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20171022

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of choral music and performances.

20180107

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of the very best organ music and performances.

20180923

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents her selection of choral favourites and new discoveries.

Roderick Williams with an irresistible mix of music and singing

20180923

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents her selection of choral favourites and new discoveries.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch's selections of irresistible music for choirs and organs.

20180930

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of irresistible music for voices.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch's selections of irresistible music for choirs and organs.

20181007

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of irresistible music for organ.

Roderick Williams with an irresistible mix of music and singing

20181007

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of irresistible music for organ.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch's selections of irresistible music for choirs and organs.

20181014

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of irresistible music for voices.

Roderick Williams with an irresistible mix of music and singing

20181014

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of irresistible music for voices.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch's selections of irresistible music for choirs and organs.

20181021

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents her selection of irresistible music for choirs

Roderick Williams with an irresistible mix of music and singing

20181021

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents her selection of irresistible music for choirs

Sara Mohr-Pietsch's selections of irresistible music for choirs and organs.

20181028

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of irresistible music for voices

Roderick Williams with an irresistible mix of music and singing

20181104

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents an hour of organ favourites and new discoveries.

Roderick Williams with an irresistible mix of music and singing

20181111

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of irresistible music for voices.

Roderick Williams with an irresistible mix of music and singing

"durufle, Rossini And Js Bach"20171001

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of the very best organ music and performances.

Today, and on the first Sunday of every month, Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of the very best organ music and performances. This week she includes a fugal peal of bells by Maurice Durufle, a dazzling operatic transcription performed by virtuoso, Wayne Marshall and a major work from J.S. Bach on one of Europe's most celebrated historic organs.

"latvian Chamber Choir, Campra, Stanford"20170924

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of the very best choral music and performances.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of the very best choral music and performances, including the Latvian Radio Choir with a fairy-tale vision of their homeland and, a grand funeral offertory by French opera composer André Campra. The Bach Choir bring to life a lost masterpiece from the hand of Charles Villiers Stanford.

An Irresistible Mix Of Choral Music And Performances20171126

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces choral music, including Barber's famous 'Adagio'.

An Irresistible Mix Of Choral Performances20171210

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of unmissable choral music.

Bach, Handel And Verdi20180114

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces Bach sung by the Norwegian Soloists Choir.

Bach's Organ Music20171224

Sara Mohr-Pietsch spends an hour with Bach and the instrument he made his own.

Roderick Williams with an irresistible mix of music and singing

Sara Mohr-Pietsch invites us to spend an hour with Bach and the instrument he made his own. Organ works large and small show Bach out to dazzle, delight and dance with joy. Including his Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 532, in an ebullient performance by Peter Hurford, and Marie-Claire Alain taking on the virtuosic Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C, BWV 564.

Brahms And Handel20180225

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of unmissable choral music and performances.

Byrd, Kodaly And Rossini20171119

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of unmissable choral music and performances.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of unmissable choral music. Today, William Byrd advises vigilance, Kodaly keeps up the pecking order, and Rossini takes a moonlit boat trip. Plus, a devout Choir Concerto from Soviet Russia composed by Alfred Schnittke - as part of BBC Radio 3's season "Breaking Free: A Century Of Russian Culture".

Choir20180916

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents her selection of choral favourites and new discoveries.

Roderick Williams with an irresistible mix of music and singing

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents her selection of choral favourites and new discoveries for Sunday afternoon

In today’s programme we hear J.S. Bach at his most jubilant in music he wrote to celebrate the spiritual awakening of Christ’s followers, anointed with tongues of holy fire. Gabriel Fauré conjures a nightmarish swarm of vampires, dragons and infernal genies in his choral poem, Les Djinns, and we’re invited to join some boisterous feast day celebrations in rural Bohemia courtesy of Antonín Dvořák.

Produced by Chris Taylor for BBC Wales

Photo: The Sixteen (credit Arnaud Stephenson)

Choir And Organ At Free Thinking20180311

Greg Beardsell presents live performances from Musical Originals and Voices of Hope.

Roderick Williams with an irresistible mix of music and singing

Greg Beardsell presents a special edition of the programme from Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival at Sage Gateshead. Performing live are two choirs who recently represented the British Isles at the 2017 Let The People's Sing final in Helsinki: Musical Originals - a Jersey-based children's choir - and Voices of Hope, a chamber choir based in the North East of England.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch with an irresistible mix of music and singing

Choral Music For Sunday Afternoon20180415

Roderick Williams invites you to join him for an hour of choral delights.

Roderick Williams with an irresistible mix of music and singing

Choral music for Sunday afternoon2018041520180708 (R3)

Roderick Williams invites you to join him for an hour of choral delights.

