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Ambrosian Singers

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The Ambrosian Performers are among the best-known London choral groups, particularly esteemed because of their wide selection of recorded repertory. The group’s founding was linked to the origins from the post-World Battle II early music motion in England. Among its co-founders was Denis Stevens (b. 1922), a United kingdom musicologist and viola participant who joined up with the BBC Music Section in 1949 and established applications of Renaissance and early Baroque music. Another was John McCarthy (b. 1919), a specialist tenor soloist. They arranged the Ambrosian Performers as a little, professional chorus in 1951. The group’s purpose was to provide authentic, accurate shows of the complicated polyphonic choral music from the middle ages and Renaissance eras. Its initial professional engagement included the musical illustrations for the BBC Series THE ANNALS of Traditional western Music, that was mainly Stevens’ production. By doing this the group sampled a broad repertory furthermore to its main market. Stevens remaining the BBC and visited Cornell University within the U.S. in 1955, closing his formal ties using the group. In 1956, several six solo performers from your choir founded the Ambrosian Consort. Since that time, the organization from the Ambrosian Performers has evolved right into a skill pool of some 700 professional performers available for function in concerts, operas, documenting, and movies and television. Organizations attracted from the 700 perform beneath the unique name, the Ambrosian Opera Chorus, the John McCarthy Performers, among others. While John McCarthy was choral movie director for the London Symphony Orchestra (1961-1966), the group known as the “London Symphony Orchestra Chorus” was, actually, the Ambrosian Performers. The organization is recognized as ideal for particular recording projects, for this can offer a choir of skilled studio singers from the required size and kind of encounter for anything from Baroque operas to film ratings. It participated in the fantastic RCA Vintage Film Ratings series. Apart from solely classical function, they have participated in various Xmas albums and made an appearance on albums with such pop and rock and roll performers as Neil Gemstone, Grace Jones, Vehicle Morrison, and Julie Andrews. Its unique film rating credits consist of Brainstorm, Krull, Chariots of Open fire, Sphinx, and THE TRICK of NIMH, and in such film rating excerpt albums as Movie theater Italiano: Film Ratings of Ennio Morricone and Nino Rota (executed by Henry Mancini), series of Miklos Rozsa ratings, and primary ratings from MGM Common Musicals.

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Music Songs Rigoletto: Atto II. "Possente amor mi chiama", Give Me Jesus, A te l'estremo addio ... / Il lacerato spirito, The Crown of Roses 'Legend', Il dolce suono, The Lord's Prayer, Duca Duca, Mamma, Quel Vino È Generoso, My Lord, What a Morning, O Christmas Tree, Holst: The Planets, Don Carlo-Act 2: Nei Giardin Del Bello, Columbia, The Gem of the Ocean, I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, America the Beautiful, Mary Had a Baby, Verdi: Macbeth / Act 4 - Coro di Profughi Scozzesi: "Patria oppressa", Dead Poets Society, Manon: Acte III. "N'est-ce plus ma main?", The Lost Lady Found, I Saw Three Ships, In a Chinese Temple Garden, Rossini: Ricciardo e Zoraide - Overture, Here We Come A-Caroling, How Great Our Joy, Buccinate in neomenia tuba, Anything Goes, Act I: Where are the men?, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee, Sweet Little Jesus Boy, Hallelujah Chorus, Gounod: Faust - Version 1860/1869 / Act 5 - Alerte alerte! ...Anges purs...Sauvée!
Albums Madama Butterfly, Attila (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra feat. conductor: Lamberto Gardelli), Mefistofele (Ambrosian Opera Chorus & London Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Julius Rudel), Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Requiem in D minor, I Lombardi (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra feat. conductor: Lamberto Gardelli), Il trovatore (Highlights), Spirituals, Ein Deutsches Requiem, Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (QS) (Eloquence), Zelmira, Requiem in C minor, The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38, Macbeth (New Philharmonia Orchestra feat. conductor: Riccardo Muti), Orfeo, Bertoni: Orfeo, Les splendeurs de la musique sacrée, Vol. 9, Mahler: Symphony No. 3, Anonymous: Missa "Caput" (Mono Version), Handel: The Messiah, Puccini: La Boheme; Opera in Four Acts, Hamlet, Lucia Di Lammermoor (Highlights), Christmas With the Ambrosian Singers, Ketèlbey: In a Persian Market, In a Monastery Garden & In a Chinese Temple Garden, Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, "Choral", L'Enfant et les Sortilèges, Rossini: Semiramide - Highlights, Carmen, Matthäus Passion, Lucia di Lammermoor (Ambrosian Opera Chorus, New Philharmonia Orchestra feat. conductor: Jesús López-Cobos), Gounod: Faust, Beethoven: Late Choral Music, Handel: The Messiah Highlights, My Funny Valentine": Frederica von Stade Sings Rodgers and Hart, Heroines From the Great French Operas, Messa di Gloria, Rossini: Armida, Nabucco, The Majesty of Christmas: A Full Digital Celebration of Pipe Organ and Choir, The Great Composers, Volume 58: Madam Butterfly / Turandot, Messiah, Music For Holy Week (Digitally Remastered), Rossini: IL Barbiere DI Siviglia, Delius: Songs of Sunset, 2nd Dance Rhapsody, etc., I Puritani (Ambrosian Opera Chorus & Philharmonia Orchestra feat. conductor: Riccardo Muti), La Traviata (Philharmonia Orchestra feat. conductor: Riccardo Muti), Handel Messiah the 250th Anniversary Performance, Rigoletto (Philharmonia Orchestra feat. conductor: Julius Rudel), Roberto Devereux, Handel: Semele


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wrong Side of Town 2010 Video performer: "For Behold, Darkness Shall Cover"
Get Smart 2008 performer: "Dead Poets Society Ode to Joy from Beethoven's 9th Symphony"
Broken Saints 2003 Video performer: "Requiem in C Minor" - as The Ambrosian performed by
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me 1992 performer: "Requiem In C Minor"
Valmont 1989 performer: "A Knighty riding Trough the Glade, "Pity the Fate"

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Actor

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Perfect Scoundrels 1990 TV Series Choir

Music Department

Music Department

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Atlantis 1991/I Documentary chorus - as The John Mc Carthy Ambrosian Singers

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Self

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The Peapicker in Piccadilly 1969 TV Movie Themselves

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