Chamber Choir

Chamber Choir of Europe / Nicol Matt - Mendelssohn: Choral Works (Complete) (2002) (10 CDs Box Set)

Chamber Choir of Europe / Nicol Matt - Mendelssohn: Choral Works (Complete) (2002) (10 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | APE (Image+.cue, log) | 10 CDs, 09:29:45 min | Covers included | 2,32 Gb
Genre: Classical, Choral, Chamber Music / Label: Brilliant Classics

Of all the nearly forgotten music by Mendelssohn, the most nearly completely forgotten is his music for chorus. Only his songs come close to being as almost entirely ignored, but because a few of them have earned a place in the recital hall, even they have a more prominent place in the repertoire. This 10-disc Brilliant set of Mendelssohn's complete choral works featuring the Chamber Choir of Europe under Nicol Matt addresses this problem even though it may not solve it. The performances are uniformly excellent. The Choir has a smooth tone and superb diction and Matt elicits from them polished balanced and ardent interpretations.
Finnish Radio Chamber Choir - Piæ cantiones & Memoria sancti henrici: Medieval Chant & Early Vocal Music from Finland (2018)

Finnish Radio Chamber Choir, Timo Nuoranne, Cetus Noster & Köyhät Ritarit - Piæ cantiones & Memoria sancti henrici: Medieval Chant & Early Vocal Music from Finland (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 02:00:40 | 473 Mb
Classical, Vocal, Sacred | Label: Ondine

This re-issue of early Medieval vocal music from Finland includes a unique reconstruction of 14th and 15th century Gregorian music that was performed in Finland in the memory of St. Henry, Finland’s Patron Saint. Liturgical literature dealing with St. Henry is abundant and the music in this collection consists of extracts from masses and offices to St. Henry. Liturgical legend and oral tradition provide a colorful account of the English clergyman’s mission to Finland where he was killed on January 20th, 1156.
Helsinki Chamber Choir, Nils Schweckendiek - Erik Bergman: Choral Works, 1936-2000 (2017)

Helsinki Chamber Choir, Nils Schweckendiek - Erik Bergman: Choral Works, 1936-2000 (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:52:03 | 142 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-CD-2252

The Helsinki Chamber Choir (Helsingin kamarikuoro) was founded in 1962 as the Finnish Radio Chamber Choir and assumed its current name in 2005. It is currently Finland’s only professional chamber choir. The choir’s Artistic Director from 2005–2007 was Kimmo Hakola. Since 2007 Nils Schweckendiek has been responsible for the group's artistic planning.
Chamber Choir Ireland & Paul Hillier - Carols from the Old & New Worlds, Vol. III (2014)

Chamber Choir Ireland & Paul Hillier - Carols from the Old & New Worlds, Vol. III (2014)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 250 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 23 | Time: 60:05 min

On the third volume in harmonia mundi's series Carols from the Old and New Worlds, Paul Hillier andChamber Choir Ireland celebrate the festive season with a wide-ranging mixture of new and traditional carols. Framed by the seven 'O' antiphons for Advent, this collection features carols from Ireland, the USA, Britain, and Alpine regions, many in arrangements by Hillier himself.
Londinium Chamber Choir & Andrew Griffiths - The Gluepot Connection (2018)

Londinium Chamber Choir & Andrew Griffiths - The Gluepot Connection (2018)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 313 MB
Label: SOMM Recordings | Tracks: 21 | Time: 75:15 min

The Gluepot Connection celebrates the coming together of a generation of established and emerging composers who defined British music in the middle of the last century (and beyond) in a cornerstone of British life the local pub. 'That bloody Gluepot' was the nickname given to The George public house in central London by Sir Henry Wood, exasperated that its proximity to the legendary Queen's Hall proved irresistible to his musicians. It also served as the watering hole for a coterie of composers whose wide-ranging influence rivalled that of their literary counterparts, the fabled Bloomsbury Set. Andrew Griffiths skilfully joins the dots of the Gluepot's tangled relationships and musical achievements with the Londinium chamber choir to present a vivid portrait of a moment unique in British music.

