Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

CHORAL CONCERT, with host Peter Togni Sunday, July 29, 2012 9:00 - 11:00 am, (9:30 - 11:30 NT) on CBC Radio 2

A focus on men’s voices

This week on Choral Concert Peter Togni is bringing the rich, thick and lyrical sound of men’s voices to center stage.

It wasn’t long ago that male choirs seemed to be fading into history. With many choirs abandoning the practice of using boys as trebles, the trend was towards blended choirs – allowing for a full mature sound right across the range of voices.

However, it seems that lately there is a return to same sex choirs, and especially all-male choirs. Their sound is rich, thick and warm - kind of like an orchestra of cellos.

Choirs like Chor Leoni, Chanticleer, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and the Mungano National Choir from Kenya have all released superb discs in the past few years, and this Sunday we will sample all of them.

Don’t forget that CBCMUSIC.CA has lots to offer for classical music lovers, there are 10 classical streams, available 24 / 7. You can also check out the Choral Concert blog plus extensive videos and concerts in all genres.

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