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.
June 16: Renaissance Classics Performed by American Choirs! Composers include Orlande de Lassus, Tomás Luis de Victoria, and Orlando Gibbons. Featured choirs are from St. Louis, Kansas City, New York City, and Yale.
June 9: Walt Whitman Set to Music, Part III – Philip features even more musical works that incorporate verses from poet Walt Whitman.
June 2: Walt Whitman Set to Music, Part II – Philip features more musical works that incorporate verses from poet Walt Whitman.
May 26: Walt Whitman Set to Music – Philip features works by Vaughan Williams, Paul Hindemith, and Sasha Johnson Manning that use verses from poet Walt Whitman.
May 19: From Bach to Beach – Philip features settings of the Magnificat by Johann Sebastian Bach and Amy Beach.
May 12: Peter, Paul and Mary – Philip features choral works by Peter TCHAIKOVSKY, Paul HINDEMITH, and Mary PLUMSTEAD.
May 5: The Carpenters – Philip features works by artists called ‘Carpenter’… including Karen and Richard.
April 28: The Jackson Five – Philip shares music from five composers who share a surname with the famous 70s group, but little else: William, Francis, Gabriel, Stephen, and Sir Nicholas!
April 21: Dove Song – Philip shares selections ranging from a capture of birdsong in the wild, to musical references to doves (Ralph Vaughan Williams and Stevie Nicks), to original works by contemporary composer Jonathan Dove.
April 14: Czechs & Bohemians – Philip shares a selection of pieces from the Renaissance, works from Bedřich Smetana and Antonín Dvořák reflecting the awakening of nationalism in the 19th century, and progresses from Leoš Janáček all the way to Antonín Tučapský.
April 7: French Choral Music – Philip shares music from Francis Poulenc and Darius Milhaud, among others.
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!