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01The Choir20130203

The first of a special series of programmes presented by leading figures in the choral world. Today, voice expert and choral director Suzi Digby presents her pick of the world's best youth choirs and invites two experts in choral training to discuss some of the the challenges and joys of working with young singers.

02The Choir20130210

The second in a series of programmes presented by leading figures in the choral world. Today, composer Paul Mealor presents his pick of choral music for royal occasions and discusses the challenges of large-scale ceremonies with the director of music at St. Paul's Cathedral, Andrew Carwood. There's a birthday to celebrate too, as Paul marks the 70th of a friend who's been a huge inspiration to him, American choral composer, Morten Lauridsen.

03The Choir20130217

The third in a series of programmes presented by leading figures in the choral world. Today, choral conductor and composer Ken Burton presents his pick of Gospel choral music, including non-gospel background choirs performing this genre to its use in classical works such as Tippett's A Child of Our Time.

04The Choir20130224

Continuing a series of special programmes presented by leading experts from the choral world. Harry Christophers, founder and director of The Sixteen, explores how renaissance composer and priest, Tomás Luis de Victoria infused his sacred music with the passion and energy of his Catholic faith. Harry compares Victoria's example with two of his modern heroes of choral music music, Francis Poulenc and James MacMillan.