After rehearsing in a studio for two months, the Knight Crew company moves onto the main stage at Glyndebourne for the first time. Rehearsals continue with John Fulljames, director, blocking out scenes on set, and Nicholas Collon conducting in the pit.
This is a stylish and high energy trip through some of the great songs of the last 30 years. Celtic Thunder pays a tribute to the legacy they have inherited from the great entertainers of the past, and a mark of how far they themselves have travelled as performers in a few short years. It evokes an era of big bands and boulevards, top hats and tails and singing and dancing in the rain!
In the second programme Gareth has his chorus of 50 teens. To prepare them for their time at Glyndebourne, Gareth takes his chorus to the Royal Opera House to see Puccini's La Boheme. Many know absolutely nothing about opera - it's an inspiring experience.
Choirmaster Gareth Malone has been given the task of finding 50 teenagers from across East Sussex, to sing on the main stage of one of the world's most prestigious opera houses, Glyndebourne in the UK.
This is contemporary music, of a somewhat menacing quality, by the composer Thom Willems, in collaboration with William Forsythe. Dancers move between tables; under them, on them. Their movements have a sinister quality. By pounding, rubbing and slapping the tables constantly, they produce additional sounds. The only word spoken is "go".
Nearing the end of his project in the Hertfordshire housing estate of South Oxhey, choirmaster Gareth Malone sets out on a grand venture to get the whole community behind his choral project.
Choirmaster Gareth Malone has started two successful choirs, for adults and children, in the housing estate of South Oxhey in the UK, but he believes they won't become 'real' choirs until they can perform technically challenging classical music, and sing in Latin. So he arranges for both his choirs to sing at concert performances alongside highly accomplished musicians in front of demanding audiences.
Having created a choir in the Hertfordshire housing estate of South Oxhey, choirmaster Gareth Malone sets out to take it places. South Oxhey suffers from a poor reputation in surrounding neighbourhoods but Gareth believes his choir can hold its own among Hertfordshire's best.
In previous series of the multi-award winning program The Choir, choirmaster Gareth Malone has proved that singing can take a group of kids who never sang before all the way to the Choir Olympics. He has proved that boys can sing, take pride in it, and perform at the Royal Albert Hall in London. But can singing lift the spirits of an entire community?
From the famous label that focuses on French music, So Frenchy So Chic, this music series features Vanessa Paradis, Coueur de Pirate, Ridan, Lilicub, Carmen Maria Vega, Revolver, Moriarty and Cocoon.
From the famous label that focuses on French music, So Frenchy So Chic, this music series features Lilicub, Berry, Rose, Emilie Simon, Philipe Katerine, Cocoon and Moriarty.
What lengths will people go to for their music? How do they discover the tools of self-expression and develop an individual voice? Where does the calling come from? Tackling these questions and more, Simon Barker - an Australian drummer acclaimed as one of the most persuasive and individual voices in drumming today - searches for enigmatic Korean shaman, Kim Seok-Chul; a man he believes to be one of the world's great improvisers.
After her parents were shot by the Nazis, the cellist Anita Wallfisch survived the Holocaust by playing in the Auschwitz women's camp orchestra, allowing sufficient privileges for her to escape the gas chambers. Today, her children and grandchildren are all gifted musicians, achieving fame and renown in their chosen fields. This moving family story combines, and contrasts, their success stories and musical lives with Anita's descriptions of her life in the camp and in Berlin in the 1930s.
Short snippet of Eurovision involving European changes.
This final episode looks at Eurovision from the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 to the present day. In a few short years, Europe changed forever. New nations emerged clamouring to join the Eurovision Song Contest, desperate to establish their own national identity. Dramatic revolutions coincided and fed off what had become the biggest entertainment show on the planet.
From the award-winning filmmaker Phil Grabskya comes a comprehensive look at Beethoven's life through his musical output.
In 2005, the young Dutch composer Merliji Twaalfhoven brought together musicians and singers from both sides of the Turkish/Greek divide, for this unique performance. The film is a timely Australian-made documentary that shows young people using culture as a means to address a situation where politics seems to have failed. It promises to be of interest to students of history, geography, war and conflict resolution, as well as to anyone studying music.
An enigmatic musical poet, world-renowned pianist Glenn Gould continues to captivate 27 years after his untimely death. Gould's inimitable music and writing reveal an insightful worldview that we are still unravelling. His use of complex recording technologies, including editing and manipulating recordings and overdubbing, was unprecedented. Though there have been many documentaries about Gould, most are distracted by his eccentricities, focusing on the pills, gloves, and scarves while missing the man and message behind the music. Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould pierces through the myths, revealing the man beneath the icon.
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