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20161120Sara Mohr-Pietsch with highlights from the Children's category at Choir of the Year 2016.

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

20170402The National Youth Choir of Great Britain and the Royal Albert Hall are curating the first International Youth Choirs Festival this April. Sara talks to NYCGB's deputy artistic director Greg Beardsell about youth singing around the world and in the UK. Plus a new release from Regent Records, and International Children's Book day.

Sara talks to Greg Beardsell about the National Youth Choir and their festival this April.

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

20170625Programme exploring all things choral, including performances and special features.

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

20170709Sara discovers Pachelbel's C major Magnificat, and songs from the forests of Cameroon.

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

20180107Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of the very best organ music and performances.

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

20180916Sara 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)

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

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

2018092320190324 (R3)Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents her selection of choral favourites and new discoveries.

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

20180930Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of irresistible music for voices. Today, the folk ensemble The Young Tradition feature in a vocal fox hunt, Haydn imagines life as an old man and Sara explores hymns of praise spanning six centuries by Guillaume Dufay, Henry Purcell and Steve Reich.

Produced by Steven Rajam for BBC Wales

Photo: Tenebrae (credit Sim Canetty-Clarke)

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

20181007Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of irresistible music for organ.

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

20181014Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of irresistible music for voices...featuring hailstorms in the desert, flying pigs, and a Viennese choral polka. We also pay a choral tribute to the late Icelandic composer Johann Johannsson.

Produced by Steven Rajam for BBC Wales

Photo: The Holst Singers/Stephen Layton

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

20181021Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents her selection of irresistible music for choirs

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

2018102820190526 (R3)Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of irresistible music for voices

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

20181104Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents an hour of organ favourites and new discoveries.

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

20181111Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of irresistible music for voices...featuring bells at dawn, to chasing rainbows, and choral music to commemorate the Armistice Centenary including works by Fauré, Willcocks, and Elgar, and including a Sonic Memorial for Remembrance Day, recorded on location: 5: Antietam - Sharpsburg, Maryland USA, 1862

Produced by Luke Whitlock for BBC Wales

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

20181118Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of irresistible music for voices.

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

20181125Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of irresistible music for voices... featuring a gentle Robin, waltzing Innocents, and a Chorister's prayer, with music by Rautavaara, Handel, Poulenc, and a recent release from the Brabant Ensemble singing music by Antoine De Fevin.

Produced by Luke Whitlock for BBC Wales

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

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20190106Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents a selection of organ favourites and new discoveries, incouding a brilliant new Toccata for the season of Epiphany and a prelude for New Year by Bach. Sara also champions the work of Lichtenstein's most musical son, Joseph Rheinberger.

Producer Chris Taylor for BBC Cymru Wales

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents a selection of organ favourites and new discoveries.

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

20190113Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces another selection of irresistible music for voices.

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

20190120Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces this week's selection of irresistible music for voices.

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

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20190203Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents a selection of organ favourites and new discoveries including a jubilant fanfare by William Mathias, Orlando Gibbons, Bach and some classic French works, Theodore Dubois's Toccata and Widor's Sixth Symphony. written to exploit the full resources of a big Cavaille-Coll organ.

Produced in Cardiff by Johannah Smith

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents a selection of organ favourites and new discoveries.

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

2019021020190714 (R3)Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces another selection of irresistible music for voices. Today, Victoria and John Dowland wallow in the beauty of deep sorrow, as only Renaissance composers knew how. We hear a joyful psalm of praise from Felix Mendelssohn and J.S. Bach takes us into battle alongside St. Michael.

Produced in Cardiff by Johannah Smith

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

20190224Sara Mohr-Pietsch with an irresistible mix of music and singing. This week's selection includes Gabrieli, Vaughan Williams in rousing form, the Icelandic composer Jon Leifs' haunting Requiem, Imogen Holst and a favourite recording of a classic choral work: Bach's motet Komm, Jesu Komm.

Producer: Johannah Smith for BBC Wales

Sara Mohr-Pietsch with an irresistible mix of music and singing from Bach to Stravinsky

20190303Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents a selection of organ favourites and new discoveries.

