Joan Armatrading's Favourite Choirs

Episodes

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01Warrington Male Voice Choir20080519 (BBC7)
20131021 (BBC7)

Joan Armatrading visits choral assemblies across the country.

She meets a long-established male voice choir that is devoted to promoting peace and reconciliation, a mission which assumed greater poignancy after the Warrington bombing in 1993.

02Worldsong2008052020091213
20131022 (BBC7)

She attends a rehearsal of WorldSong, a mixed voice choir in Coventry which specialises in singing unaccompanied songs from across the globe and whose founding principle is that anyone can sing. She also talks to the scientist who believes that singing really is beneficial to our health.

Joan Armatrading visits choral assemblies across the country.

She attends a rehearsal of WorldSong, a mixed voice choir in Coventry which specialises in singing unaccompanied songs from across the globe and whose founding principle is that anyone can sing. Joan also talks to the scientist who believes that singing really is beneficial to our health.

Joan Armatrading attends a rehearsal of WorldSong, a mixed voice choir in Coventry.

03London Bulgarian Choir2008052120091220
20080521 (BBC7)
20131023 (BBC7)

Joan Armatrading visits choral assemblies across the country.

Joan tunes into the musical traditions of Bulgaria with Dessislava Stefanova and the London Bulgarian Choir. She learns about the group's distinctive singing techniques and the difficulty the British have with learning to sing less politely.

Joan tunes into the musical traditions of Bulgaria with Dessislava Stefanova and the London Bulgarian Choir.

She learns about the group's distinctive singing techniques and the difficulty the British have with learning to sing less politely.

Joan tunes into the musical traditions of Bulgaria with Dessislava Stefanova.

04Scunthorpe Co-op Junior Choir2008052220091227
20080522 (BBC7)
20131024 (BBC7)

Joan Armatrading visits choral assemblies across the country.

Joan meets the young members of the Scunthorpe Co-Operative Junior Choir, aged three and upwards, as they prepare for the Choir of the Year contest. With Howard Goodall, the UK's 'Singing Tsar'.

Joan Armatrading meets the young members as they prepare for the Choir of the Year contest

Joan meets the young members of the Scunthorpe Co-Operative Junior Choir, aged from 3 upwards, as they prepare for the Choir of the Year contest later in the month. With Howard Goodall, the UK's 'Singing Tsar'.

05 LASTThe Kingdom Choir2008052320100103

05 LASTThe Kingdom Choir2008052320100103

Joan Armatrading visits choral assemblies across the country.

Joan reunites with a choir very close to her heart, who performed with her in a tribute song to Nelson Mandela. She hears what distinguishes Gospel singing and how the message and the music come together in praise.

A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4.

05 LASTThe Kingdom Choir2008052320100103
20131025 (BBC7)

Joan reunites with a choir very close to her heart, who performed with her in a tribute song to Nelson Mandela. She hears what distinguishes Gospel singing and how the message and the music come together in praise.

Joan Armatrading visits choral assemblies across the country.

A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4.

Joan reunites with a choir who performed with her in a tribute song to Nelson Mandela.