Coro Nostro is a mixed chamber choir of about 30 singers of all ages drawn from across the Universities, the City and County of Leicester, UK and beyond. We have a wide repertoire of sacred and secular polyphonic motets, madrigals and part-songs, ranging from the 13th to the 21st Century, including three new pieces especially written for us in 2004 and 2005 by Anthony Pither. We receive much praise from the public for the quality of our musicianship, the variety of our repertoire and the clarity and authenticity of our diction and expression.
Only Men Aloud! are a 20-piece all-male choir who shot to fame after winning BBC's 'Last Choir Standing' in the summer of 2008. Their self-titled debut album is out now.
The London Oriana Choir is one of Britain's leading choral groups and one of the most exciting in London. Since 1996 it has been under the directorship of David Drummond, who has further developed the choir with his vision, innovative teaching ideas and new repertoire. The choir has performed in all of London's major concert halls, including the Southbank Centre, the Barbican and the Royal Albert Hall, as well as the major church and cathedral buildings including St Martin-in-the-Fields, St James's Piccadilly and St Paul's and Southwark Cathedrals.
Arvo Pärt (born 11 September 1935 in Paide, Järva County, Estonia) is an Estonian composer, often identified with the school of minimalism and more specifically, that of "holy minimalism" or "sacred minimalism". He is considered a pioneer of this style, along with contemporaries Henryk Górecki and John Tavener. His musical studies began in 1954 at the Tallinn Music Secondary School, interrupted less than a year later while he fulfilled his National Service obligation as oboist and side-drummer in an army band.
The Tallis Scholars are a British vocal ensemble normally consisting of 10 members. Formed in 1973 by their director Peter Phillips, they specialize in performing a cappella sacred vocal music written during the Renaissance by composers from all over Europe. They are currently recognized as one of the world leaders in this field, having risen to a place of prominence among other professional ensembles.
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There are two artists named Palaces: One plays heavy, droney, excessively loud hardcore from downstate new york. The other Palaces was founded in 2010 by drummer Mike Quigley in Sydney, Australia, following the dissolution of metal band Tourettes. The group attempts to fuse the expansive textures of bands like Isis and Mogwai with minimalistic 'choral' style vocal textures, originally inspired by Arvo Part and renaissance choral music.
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