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

20190310Sara Mohr-Pietsch with an irresistible mix of music and singing.
20190317Sara Mohr-Pietsch with an irresistible mix of music and singing. This week's selection includes a hymn to European unity by Beethoven (not the one you might expect!), schoolyard games from Paul Simon, and a late 20th-century choral masterpiece by Henryk Gorecki.

Produced by Steven Rajam for BBC Wales.

20190407Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents a selection of organ favourites and new discoveries for the king of Instruments, including a sortie by Mel Bonis, a fantasy by Saint-Saens, and a prelude and fugue by Bach, as well as music by Hindemith, Frescobaldi and Mendelssohn and more.

Produced by Luke Whitlock for BBC Wales.

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

20190421Sara Mohr-Pietsch with an irresistible mix of music and singing. This week's selection includes choral gems including both Handel's Messiah and Bernstein's West Side Story, and we go all quiet with Hush, no more by Purcell, and ending with a lullaby from Mary Poppins.

Produced by Luke Whitlock for BBC Wales.

20190428Sara Mohr-Pietsch with an irresistible mix of music and singing. This week's selection includes folk harmonies from Tyneside and KwaZulu Natal, stirring hymns from the Nordic lands, and the Credo from Beethoven's glorious Mass in C. Plus, there's English music nearly five centuries apart from John Taverner and Thomas Adès.

Produced by Steven Rajam for BBC Cymru Wales

20190505Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents a selection of organ favourites and new discoveries

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

20190512Sara Mohr-Pietsch with an irresistible mix of music and singing. This week's selection features motets from Vivaldi and Otto Fischer, lively partsongs from Schumann and Tippett, Zulu harmonies reimagined by ethnomusicologist Stanley Glasser and Bernstein's Chichester Psalms. Plus, she marks the 40th anniversary of choral supergroup, The Sixteen, with a classic recording under their conductor and founder, Harry Christophers.

Produced by Steven Rajam for BBC Cymru Wales

20190519Sara Mohr-Pietsch with an irresistible mix of music and singing. This week's selection includes pealing Russian bells, shining Renaissance light, and a 20th-century choral masterpiece by John Adams. Plus, there's one of Handel's most rousing oratorio choruses and the song of a gondola boatman, courtesy of Schubert.

Produced by Steven Rajam for BBC Cymru Wales

20190602Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents a selection of organ favourites and new discoveries for the King of Instruments, including a Sarabande by Paul Fisher, a Ciacona by Pachelbel, a Prelude and Fugue by Mozart, and Olivier Latry performing on the organ of Notre Dame in music by Messiaen.

Produced by Luke Whitlock for BBC Cymru Wales

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

20190609Sara Mohr-Pietsch with an irresistible mix of music and singing. This week's selection includes choral singing combined with shakuhachi, and a number of recent releases with music by Will Todd, Thomas Tallis and Walter Frye. Also a fairy-tale like work by Sibelius, recounting the story of a queen imprisoned in a castle, waiting to be freed by a young hero.

Produced by Luke Whitlock for BBC Cymru Wales

20190616This week Sara Mohr-Pietsch's pick of unmissable choral music includes a Renaissance classic by Gesualdo, Schubert arranged for choir with piano accompaniment, a stirring chorus from Mendelssohn's Elijah, and Poulenc's deeply moving Litanies à la vierge noire, written after the tragic loss of a close friend in a road accident and a visit to the shrine of Our Lady at Rocamadour.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch's unmissable weekly pick of choral music from Gesualdo to John Tavener.

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

20190623Sara Mohr-Pietsch's selection of choral music this week includes Haydn's Creation, sacred music by Cherubini, Brahms' songs for voices, harp and horns, Samuel Barber's Hermit Songs, the Spanish contemporary composer Anton Garcia Abril, a Portuguese folk revival group, and Purcell's Rejoice in the Lord Alway, often called The Bell Anthem after its unique opening.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch with some classics and some surprises from the world of choral music.

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

20190630Sara Mohr-Pietsch with an irresistible mix of music and singing. This week's selection includes Rossini's Stabat Mater, and the young voices of Vienna Boys' Choir, Gondwana Voices and Tower New Zealand Youth Choir. Also, an atmospheric wordless piece by Olafur Arnalds.