Roderick Williams with an irresistible mix of music and singing

Choral Music For Sunday Afternoon2018041520180708 (R3)

Roderick Williams invites you to join him for an hour of choral delights.

Roderick Williams with an irresistible mix of music and singing

Dufay, Reich, The Young Tradition20180930

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of irresistible music for voices.

Roderick Williams with an irresistible mix of music and singing

Durufle, Rossini And Js Bach20171001
Dvorak, Schubert And Mcdowall20180318

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of beautiful music for many voices.

Roderick Williams with an irresistible mix of music and singing

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of beautiful music for many voices. Today, she presents Dvořák in jubilant mood in his setting of Psalm 149 for full chorus and orchestra. The Netherlands-based Egidius Kwartet offer Schubert at his most charming and flirtatious, plus a gently uplifting hymn to Motherhood from British composer Cecilia McDowall.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch with an irresistible mix of music and singing

Faure, Bach And Wagner20171029
Gabrieli, Gorecki And Faure20180218

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces another hour of unmissable choral music. Today she tempts us with an ecstatic modern classic inspired by Pope John Paul II's visit to his Polish homeland, alongside sultry syncopations from Cuba, a welcome song from the South Seas, and choral favourites by Fauré and Gabrieli.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents an anthem for Pope John Paul II and sultry Cuban syncopations.

Gershwin And Bach20180401

Roderick Williams introduces an hour of the very best organ music and performances.

Roderick Williams with an irresistible mix of music and singing

Acclaimed baritone Roderick Williams joins Choir and Organ to present an hour of the very best organ music and performances.

Including a dazzling improvisation on Gershwin's show tune "I Got Rhythm" by the brilliant British virtuoso Wayne Marshall - plus works by father and son Johann Sebastian and Wilhelm Friedemann Bach. There's also a chance to hear a vivid rarity of the Spanish Baroque - the "Battle of Punta Baix" by Juan Cabanilles.

Sara Mohr-pietsch with an irresistible mix of music and singing

Handel, Whitacre And Britten20180408

Roderick Williams introduces an hour of irresistible music for voices.

Roderick Williams with an irresistible mix of music and singing

Handel, Whitacre, Britten2018040820180624 (R3)

Roderick Williams introduces an hour of irresistible music for voices.

Roderick Williams with an irresistible mix of music and singing

Haydn, Strauss And Piazzolla20180121

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces more irresistible choral music, from Haydn to Piazzolla.

Irresistible Choral Music With Roderick Williams20180422

Roderick Williams presents an hour of unmissable music for many voices.

Roderick Williams with an irresistible mix of music and singing

John Tusa's Opera Journey20171008

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of unmissable choral music and performances.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of unmissable choral music and performances, including Verdi and Liszt, both in their church vestments. The King's Singers bring their infectious style to a rare choral gem by Pachelbel, and Sara introduces a stunning new recording of James MacMillan's beautiful setting of Burns's poem of lost love, The Gallant Weaver.

Latvian Chamber Choir, Campra, Stanford20170924
Marcello, Buxtehude, Yon20181007

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of irresistible music for organ.

Roderick Williams with an irresistible mix of music and singing

Sara Mohr-Pietsch's selections of irresistible music for choirs and organs.

Marvellous Music For Many Voices20171231

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of captivating choral music.

Mozart, Purcell And Wagner20180211

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces a dawn chorus from Purcell and Wagner's Pilgrims' Chorus.

Mozart, Rachmaninov And Saint-saens20171203

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of the very best organ music.

Organ Music - Sweelinck, Walton And Falcinelli20180304

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of the very best organ music and performances.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch with an irresistible mix of music and singing

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of the very best organ music and performances. Including original music for the instrument by Sweelinck, Gigout and Prizeman - as well the pioneering 20th century Frenchwoman Rolande Falcinelli. There's also a chance to hear two charming - and very contrasting - transcriptions of William Walton.

Organ Music: Bach, Mozart And Mendelssohn20171105

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of the very best organ music and performances.

On the first Sunday of every month, Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of the very best organ music and performances. This week she features Percy Grainger taking a 'free ramble' through the music of Bach, a Mozart overture for four hands (complete with percussion), and Mendelssohn showing he was just as comfortable on the organ bench as he was at the piano.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch shares choir and organ music comprising of Mozart, Bach and Mendelssohn.

Roderick William Presents An Hour Of Music For Many Voices20180513
Roderick William Presents An Hour Of Music For Many Voices20180513

Elgar's Nimrod transformed for voices plus an octet of operatic Valkyries.

Roderick Williams with an irresistible mix of music and singing

Roderick's selection includes one of Elgar's best loved orchestral works transformed for voices, an octet of Valkyries bickering on their way to Valhalla, and two baleful, choral curses directed towards disgraced apostle, Judas Iscariot. Plus a prized musical treasure from the personal collection of an Elizabethan gentleman.

