In this post I have two wonderful a cappella performances of the Prayer of the Children written by Kurt Bestor. The arrangements are almost identical, but the results are quite different.
This is Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus performed by the Concordia Choir of Moorhead, Minnesota. Continue reading Concordia Choir: Ave Verum Corpus
Celtic Thunder is an Irish singing group that has been performing since 1977. This a capella performance is from 2011. Continue reading Amazing Grace – Celtic Thunder
With ANZAC Day just around the corner I thought I’d add a hymn written about the fallen of the First World War.
The words of this very moving hymn, O Valiant Hearts, were originally a poem by Sir John Stanhope Arkwright (1872–1954). It was set to music by the Rev. Dr. Charles Harris. Continue reading O Valiant Hearts – Sam Robson
With Easter just next week I thought I’d re-visit that beautiful hymn Were You There When They Crucified My Lord.
Here are two vintage videos, one from 55 years ago and the other 65 years ago. They’re very different, but both worth watching at this time of year. Continue reading Were You There When They Crucified My Lord – two versions
Vocal Point is a nine-member, male a cappella group at Brigham Young University in Utah. Founded by students in 1991, Vocal Point operates under the auspice of BYU’s School of Music. Continue reading Nearer, My God, to Thee — BYU Vocal Point
Tony sent this to me. It’s Andrea Bocelli singing the Lord’s Prayer with the Mormon Tabernacle choir and orchestra in Salt Lake City. Continue reading The Lord’s Prayer – Andrea Bocelli
I’ve just made two changes to our choir web site so it’s easier for you to use: Continue reading Making our site easier to use
This is a performance by the Philippine Madrigal Singers in the little Italian town of Castelfranco Emilia. It’s recorded in the Chiesa di San Giacomo on 10th September 2012. Continue reading Philippine Madrigal Singers – Ave Maria
The priest is Father Ray Kelly from Oldcastle, County Meath. He has gained world-wide praise after the wedding video of him singing Hallelujah was posted online. The YouTube video has been viewed more than 39 million times.
He was later invited to sing live on the Irish Late Late Show (video below), was interviewed by Ellen Continue reading A priest brings the house down at an Irish wedding