Produced by Eleri Llian Rees for BBC Cymru Wales.

20190707Sara Mohr-pietsch presents a selection of organ favourites and new discoveries for the King of Instruments, including Jehan Alain's Litanies, a Bach Sonata and performances from E. Power Biggs and Peter Hurford. Also, music from Hans Zimmer's soundtrack to the film, Interstellar.

Produced by Eleri Llian Rees for BBC Cymru Wales.

Sara Mohr-pietsch presents a selection of organ favourites and new discoveries.

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

20190721Sara Mohr-Pietsch with an irresistible mix of music and singing. This week's selection includes a choral favourite for eight-part choir by Lotti, music from Welsh folk ensemble Plethyn and Mozart's Requiem. Also featuring an arrangement of Dowland's Come Again Sweet Days by the Stellenbosch University Choir.

Produced by Eleri Llian Rees for BBC Cymru Wales.

An Irresistible Mix Of Choral Music And Performances20171126Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces choral music, including Barber's famous 'Adagio'.

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

An Irresistible Mix Of Choral Performances20171210Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of unmissable choral music.

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

Angela Hewitt20161016Pianist Angela Hewitt talks to Sara Mohr-Pietsch about her background in choral music.

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

Bach, Bax And Faure20170205Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces choral music, including Bach, Bax and Faure.

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

Bach, Handel And Verdi20180114Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces Bach sung by the Norwegian Soloists Choir.

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

Bach's Organ Music20171224Sara 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.

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

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

Battle Of The Somme Commemorations20160703Sara Mohr-Pietsch looks ahead to some choral commemorations of the Battle of the Somme.

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

Beethoven's Mass In C20160124Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces a selection of choral music and the week's choral classic.

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

Brahms And Handel2017102220180225 (R3)Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of choral music and performances.

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

Brahms's Schicksalslied20160214A Valentine's Day edition with Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

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

Breaking Free - Martin Luther's Revolution: Chapel Royal20170507For BBC Radio 3's 'Breaking Free - Martin Luther's Revolution' season, Sara Mohr-Pietsch visits the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace to explore how church music and worship in England were affected by the Protestant Reformation. Sara features the music of Tudor composers Thomas Tallis, William Byrd and Thomas Morley who were forced to adapt their styles as the country oscillated between catholic and protestant monarchs, and she follows their legacy in the music of later musicians, Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Tomkins and Henry Purcell.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores the music of the English Reformation at Hampton Court Palace.

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

Breaking Free - Martin Luther's Revolution: The Genevan Psalter20170430Sara Mohr-Pietsch journeys into the reforming world of John Calvin. As part of BBC Radio 3's 'Breaking Free - Martin Luther's Revolution' season, The Choir focuses on the Genevan Psalter and its impact upon choral worship including the development of the Anglo-Psalter. With experts Professor Jane Dawson and Dr Timothy Duguid joining Sara, they look at how Calvin wanted all the congregation to be involved in worshiping God through music, and how the Genevan melodies became so popular they had a life of their own outside the walls of the church. Composers such as Vaughan Williams, Liszt, Schumann, Kodaly and JS Bach have all adapted melodies from the Genevan Psalter, creating new choral and instrumental works. Some of the Genevan psalm melodies even ended up in the Sultan's seraglio, courtesy of the composer Ali Ufki.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch delves into the world of John Calvin's Genevan Psalter.

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

Breaking Free: Schoenberg's Choral Music20170101Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores the choral music of Arnold Schoenberg with Rebecca Lodge.

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

As part of Radio 3's season "Breaking Free - the minds that changed music", exploring the music of the Second Viennese School, Sara Mohr-Pietsch is joined by singer Rebecca Lodge to explore the choral music of Arnold Schoenberg. Sara's choral classic comes from the First Viennese school, in the form of Beethoven's glorious and little-known masterwork Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage. There are other pieces for voices by Haydn, Bob Chilcott and Rachmaninov, and it's another amateur choir's turn to introduce themselves in 'Meet my Choir'.

Byrd, Kodaly And Rossini20171119Sara 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".

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

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

Chelsea Flower Songs20160522Sara Mohr-Pietsch meets a group of keen gardening singers at the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show.

