54 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

    • Music
    • 4.8 • 8 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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    Music Education

    Music Education

    Robert tries to understand where singing and music are in schools in 2024 and gets a summary from Tim Burnage on how things have changed. He talks to Thomas Leech, director of the Diocese of Leeds Schools Singing Programme and we also hear from Eamonn in Dublin on a new initiative run by Chamber Choir Ireland.
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    Find out more about the Diocese of Leeds Schools Singing Programme
    Check out Chamber Choir Ireland
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    TRACKS : (1) John Sheppard - In pace (extract); Leeds Cathedral Girls Choir and Scholars / Thomas Leech (2) Plainchant: Alleluia tollite jugum (extract); Leeds Cathedral Senior Girls' Choir / Thomas Leech (3) Thomas Tallis - Loquebantur variis linguis; Leeds Cathedral Girls Choir and Scholars / Members of The Sixteen / Harry Christophers (4) Fintan O’Carroll - Suantrái ár Slánaitheora; Chamber Choir Ireland / Paul Hillier - Listen on Apple Music https://apple.co/48xV8s1 (5) Levente Gyöngyösi - Ubi caritas; Pro Musica - Szabó Dénes - Listen on Apple Music https://apple.co/3uMVopp
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    • 56 min
    Polyphony

    Polyphony

    Clare Wilkinson, Sammy and Robert chat about what matters when singing or listening to polyphony - mostly in Renaissance music but relevant more widely. Some good tips in this one for singers - and even conductors!
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    Find out more about Cambridge Early Music Summer Schools
    TRACKS : (1) William Byrd - Mass for Three Voices: V. Agnus Dei; The Tallis Scholars / Peter Phillips - Listen on Apple Music https://apple.co/498J41K (2) Jacobus Clemens non Papa - Ego Flos Campi; Henry's Eight - Listen on Apple Music https://apple.co/3waLIp7 (3) Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur - Le cantique des cantiques: II. La voix du bien-aimé; I Fagiolini / Robert Hollingworth https://apple.co/3HVwDKO
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    • 54 min
    Starting a Choir

    Starting a Choir

    ...or IMPENDING DOOM. Nicholas has an actually very light-hearted chat with Ellie Slorach of Kantos Chamber Choir and Harry Bradford of Recordare about the journey with their young choirs so far, while Robert tries to remember what it felt like back in 1986 with I Fagiolini...
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    www.recordarechamberchoir.co.uk
    TRACKS : (1) Gustav Holst - I Love My Love; Recordare / Harry Bradford - Listen on Apple Music https://apple.co/4baLizc (2) Rebecca Dale - Materna Requiem: 10. In paradisum: If I Should Go; Kantos Chamber Choir / Clark Rundell - Listen on Apple Music https://apple.co/3S82uwf (3) Lisa Robertson - To Tell It Like It Is; NYCGB Fellowship / Ben Parry https://apple.co/3ScwIOG
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    • 59 min
    Vocal Jazz

    Vocal Jazz

    We're back! Our spring season ('spring' is a bit 'hopeful' at the moment and also autumn for southern hemisphere listeners) opens with a look at vocal jazz in the cool company of the sextet, STANDARD DEVIATION. Ever tried it yourself and wondered just how it works? Now you can. Robert is joined by Tegan Eldridge, Olivia Hugh-Jones, Nell Norman, Hugh Beckwith, Harry Baker and Tom Lowen.
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    TRACK LISTING :
    Swingin' Till The Girls Come Home
    Oscar Pettiford & Jon Hendricks, arr. Harry Baker
    A Red Red Rose
    trad./Burns, arr. Edward Randell (ex-Swingle)
    I Know You Know
    Esperanza Spalding, arr. Aled Walker
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    • 52 min
    Christmas Chihuahua

    Christmas Chihuahua

    Eamonn, Robert and Sammy finally make it to the same room for mulled wine, mince pies and some intriguing Christmas tracks. Virtual champagne is opened to celebrate 50 episodes of the podcast.
    TRACK LISTING :
    Trad. Arr. Stephen Sametz - Gaudete
    Chanticleer
    Peter Warlock - The Rich Cavalcade
    Allegri Singers / Louis Halsey
    John Rutter - What Sweeter Music
    Tenebrae / Nigel Short
    Juan Frances de Iribarren - Xacara de Navidad
    I Fagiolini / Robert Hollingworth
    Ana Beard-Fernandez - soprano / Nicholas Mulroy - tenor
    Joanna Marsh - In Winter’s House
    Gesualdo Six
    J.S.Bach - Kyrie 2 & Gloria from Lutheran Mass in F BWV
    Gabrieli Consort & Players / Paul McCreesh
    With thanks to Voces8 and Standard Deviation for etymology and semantic jingles!
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Singing and the menopause

    Singing and the menopause

    Charlotte Mobbs and Dr. Jenevora Williams are back to talk to Eamonn about how the menopause affects singing. A REALLY USEFUL episode. [See also 3 eps back: ''Everything you wish you’d known about hormones and the voice"]
    TRACK LISTING:
    Vivaldi - Gloria: Gloria in excelsis
    Schola Pietatis Antonio Vivaldi / Richard Vendome
    Trio Bulgarka - Nauchil Sai Dobri
    Tim Lea Young - Three Wings
    Voice Trio
    Joni Mitchel - Both Sides Now
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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Choral Geek ,

Great pod for choral geeks

This is a great podcast for choral geeks. They explain things well and there’s always some good, British humor involved.

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