Chamber Choir 441 Hz & Anna Wilczewska - Song of the North (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at March 16, 2018
Chamber Choir 441 Hz & Anna Wilczewska - Song of the North (2018)

Chamber Choir 441 Hz & Anna Wilczewska - Song of the North (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 249 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 115 Mb | 00:50:05
Contemporary Classical, Choral | Label: Dux Records

One of the most important missions of the work of the 441 Hz Chamber Choir is performing and promoting contemporary choral music. On a daily basis, the ensemble, under the direction of Anna Wilczewska, carries out a busy concert schedule, performing mainly contemporary music repertoire. This album is a presentation of contemporary choral music originating from countries of the North, mainly from Scandinavia. The album is filled with the diversity of creative inspiration, free references to the folklore, customs and savage northern nature, and originality of the compositional techniques. All this contributes to a broad musical panorama constructed from the works of eleven composers, which, despite this fact, constitutes a coherent, homogeneous whole, which is brilliantly performed by the ensemble.
Netherlands Chamber Choir, Schoenberg Ensemble, Reinbert de Leeuw - Leos Janacek: Choral Works (1995)

Leoš Janáček: Choral Works (1995)
Netherlands Chamber Choir, Schönberg Ensemble, conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 198 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans ~ 77 Mb
Classical, Choral | Label: Philips Digital Classics | # 442 534-2 | 00:59:54

Some of Janacek's most characteristic invention is to be found in the many choruses he wrote for local choirs who were moved by both a love of singing together and a demonstration of their national identity. There is a good selection here. Even the earliest, a touching little lament for a duck, has a quirkiness which saves it from sentimentality; the latest, the Nursery Rhymes, are marvellous little inventions from the dazzling evening of Janacek's life. One must resist any temptation to say that they take Stravinsky on at his own game: Janacek is his own man. In between comes a varied diet here. Schoolmaster Halfar (or Cantor Halfar) is set with a dazzling range of little musical ironies as the story unfolds of the teacher who ruined his life by insisting on speaking Czech. The Elegy on the death of his daughter Olga goes some way toward dignifying a conventional text with some heartfelt music, but the pressure of grief has not drawn the greatest of his music from him: perhaps more time was needed, and indeed the piano pieces he entitled Along an Overgrown Path re-enter ancient griefs more expressively.
Stefano Cucci & Goffredo Petrassi Chamber Choir - Giordano: Sacred Works (2016)

Stefano Cucci & Goffredo Petrassi Chamber Choir - Giordano: Sacred Works (2016)
Classical, Choral, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 245 MB
Label: Tactus | Tracks: 17 | Time: 66:13 min

The great musical writing by Giuseppe Giordani, born into the great eighteenth-century Neapolitan school and object of recent musicological interest, here emerges in all its variety. This CD includes his work for soloists and choir with concertante organ accompaniment according to a common practice in the Italian choirs yet, still very little considered (whose origins are found back in 1602 with the Cento Concerti Ecclesiastici by Ludovico Viadana). The “Goffredo Petrassi” Choir, led by Stefano Cucci, uses exceptional soloists for an appropriate appreciation of the sacred music repertoire by Giordani, author of great depth in the European Classicism panorama that saw his operatic works being represented, not only in the major Italian theatres, but also in Lisbon, Madrid and Dresden.
Voce Chamber Choir & Suzi Digby - 99 Words (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Voce Chamber Choir & Suzi Digby - 99 Words (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 58:38 minutes | 1.02 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Voce Chamber Choir’s new disc is a moving tribute to Sir John Tavener, featuring a selection of works by him (many of which are previously unrecorded) and by Roxanna Panufnik. At the heart of the disc is the premiere recording of Panufnik’s 99 Words to my Darling Children, a moving setting of Tavener’s last message to his family.
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & Kaspars Putnins - Alfred Schnittke & Arvo Pärt: Choral Works (2018)

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir & Kaspars Putnins - Alfred Schnittke & Arvo Pärt: Choral Works (2018)
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 217 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 14 | Time: 59:44 min

Alfred Schnittke and Arvo Pärt lived through times of remarkable change in the last decades of the Soviet Union. From the 1970s, state restrictions on religion were gradually relaxed and this was reflected in the arts and especially in music. Schnittkes adoption of Christianity was triggered by the death of his mother in 1972, and culminated in his later conversion to Catholicism. Pärt was from a nominally Lutheran background in Estonia, but embraced the Orthodox faith in the 1970s, following intensive study of liturgical music. Both composers began to incorporate religious themes into their work, moving away from the modernist abstraction that had characterized their early careers.