Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Thursday, January 9, 2014

CHORAL CONCERT, with host Nick Halley Sunday, January 12, 2014: 9:05 - 10:00 am, (9:35 - 10:30 NT) on CBC Radio 2

Great choral music inspired by nature

On Choral Concert this Sunday Nick Halley brings you an hour of some of the finest secular choral music composed through the ages. So much great choral music is inspired by religious words, but if you look a little deeper, there is also a lot of wonderful choral music that uses secular texts.

Ok - what is “secular” music? Well, maybe it’s easier to say what it isn’t. It’s choral music that uses texts that do not come from a religious tradition, so if your text is from the Bible, the Koran, the Hebrew scriptures or the Tibetan book of the dead, well – you aren’t secular.

There are TONS of secular themes to choose from and one of the finest is nature. And on this Sunday’s Choral Concert you will hear some beautiful songs about nature – about the sea, about natural hot springs, about spring, about the beautiful Irish air, and even one about the mapping of the planetary cosmos.

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