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

Choir And Organ At Free Thinking20180311Greg 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.

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

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

Choir Of The Year 2016, Gorecki's Totus Tuus20161204Sara Mohr-Pietch with highlights from Choir of the Year and Gorecki's Totus Tuus.

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

Choir Of The Year 2016: Open Section20161113Sara Mohr-Pietsch with highlights from the Open category at Choir of the Year 2016.

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

Choir Of The Year 2016: Youth Choirs20161106Sara Mohr-Pietsch with highlights from the Youth Choir category at Choir of the Year 2016.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch 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.

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

Composing For The Liturgy20170611Sara Mohr-Pietsch delves into the world of Christian liturgical choral music. With the composers Roxanna Panufnik and Michael Finnissy - who has recently been appointed composer in residence at St John's College, Cambridge - Sara explores what makes a good liturgical choral composer and discusses some of the pitfalls as well.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores composing music for the liturgy.

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

Contemporary Choral Music20160103Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores contemporary choral music.

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

Cornwall's Male Voices20170423With the Cornwall International Male Choral Festival, plus the London Philharmonic Choir.

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

Daniel Pailthorpe, Haydn's Insanae Et Vanae Curae20160501
Daniel Pailthorpe, Haydn's Insanae Et Vanae Curae20160918Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces choral music by Haydn, Bach and Hoagy Carmichael.

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

Danish National Radio Choirs20170305Sara Mohr Pietsch unpacks the pure Nordic sound they're well known for producing with members of the Danish National Vocal Ensemble and Danish National Concert Choir. There's a chance to hear the choirs in action in a recent concert performance under conductor Laurence Equilbey, of a Danish rarity, Niels Gade's "Comala". And Sara talks to singer and choral leader Siri Myggen about a choral methodology created by Professor Jim Daus Hjernøe for popular genres of music, called "The Intelligent Choir" and finds out from Siri how studying this system inspires her work with the vocal group she founded "Echoes in Veil".

Sara Mohr-Pietsch is joined by members of the Danish National Radio Choirs.

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

Durufle, Rossini And Js Bach20171001Today, 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.

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

Dvorak, Schubert And Mcdowall20180318Sara 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.

Dvorak's Te Deum, Simon Callow20160417Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch. Including Sara's Choral Classic: Dvorak's Te Deum.

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

Elgar, Bruckner And The Real Group20170917Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of the very best choral music and performances, including a beguiling choral version of Elgar's Sea Pictures, the dazzling virtuosity of Sweden's The Real Group and Bruckner open-heartedly celebrating the the human story at the heart of his Christian faith in the Credo from his Mass No.2 in E minor.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch features a choral version of Elgar's Sea Pictures.

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

Faure, Bach And Wagner20171029Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of unmissable choral music and performances.

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

Folk Connections20160131Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Paul Sartin explore some of the choral traditions within folk music.

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

Free Thinking20190331With an hour of irresistible choral music, and tantalising works for the organ, Greg Beardsell presents Choir and Organ live from the Free Thinking Festival at Sage, Gateshead. There will be performances by the Northern Spirit Singers, and also Collective, including an array of music from Byrd to Bennet, and Monteverdi to Makaroff.

Produced by Luke Whitlock for BBC Wales

Irresistible choral works and tantalising organ music, live from Free Thinking Festival

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

Gabrieli, Gorecki And Faure20180218Sara 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.

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

Gabrieli's Magnificat A 332016052920161211 (R3)Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces a selection of choral music and the latest Choral Classic.

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

Gershwin And Bach20180401Acclaimed 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.

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

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

Gilbert And Sullivan20170604Sara Mohr-Pietsch delves into the world of Gilbert and Sullivan. Joined by English National Opera chorus member Debbie Davison who is currently performing in Trial by Jury, and Tim Henty who'll be conducting ENO's production of Iolanthe in 2018, Sara explores with her guests why Sullivan's music is still so popular, and what are some of the pitfalls for both amateur and professional choirs in performing Sullivan's music. Also ahead of Cinquecento's first UK tour in July, baritone Tim Scott Whiteley introduces the music of the Flemish renaissance composer and priest Jean Guyot, and discusses the groups recently released recording of Guyot's Te Deum.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch is joined by members of ENO to explore the world of Gilbert and Sullivan

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

Handel, Whitacre, Britten2018040820180624 (R3)Roderick Williams introduces an hour of irresistible music for voices.

