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Scary Choral Music for Halloween

Sunday, October 27, 2013

This week the Choral Mix goes trick-or-treating for scary Halloween goodies including frightening music by Handel, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff and Ligeti. Listen with the lights on!

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Choral Hit Parade

Sunday, May 26, 2013

On this season finale of The Choral Mix, we celebrate with a choral hit parade of heavy hitting works from Mahler, Handel, and Bruckner.

 

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The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle

In Choral Music, It's Not Only a Man's World

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Today we focus on the music of women over the last century. Works by two contemporary ladies, Elena Ruehr and Abbie Bettinis, make an appearance, as do works by Amy Beach and Imogen Holst.

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A Bach Family Reunion

Sunday, March 17, 2013

In advance of WQXR's Bach 360 festival, The Choral Mix features music from the Bach Family. There’s C.P.E., Johann Nicolaus, Johann Christoph, Johan Ludwig and the master himself, Johann Sebastian.

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Remembering Conductor Eric Ericson

Sunday, March 10, 2013

On this episode of The Choral Mix, we consider the musical life of Eric Ericson, the legendary Swedish choral conductor who died on Feb. 16 at age 94.

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A Mix of Female Choral Composers

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Today on The Choral Mix, a Ghost Story set to music, works of British suffragette and pioneering composer, Dame Ethel Smyth, and American Grammy award winning composer Libby Larsen.

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The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle

African American Choral Composers

Sunday, February 24, 2013

On this edition of The Choral Mix, Kent Tritle explores compositions of contemporary African Americans plus an interview with organist and choral director David Hurd.

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Messages

Sunday, January 27, 2013

This episode of The Choral Mix presents deeply emotional themes. Words from the war front, from soldiers, from the home front of their loved ones. Words from the holocaust: the Diary of Anne Frank, and the engrossing power of the great poets on musicians. 

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New Sounds

New Choral Music

Saturday, January 19, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to choral music of the British Isles, Armenia, and more, including the Medieval music group, Canty, dubbed “Scotland’s Anonymous 4.” They perform Irish composer Michael McGlynn’s “Lorica,” from a recent release, "Carmina Celtica."  The record features world premieres of nine contemporary works - some written for Canty, commissioned by them, or gifted by the composer.

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The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle

Women in the Choral Arts

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Today we focus on the music of women over the last century. Works by two contemporary ladies, Elena Ruehr and Abbie Bettinis, make an appearance, as do works by Amy Beach and Imogen Holst.

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An Orthodox Christmas Celebration

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Many New Yorkers in the Orthodox Christian tradition haven’t actually celebrated their Christmas yet. On this edition of The Mix we celebrate music from the Orthodox Christmas tradition.

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The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle

Christmas in New York

Sunday, December 16, 2012

On this edition of The Choral Mix, we celebrate Christmas from New York with choral music from several of the city's finest vocal ensembles.

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Choral Thrillers for All Saints Day

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Today on The Choral Mix, a spooky assortment of choral thrillers, including works that portray ghosts and demons, and a setting of Edgar Allen Poe.

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Tygers and Lambs

Sunday, October 07, 2012

This week's show opens with a creatures' chorus celebrating Saint Francis of Assisi's Feast Day. Host Kent Tritle offers some poems and settings referencing God and creation.

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On-Demand Audio: A Folk Celebration

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Folk music has served as inspiration to almost every composer in history. On this week's Choral Mix, the music of Bartók along with works by Aaron Copland, Mark O'Connor, John Rutter and Veljo Tormis.

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The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle

Bach's Mass in B Minor

Sunday, September 09, 2012

This week on the Choral Mix, Kent Tritle features a landmark in the choral repertoire, J.S. Bach's stunning Mass in B Minor. Listen to the show on-demand here.

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New Sounds

New Choral Music

Friday, January 06, 2012

For this New Sounds, listen to choral music of the British Isles, Armenia, and more, including the Medieval music group, Canty, dubbed “Scotland’s Anonymous 4.” They perform Irish composer Michael McGlynn’s “Lorica,” from a recent release, "Carmina Celtica."  The record features world premieres of nine contemporary works - some written for Canty, commissioned by them, or gifted by the composer.

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New Sounds

Vocal Works

Saturday, March 05, 2011

For this New Sounds, sample vocal works by the Norwegian singer/songpoet Synnøve Rognlien, some with Gregorian chant and flamenco singing.  Also, listen to Anne-Lise Berntsen & Nils-Henrik Asheim, who combine Norwegian religious folksong and organ improvisation.  Then there’s Gaelic soprano Nóirín Ní Riain and the monks of the Glenstal Abbey who recreate the medieval liturgy’s choral masterworks; hymns, laments, carols, and prayers.  Plus music from Trio Mediaeval, Hildegard von Bingen, and more.

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WQXR Blog

Tongue-Tied in the Chorus

Monday, December 06, 2010

Jeff Spurgeon writes: "I’ve sung in good choirs and not-as-good choirs, in ensembles large and small, singing early music and brand-new music. I’ve been a useful chorister, and, at least one time, a completely useless one."

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New Sounds

New Choral Music

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Listen to ethereal choral music on this New Sounds program from Latvia and Ireland.  Hear Latvian sacred music performed by the innovative State Choir Latvija. 

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