Saturday, 16 January 2016

Howard Goodall's Choir Works

In case you haven't come across Howard Goodall's Choir Works, you might like to hop over to and see, and most importantly, hear it in action.

The four episodes span the globe with the first show starting in Europe with a visit to Bulgaria for the reasonably well known style of Bulgarian folk singing, but the second part moves to Estonia for a fascinating few minutes about the history and importance of choral singing to that country.

There is a remarkable quote about 16 minutes through to illustrate just how important singing was during the Soviet era when Howard state "the simple act of singing banned folk songs allowed a whole people to find their voice".

And the fourth show features an English cathedral choir in Oxford with the men singers of the future in the shape of young lads venturing out on their early musical adventures.

You can find out more about this remarkable musician at

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