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

Haydn, Strauss And Piazzolla20180121Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces more irresistible choral music, from Haydn to Piazzolla.

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

International Women's Day20160306Sara Mohr-Pietsch visits a choral conducting course designed especially for women.

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

Irresistible Choral Music With Roderick Williams20180422Roderick Williams presents an hour of unmissable music for many voices. Today, a stroll through the countryside in the company of Saint-Saens two very different accounts of the Fall of Jericho from opposite sides of the Atlantic, and Johann Strauss invites us to a waltz that is strictly choral.

Producer: Chris Taylor for BBC Wales.

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

Jeffrey Skidmore20170528Sara Mohr-Pietsch talks to Jeffrey Skidmore, artistic director of Birmingham based ensemble, Ex Cathedra, about how his group as grown over the last 48 years into a thriving chamber choir, vocal consort and period-instrument orchestra. They discuss his long established partnership with composer Alec Roth, and his many expeditions to discover new choral repertoire in South America.

Jeffrey Skidmore, artistic director of Ex Cathedra, talks to Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

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

John Metcalfe2015061420160313 (R3)There is a hint of a sea breeze in the latest choral picks presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

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

Karl Jenkins's Adiemus, Blokefest20160605Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces a selection of choral music and the latest Choral Classic.

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

Latvian Chamber Choir, Campra, Stanford20170924Sara 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.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces a rediscovered masterpiece from Charles Villiers Stanford.

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

Lauridsen's O Magnum Mysterium, Christmas Favourites20161225Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents Christmas favourites from the classical and folk worlds.

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

Lionel Meunier, Siglo De Oro, Bach Collegium Japan20170129How do you breathe new life into one of the most recorded composers of all time? Lionel Meunier joins Sara Mohr-Pietsch to talk about his much heralded Bach performances with Belgian ensemble Vox Luminis. Plus music for saxophone and voices from new British choir Siglo de Oro, and Masaaki Suzuki's Bach Collegium Japan performs Mozart.

Belgian bass and choral director Lionel Meunier talks about Bach with Sara Mohr-Pietsch.

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

London A Cappella Festival20160117Sara Mohr-Pietsch looks forward to the 2016 London A Cappella Festival.

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

Mark De-lisser, Purcell's I Was Glad20160515
Mark De-lisser, Purcell's I Was Glad2016101620161023 (R3)Sara Mohr-Pietsch meets Jazzled, a community choir welcoming dementia sufferers and carers

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

Marvellous Music For Many Voices20171231Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of captivating choral music.

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

Masaaki Suzuki2015053120160207 (R3)Conductor Masaaki Suzuki talks to Sara Mohr-Pietsch about his life in choral music.

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

Monteverdi 450: Madrigals20170514Sara Mohr-Pietsch delves into the world of Claudio Monteverdi. As part of BBC Radio 3's Monteverdi 450 season, The Choir focuses upon the composer's madrigals which make up a large percentage of Monteverdi's output. The madrigals often display Monteverdi's youthful passions and angst whilst he was employed in Mantua, and Robert Hollingworth joins Sara to share his thoughts on how small and larger choirs can perform these works. Also included in the programme is music from I Fagiolini's latest release directed by Robert Hollingworth, performing Monteverdi's second Dixit Dominus with the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch is joined by Robert Hollingworth to explore Monteverdi's madrigals.

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Monteverdi's Beatus Vir2016062620170212 (R3)Sara Mohr-Pietsch is joined by composer Iain Bell. Plus a Choral Classic from Monteverdi.

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Mozart, Purcell And Wagner20180211Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces a dawn chorus from Purcell and Wagner's Pilgrims' Chorus.

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

Mozart, Rachmaninov And Saint-saens20171203Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces an hour of the very best organ music.