Roderick Williams Introduces Music For Many Voices20180610

A hunting chorus from Haydn, a Gloria by Puccini and a visit to a party in Hades.

Roderick Williams with an irresistible mix of music and singing

In today's programme we hear Joseph Haydn aiming to repeat the success of his hit oratorio, The Creation; Richard Strauss sends a heartfelt cry of hope and light from the midst of Hitler's Third Reich; and we take a trip to the underworld, where there's a party going on. Plus the earworm melodies of Puccini's Messa di Gloria.

Roderick Williams Presents An Hour Of Music For Many Voices20180527

A terrifying impression of the Day of Judgement from Verdi. Plus music by Bach and Byrd.

Roderick Williams with an irresistible mix of music and singing

In today's programme, Verdi conjures a terrifying impression of the Day of Judgement, complete with fire, brimstone and a full chorus of wailing souls. J.S Bach imagines the scene at Christ's baptism in the river Jordan. And we're invited to sing joyfully by both Elizabethan maestro, William Byrd and the ACM Gospel Choir of Guilford.

Roderick Williams presents an hour of organ music for Sunday afternoon20180603

Roderick Williams presents his selection of music for the King of Instruments.

Roderick Williams with an irresistible mix of music and singing

Roderick Williams Presents An Hour Of Outstanding Organ Music20180506

Music from Langlais, Howells and Bach. Plus Widor's famous Toccata.

Roderick Williams with an irresistible mix of music and singing

French composer, Jean Langlais treads the fine line between joy and frenzy his Incantation pour un jour saint. Herbert Howells pays touching homage to his Tudor forebears and we hear a wedding march that seems determined to make the bride stumble. Roderick also features Widor's famous Toccata in the recording recommended, last month, by Radio 3's Record Review.

Roderick Williams Presents Choral Delights For Sunday Afternoon20180429

Classical favourites from Haydn, Brahms and Pachelbel plus music from Wales and Cuba.

Roderick Williams with an irresistible mix of music and singing

Roderick Williams With Another Hour Of Choral Classics20180617

Featuring Mendelssohn's Elijah. Plus Beethoven meets orthodox composer Rodion Shchedrin.

Roderick Williams with an irresistible mix of music and singing

Roderick Williams With Choral Gems For Sunday Afternoon.20180520

Roderick presents his selection of music for many voices.

Roderick Williams with an irresistible mix of music and singing

Roderick presents his selection of music for many voices.

Roderick Williams with an irresistible mix of music and singing

Programme exploring all things choral, including performances and special features.

Schumann, Leifs And Glass20180128

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces more irresistible choral music, including Schumann and Leifs.

Sibelius, Vierne And Pachelbel20180204
Tallis, Gershwin And Durufle20171112

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces unmissable choral music.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of unmissable choral music. Today, six King's Singers perform the impossible in Tallis's 40-part Spem In Alium, plus Gershwin and Durufle.

Sara also showcases the UK's entries in the prestigious European choral competition, Let The Peoples Sing: Tyneside's Voices of Hope and the Musical Originals children's choir from Jersey.

Producer: Steven Rajam for BBC Wales

Photo: Voices of Hope.

Unmissable music for choirs with Roderick Williams20180715

Roderick Williams presents choral favourites and new discoveries for Sunday afternoon.

Roderick Williams with an irresistible mix of music and singing

Roderick Williams presents his selection of choral favourites and new discoveries for Sunday afternoon. In today's programme, we hear an ambitious mass setting by Schubert, a joyful psalm by revered polish composer, Pavel Łukaszewki and we eavesdrop on the extravagant 17th century funeral of a wealthy German Count. Plus the National Youth Training Choir of Great Britain dance their way through an infectious hit number from Indian song-writing legend, A. R. Rahman.

Unmissable Music for the King of Instruments20180701

Roderick Williams presents an hour of organ favourites and new discoveries.

Roderick Williams with an irresistible mix of music and singing

Roderick Williams presents an hour of organ favourites and new discoveries. In today's programme, we follow a solemn funeral procession to its surprisingly exultant conclusion, J.S. Bach makes graceful leaps of joy in his beloved chorale: Wachet Auf, and we revel in the sound of the spectacular fanfare trumpets which crown the historic organ at Washington Cathedral.

Why Music? The Key To Memory20171015

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents four new choral works inspired by people living with dementias.

Live from Wellcome Collection in London. The Fellowship Octet, from the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, performs four world premieres inspired by the work of Wellcome's Created Out of Mind research into the experience of people living with dementias. Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces the live performances and talks to the young composers from the BBC Proms Inspire scheme and their mentor Kerry Andrew about the project.

Part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of live events, concerts and discussions exploring the implications of music's unique capacity to be remembered, produced by Radio 3 in partnership with Wellcome Collection.