth and now also Nicholas Mulroy chew the choral cud about how (and why) you do it and what they've learnt along the way. Choral Chihuahua is brought to you by I Fagiolini and University of York Music and produced by Polyphonic Films. It's supported through your donations and I Fagiolini Charitable Trust.
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CHORAL CHIHUAHUA Choral Chihuahua

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    • 4.7 • 69 Ratings

Choral Chihuahua is a podcast in which British choral directors chat about things that matter to them: composers they love, points of technique, classic but also niche choral works, other groups and singers they admire. With a light touch, Eamonn Dougan, Robert Hollingworth and now also Nicholas Mulroy chew the choral cud about how (and why) you do it and what they've learnt along the way. Choral Chihuahua is brought to you by I Fagiolini and University of York Music and produced by Polyphonic Films. It's supported through your donations and I Fagiolini Charitable Trust.
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    What is new music anyway?

    What is new music anyway?

    What is new music? And new when? How tricky does it get for singers? Can composers hear what they write? Could they in 1375? Fascinating discussion with composer James Weeks and Lucy Goddard of Exaudi Vocal Ensemble which has attempted the parts other ensembles daren't reach!
    TRACKS : (1) Michael Finnissy - Tom Fool's Wooing; Exaudi Vocal Ensemble / James Weeks - Listen on Apple Music https://apple.co/3ysGuq1 (2) Christopher Fox - A spousal verse; Exaudi Vocal Ensemble / James Weeks - Listen on Apple Music https://apple.co/3K71zJ7 (3) James Weeks - ‘lei’ and ‘occhi’ from Libro di fiammelle e ombre (Book of flames and shadows); Exaudi Vocal Ensemble / James Weeks (4) Naomi Pinnock - Landscape; Exaudi Vocal Ensemble / James Weeks (5) Sciarrino - O lodola from 12 Madrigali; Exaudi Vocal Ensemble / James Weeks
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Singing in Pregnancy

    Singing in Pregnancy

    In the third episode about issues facing female singers, Eamonn again talks to Dr Jenevora Williams and Charlotte Mobbs about how physical and mental changes affect singing, with contributions from several female colleagues.
    TRACKS  : (1) Tomás Luis de Victoria - Ne timeas Maria; The Sixteen / Harry Christophers - Listen on Apple Music https://apple.co/3UWHBHg (2) Hilary Campbell - Ave Maria; The Marian Consort / Rory McCleery - Listen on Apple Music https://apple.co/3UTcJr4 (3) Imogen Holst - I. Welcome Joy and Welcome Sorrow / VI. Shed no Tear; The Sixteen / Harry Christophers - Listen on Apple Music https://apple.co/4dCFb7E (4) Henry Purcell, arr. Susanne Blache - Music For A While; Sjaella - Watch on YouTube https://youtu.be/8TTjw2tGbtg
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    The US Choral Scene

    The US Choral Scene

    Open your eyes and ears to the US choral scene, and be surprised! Christiana Howell and Luthien Brackett tell Sammy and Robert about the wealth of choral music in the US, from schools to spirituals, social change and MONEY...
    TRACKS : (1) Trad. Arr. F.M. Christiansen - Beautiful Savior; St. Olaf Choir / Anton Armstrong / Kelly Becker - Listen on Apple Music https://apple.co/3Whv2qS (2) Trad. Arr M. Hogan - My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord; Atlanta Master Chorale / Eric Nelson (3) Caroline Shaw - Partita: II. Sarabande; Roomful of Teeth - Listen on Apple Music https://apple.co/4aRh57t (4) J.S. Bach - Singet Dem Herrn ein neues Lied: Mvt. III; The Aeolians of Oakwood University / Jason Max Ferdinand
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Choral Conducting

    Choral Conducting

    Eamonn Dougan kicks-off our eighth season, talking choral conducting with guests Patrick Russill, Hilary Campbell and Jack Apperley.
    TRACKS : (1) Tomás Luis de Victoria - Tantum Ergo; Choir of the London Oratory / Patrick Russill (2) Judith Weir - Love Bade Me Welcome; Eric Ericson Chamber Choir / Fredrik Malmberg - Listen on Apple Music https://apple.co/3U3H5pg (3) Caroline Shaw - The Isle, III. Caliban; Roomful of Teeth - Listen on Apple Music https://apple.co/49BcFAm (4) Herbert Howells - Regina caeli; Choir of the London Oratory / Patrick Russill (5) James MacMillan - Tu es Petrus; London Brass / Westminster Cathedral Choir / Martin Baker - Listen on Apple Music https://apple.co/3vWbY6I
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Music for Tenebrae

    Music for Tenebrae

    A Christian service performed on only three days of the year: just before Easter, focussing on the darkness of life without Christ. Insightful chat from Sammy, Robert and (finally) Eamonn with brilliant performances from I Fagiolini (Victoria), Tenebrae (Gesualdo), Les Arts Florissants (Couperin), Trinity Cambridge (Poulenc) and Gesualdo Six (Joanna Ward).
    TRACKS : (1) Tomás Luis de Victoria - Tenebrae Responsories: Matins Responsories for Holy Saturday, Nocturn III; I Fagiolini / Robert Hollingworth - Listen on Apple Music https://apple.co/3x2X5zW (2) Carlo Gesualdo - Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday, First Nocturn: Tristis est anima mea; Tenebrae / Nigel Short - Listen on Apple Music https://apple.co/3Tpn3Fb (3) François Couperin - Troisième Leçon de Ténèbres pour le Mercredi Saint; Les Arts Florissants / William Christie - Listen on Apple Music https://apple.co/4a0L4JO (4) Francis Poulenc - 4 Motets pour un temps de pénitence, FP 97; The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge / Stephen Layton - Listen on Apple Music https://apple.co/3Tmf2kh (5) Joanna Ward - Christus factus est; The Gesualdo Six / Owain Park - Listen on Apple Music https://apple.co/494d0Lo 
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    The best things about LENT

    The best things about LENT

    Revd Canon Dr Victoria Johnson - outgoing precentor at York Minster and incoming to St John's College Cambridge - gives Sammy and Robert some context on Lent while they listen to plangent and powerful tracks by Dobrinka Tabakova, Buxtehude, Tallis (natch) and Bairstow. (THIS EPISODE DOES NOT CONTAIN JAMES MACMILLAN'S MISERERE. BUT IT SHOULD.)
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    TRACKS : (1) Edward Bairstow - The Lamentations; The Choir of York Minster / Philip Moore - Listen on Apple Music https://apple.co/3TrCyxI (2) Thomas Tallis - Lamentations of Jeremiah; Aperi Animam / Daniel Koplitz (3) Dietrich Buxtehude - Membra Jesu Nostri (excerpt); Ricercar Consort / Philippe Pierlot - Listen on Apple Music https://apple.co/3Peeb4a (4) Dobrinka Tabakova - Turn Our Captivity, O Lord; The Sixteen / Harry Christophers - Listen on Apple Music https://apple.co/3V9JGQs
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

Chris, Nottingham ,

A great listen

A well researched well presented show covering all things choral. A great way to stumble across new choirs and music.

Ben47823 ,

Must listen

The best podcast out there about choral music full of interesting stories.

Tinribs ,

A “must listen” for choral singers/enthusiasts

Very entertaining with lots of wonderful stories and yet full of useful information too. This podcast brings together the vast experience of Harry Christophers, Robert Hollingworth and Eamonn Dougan and includes lots of interesting guests and extracts from many of the great recordings by The Sixteen, I Fagiolini and others.

A wonderful antidote to all the grim news out there at the moment. Thank you Harry, Robert and Eamonn.

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