Playlist for 21st August 2011 – Top British Choirs

Written by on August 19, 2011

 British Choirs 

In a recent edition of Gramophone, a panel of critics selected the top 20 choirs in the world, which oddy enough for a UK publication featured a lot of UK choirs.  No US choir was in the list and a number of US choral blogs got very irate about that.  I like it when the US does not come first and love it when they mind so here’s the UK choirs that were in the list and their rankings.  Suck it up America   🙂






Orlando Lassus

Veni dilecte mi

18 – Stile Antico

Frank Martin

Mass for Double Choir -II- Gloria

16 Westminster Abbey Choir

Nicholas Ludford

Ave Cuius Conceptio

14 – Choir of New College, Oxford

Thomas Victoria

Funeral Motet – Versa est in luctum

13 The Tallis Scholars

Henry Purcell

Funeral Sentences

12 Choir of King’s College, Cambridge


Pater Noster

5 Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge

John Tavener

Ikon Of Light – Piu Intensita

4 The Sixteen

William Byrd

Afflicti Pro Peccatis Nostris

3 The Cardinall’s Musick

Arvo Part


2 Polyphony

Claudio Monteverdi

Vespers Of The Blessed Virgin (1610) – Psalm 19: Dixit Dominus

1 The Monteverdi Choir

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