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

Musarc, Veljo Tormis20170226Sara Mohr-Pietsch joins Musarc, one of the UK's most progressive choral ensembles. Based at Cass Art, Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University, Musarc explores performance and composition in the context of society, architecture and the city. As they look forward to appearing at Do Disturb, a weekend of events taking place in the Palais de Tokyo in Paris in April, Sara catches up with them during a rehearsal to find out more about their creative process. Paul Hillier, who was for many years the principal conductor of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, reflects on the choral legacy of the Estonian composer Veljo Tormis, who died last month.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch meets the choir Musarc and reflects on Veljo Tormis with Paul Hillier.

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Music For Choir And Brass2015031520160110 (R3)Sara Mohr-Pietsch focuses on music for choir and brass instruments.

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Music For Mary20170521Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents music written to honour Mary, mother of Jesus.

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

Opera Choruses20170618Sara Mohr-Pietsch journeys into into the world of the opera chorus. Joined by the Royal Opera House Chorus Director William Spaulding, and Stage Director Gerard Jones, Sara explores some of the visual and musical considerations taken when working with a chorus on stage. There'll be time for a new release with music by Erik Bergman, and Sara also delves into an early choral work by Georg Philipp Telemann, his Magnificat in C.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores the world of the opera chorus.

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

Organ Music - Sweelinck, Walton And Falcinelli20180304Sara 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.

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Organ Music: Bach, Mozart And Mendelssohn20171105On 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.

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Outreach And Innovation - Armonico Consort20170702In this week's episode of The Choir, Sara Mohr-Pietsch interviews Christopher Monks, the founder and Artistic Director of the Armonico Consort.

Sara and Christopher talk about the work of the AC Academy, the concerts in Birmingham Symphony Hall and the Royal Albert Hall, and the ground-breaking education programme they are rolling out in schools across the country, aiming to create 300 new children's choirs by 2020.

Sara and Christopher also focus on the innovative and extensive work with children with special educational needs, where the aim is to give children the opportunity to compose, arrange and perform their own works at some of the UK's biggest concert venues.

The programme features music by Gabriel Jackson, Johann Sebastian Bach, Edvard Grieg and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Presenter: Sara Mohr-Pietsch
Producer: Eleri Llian Selwood.

Christopher Monks talks to Sara Mohr-Pietsch about his work with the Armonico Consort.

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Oz Clarke20170219Wine expert Oz Clarke talks to Sara Mohr-Pietsch about his history in choral music.

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Paul Mealor And Gesualdo's O Vos Omnes2016100920170326 (R3)Sara Mohr-Pietsch hears from composer Paul Mealor about his life in choral music.

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Sara Mohr-Pietsch explores vocal masterpieces by composers not usually known for their works for choir, including Grieg, Reich and Duke Ellington. She also interviews composer Paul Mealor about his life in choral music. This week's Choral Classic is the haunting motet "O Vos Omnes" by the infamous Renaissance composer Carlo Gesualdo, who notoriously murdered his wife and her lover.

Puccini's Messa Di Gloria, Adele Anderson20160327Adele Anderson from Fascinating Aida talks to Sara about her favourite choral music.

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Rachel Podger, Bernstein's Chichester Psalms20170312Baroque violinist Rachel Podger talks to Sara Mohr-Pietsch about her love of singing.

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Rachel Portman, Mendelssohn's Jauchzet Den Herr20170108Sara Mohr-Pietsch interviews film composer Rachel Portman about her favourite choral music. Plus, we visit the ladies of The Coastline Harmony in Portslade in Sussex for Meet My Choir - and Sara's Choral Classic this week is Mendelssohn's jewel-like psalm setting "Jauchzet den Herr": Praise the Lord, All the World.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch discusses choral and film music with film composer Rachel Portman.

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Rachmaninov's Ave Maria2016061220170122 (R3)Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents. The Choral Classic is from Russia's Orthodox tradition.

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Sara Mohr-Pietsch chooses music from Russia, including a staple of the Orthodox liturgy that has become a choral classic across the world.
Meet My Choir features the Esterhazy Singers of London, who tell us some of their choral love stories. Plus, the Welsh baritone Jeremy Huw Williams chats with Sara about some of his favourite choral music.

