Re-Choired Listening is a weekly radio program that brings you the best in choral music from St. Louis and around the world, hosted by Philip Barnes, Artistic Director of the St. Louis Chamber Chorus and educator at John Burroughs School.

July 27: Paradise, Pt. 1 – Philip shares different “musical ideas of paradise” from familiar composers in a two-part series.

July 20: Music of Orlandus LassusPt. 2 – Orlandus Lassus, Roland de Lassus, Orlando di Lasso… this Renaissance giant went by many names. Philip shares more of his secular and sacred music in this episode.

July 13: Music of Orlandus LassusPt. 1 – Orlandus Lassus, Roland de Lassus, Orlando di Lasso… this Renaissance giant went by many names. Philip shares some of his secular and sacred music over the next two episodes.

July 6: St. Louis Chamber Chorus, 1993-2013 – Philip shares archival performances of the St. Louis Chamber Chorus singing settings of traditional folk songs.

About Philip Barnes: A native of Great Britain, Philip Barnes was a boy chorister at an early age, and as an adult sang with the cathedral choirs of Bristol, Hereford, and Wells.

Since 1989, Mr. Barnes has led the Saint Louis Chamber Chorus as its artistic director. He has complemented this with positions singing & conducting for various congregations and is currently director of music at Third Baptist Church in Grand Center. Mr. Barnes combines his musical activities with teaching and is a member of the classics department at John Burroughs School, where he instructs classes in Greek and Latin.

Mr. Barnes has made numerous recordings and has conducted the Chamber Chorus on fifteen commercially released discs, including seven on the Regent label. He has earned critical acclaim for his direction & programming and is recognized as a champion of both new music & women composers. Mr. Barnes has made numerous broadcasts on both sides of the Atlantic, and he has devised and presented more than 250 episodes of “Re-Choired Listening” for Classic 107.3!

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