25Dec16 Bach Christmas Cantata 63

Listen again to Chris Whiting celebrating Christmas and Christs birth and presenting J S Bach Christmas Cantata 63 “Christians engrave this day” on Southern FM 88.3. The program is Songs of Hope. Chris presented this on Christmas Day 2016. The choir is Dunedin Consort. Play time is 47 minutes.

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Three cantatas

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We are also podcasting three Christian cantatas from Mozart, Handel and Bach. They are presented by Chris Whiting and were broadcast on 13Nov16 on 88.3 Southern FM.

  • ‘Cantiam le glorie’ from David Penitente by W A Mozart – Neville Mariner with the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart and the Sudfunk Choir
  • ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ from F Handel’s Messiah (HWV 56) – Antony Walker with The Orchestra of The Antipodes and the choir Cantillation
  • ‘O selger tag’ from J S Bach’s First Christmas Vespers (BWV 600) – John Butt & Dunedin Consort

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St John Passion podcast

On Good Friday (25Mar2016) Songs of Hope presented a special program to mark Good Friday. Chris Whiting broadcast excerpts from “St John Passion” of Christ by J S Bach. The recording was by Kings College Choir in Cambridge. The soloists were:

  • Evangelist John – Mark Ainslie
  • Christ – Stephen Richardson
  • Alto – Michael Chance
  • Tenor – Paul Agnew

Click the play button for the audio. Play time is 58 minutes. To download, right click download

Chants podcast


Listen again to Songs of Hope chants podcast from Sunday 17Apr2016. It includes the following chants:

  • Gaudeamus Igitur
  • Spem In Alium
  • Parnis Angelicus

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Veni Creator Spiritus / Magnificat

Our chant podcast for 10/1/2016 includes the following chants:

  • Veni creator spiritus – Coral Vertice
  • Magnificat – Sacred Seven and Ryland Angel

Audio only:

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Listen to Handel’s Messiah

handels messiah 2 by HerryLawford on FlickrListen again to Handels Messiah as broadcast on Southern FM 88.3 on Sunday 22 December 2013. This is the greatest choral piece and it is podcast for your enjoyment.

Click the play button for the audio or download. Play time is 53 minutes

Songs of Hope website: http://songsofhope883.com

Email us at songsofhope@southernfm.com.au

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Rachmaninoff Vesper with translation

icons sinai 6th century by carulmare on flickrSongs of Hope spotlight on 17 Aug 2014 was one of Rachmaninoffs vespers “Blessed is the man”. Rod gives a translation at the start. This is top shelf choral work. It is unaccompanied. It is great for worshipping God. You will recognise the work “Allelujah”.

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