Ralph Allwood20160403Sara Mohr-Pietsch meets Ralph Allwood, founder of Inner Voices and the Eton Choral Course.

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Roderick William Presents An Hour Of Music For Many Voices20180513Roderick'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.

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

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Roderick Williams Introduces Music For Many Voices20180610In 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.

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

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Roderick Williams Presents An Hour Of Music For Many Voices20180527In 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.

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

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

Roderick Williams Presents An Hour Of Organ Music For Sunday Afternoon20180603Roderick Williams presents his selection of music for the King of Instruments.

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Roderick Williams Presents An Hour Of Outstanding Organ Music20180506French 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.

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

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Roderick Williams Presents Choral Delights For Sunday Afternoon20180429Classical favourites from Haydn, Brahms and Pachelbel plus music from Wales and Cuba.

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Roderick Williams With Another Hour Of Choral Classics20180617Featuring Mendelssohn's Elijah. Plus Beethoven meets orthodox composer Rodion Shchedrin.

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Roderick Williams With Choral Gems For Sunday Afternoon.20180520Roderick presents his selection of music for many voices.

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

Schubert's Mass No 2 In G20160410Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents. The Choral Classic is Schubert's Mass No 2 in G.

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

Schumann, Leifs And Glass20180128Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces more irresistible choral music, including Schumann and Leifs.

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

Sibelius, Vierne And Pachelbel20180204
Sound Frontiers: Choral Music From 1946 To Today20160925Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces choral music and stories from 1946, the year Radio 3 was born

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Sound Frontiers: Choral Music Now And Into The Future20161002Josie D'Arby explores the world of choral music from the present and into the future.

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Sounds Of Shakespeare20160424Sara Mohr-Pietsch with choral music and conversation, live from Stratford-upon-Avon.

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

Stephen Cleobury20170416Sara Mohr-Pietsch meets conductor Stephen Cleobury and hears about his life in music.

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

Tallis, Gershwin And Durufle20171112Sara 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.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces unmissable choral music.

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

The Choir At Proms Extra20160911Sara Mohr-Pietch marks the centenary of Parry's Jerusalem with Blossom Street.

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The Choir At Proms Extra20170910Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces a special edition of The Choir, recorded in front of a live audience at Imperial College Union. She is joined by Blossom Street for performances of music ranging from Rachmaninov to Peter Warlock. Organist Robert Quinney joins Sara for a chat about the relationship between choirs and organs, and Sara also opens up a discussion to experts and the audience at Imperial, about the issues surrounding programming choral music whether for a CD, a concert or festival, or for a radio programme.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch is joined by Blossom Street for more of the best of choral music.

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The Ghanaian Borborbor20170115Sara Mohr-Pietsch talks with Akornefa Akyea from Afropop Worldwide about the celebratory world of Ghanaian borborbor. Sara's choral classic is one of the best known works by the British composer John Tavener, his Song for Athene. It's another amateur choir's turn to introduce themselves in Meet My Choir and there are other pieces for voices by Handel and Bruckner.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch discovers the celebratory world of Ghanaian borborbor.

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

The Pirates Of Borth20160508With Sara Mohr-Pietsch. Including motets by Durufle and a band of pirates from West Wales.

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Unmissable Music For Choirs With Roderick Williams20180715Roderick 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.

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

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

Unmissable Music For The King Of Instruments20180701Roderick 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.

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Verdi's Chorus Of The Hebrew Slaves20160619Sara Mohr-Pietsch discusses the National Youth Choir of Scotland's Prom and US tour.

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Voices Of Hope20170319Live from Free Thinking festival at Sage Gateshead Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces a special edition of The Choir from Radio 3's Pop Up Studio. Joining her in the foyer to perform a selection of songs from their debut album is Newcastle-based choir "Voices of Hope". Directed by Simon Fidler, Voices of Hope won the biennial UK competition for amateur choirs, "Choir of the Year", in December 2016.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch is live at Sage Gateshead for the Free Thinking Festival 2017.

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Walton's Belshazzar's Feast, Anne Reid20160228Sara Mohr-Pietsch talks with actor Anne Reid about her favourite choral music.

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Why Music? The Key To Memory20171015Live 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.

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

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