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Today, CBC Music adds Choral to its web radio lineup, becoming one of the 10 permanent classical stations offered by the service. Available for listening exclusively in Canada, Choral features an impressive roster of choirs and vocal ensembles from around the world, not to mention some of the finest music ever composed for the human voice.



PLAY Click the play button to launch CBC Music's Choral web radio.



For starters, there are more than 100 full-length cantatas by J. S. Bach, most of them recorded by the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists under the direction of John Eliot Gardiner.

There are some lesser-known treasures included, such as this transcription of the Adagietto from Mahler's Symphony No. 5, transcribed for choir by Gérard Pesson and sung to the words "

Kein deutscher Himmel
" by Accentus, directed by 
Laurence Equilbey.

Prepare yourself for energetic choral/orchestral blowouts, like Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, with the Shinyukai Choir, the Staats- und Domchor Berlin and the Berliner Philharmoniker under Seiji Ozawa.

You can also count on moments of more restrained beauty, like Allegri's Miserere, interpreted by Peter Phillips and his Tallis Scholars.

 

There are some classic folk song arrangements too, like the haunting tune "Shenandoah" performed by Chanticleer.

And no, we didn't forget Canada. You'll find groups like the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, Amabile Choirs of London, musica intima, Greystone Singers, Shallaway, Halifax Camerata, Elmer Iseler Singers, Westcoast Mennonite Chamber Choir, the chorus of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Vancouver Bach Choir, Quintessential Vocal Ensemble, Bach Children's Chorus of Scarborough, Elora Festival Singers, La Chapelle de Québec, the Saskatoon Children's Choir, Chor Leoni, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir, Elektra — and the Nathaniel Dett Chorale.

Choral, the newest addition to CBC Music's classical web radio stations, is available for digital streaming whenever you're ready. It's absolutely free, and you can find it by clicking on "Classical," under the "Web Radio Stations" tab at the top of this page's right-side column.

Correction: Choral replaces a previous channel, and does not add an 11th classical web radio station as previously reported.

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Hamilton Children's Choir
#1 posted by
Hamilton Children's Choir
on Jan 17, 2013

Hi Scott,  

Just wondering if you have plans to share works by the Hamilton Children's Choir.  Winners of the CBC National Choral Competition in 2008 as well as the Cantabile Grand Prize in Montreal.  Most recently Grand Prize Champions at the 1st Xinghai Prize International Choral Competition & Festival in Guangzhou, China.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Tricia 

alexkillby
#2 posted by
alexkillby
on Jan 17, 2013

Very cool, this is a fantastic announcement. Proud to say that for a few years, was a member of the Amabile Choirs of London. Living in Ottawa now, and I very dearly miss the time I spent with the choir!

Scott Tresham
#3 posted by
Scott Tresham
on Jan 17, 2013

Hello Tricia,

I was there in 2008 and certainly remember the HCC's award-winning performance. Hope to hear you again very soon on cbcmusic.ca! I don't actually program the Choral stream, but I'll find out more about how you can submit your recordings to our programmers and follow-up with you directly.

The good news is you can begin to share your choir's music with CBC Music users right away — by making an artist page and uploading as many tracks as you like. You can also promote your upcoming concerts (using our concert calendar, one of the most comprehensive in Canada), start your own blog, and more. It's pretty easy to set up, and absolutely free. To get started, please go to: http://music.cbc.ca/artistsignup

operakitti
#4 posted by
operakitti
on Jan 18, 2013

Thank-you CBC Music! Thank-you!

rudyerd
#5 posted by
rudyerd
on Jan 18, 2013

Love it, love it, love it

Absolutely wonderful

onlytony
#6 posted by
onlytony
on Jan 18, 2013

apply only to the affected area

Rollyj
#7 posted by
Rollyj
on Jan 19, 2013
Very relaxing.
mssunflowers
#8 posted by
mssunflowers
on Jan 20, 2013

I happened to hear Peter Tonya this morning speak about this new choral streaming. I was almost in disbelief in what I was hearing. But I can assure you whole heartedly that I am simply THRILLED to bits. It has been what I have been waiting for on CBC Music. 

I have been an avid listener to Choral Concert for the past 15 years and maybe longer.

I always hoped there  was some way to replay the Choral Concert program throughout the week. Well it appears you have solved my little dilemna. So to be sure, I will be tuning in each day to get my Choral-Choir musical fix.. lol

I was a Chorister for many years and I must say do miss it ever so much.

Thank you so much and I hope the Choral Musical Heaven becomes the favourite.

Wishing you much success in the year ahead.

Sincerely,

Sandra

Kokopelli Choir Association
#9 posted by
Kokopelli Choir Association
on Jan 21, 2013

So excited to see this new choral station!  Thanks CBC for making this a reality.  We'll be listening :)

Derek Lindner
#10 posted by
Derek Lindner
on Jan 21, 2013

Very, very  funny onlytony, I was smiling all day.

I was always hoping for a Tongi/Reilly Listen Again because of the commentary, but this is just as swell.

50Aura
#11 posted by
50Aura
on Jan 21, 2013

What is the best way to get into the all-day choral program? I have a problem with it.

Edith

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