This Should Be Interesting: Lux Aurumque (No Female or Boy Sopranos, Just Men)

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    Dec 10, 2014 4:46 AM GMT
  • Muscmasmat

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    Dec 10, 2014 10:18 PM GMT
    For me, one of the most beautiful experiences in the world is listening to a good men's chorus, preferably a cappella or with just a piano accompaniment. It can easily bring tears to my eyes.

    I sang with the Gay Men's Chorus of Houston for 11 years. GMCH is one of many GALA Choruses that are men's choruses. Men's GALA Choruses from London, Paris, LA, San Francisco, Seattle, and Dallas are among the best choruses in the country and internationally. There are many that are excellent beside these.

    And of course there are many men's choruses from universities which are excellent, and those associated with the barber shop quartet movement.

    And many Welsh men's choruses are excellent, also!
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    Dec 10, 2014 11:08 PM GMT
    I'm not a singer but have always loved classic choral music. Touring Westminster Cathedral one time, the deacon was clearing the church for Evensong just as I was passing the choir stall. I asked him if I could stay for the service and that I am an Episcopalian. He looked confused, said "Sure" and told me to sit over there pointing at the choir stall directly below the organ pipes. I tentatively sat down, heard the choir and service filing into the church and coming down the aisle until the choir filled most of the stalls. And the organ and choir lit up with a blast of sound that (though I'm atheist) sounded like the heavens had opened and the angels were descending. A men and boys choir, of course, Church of England, Royal Peculiar (reports directly to the crown, not the Archbishop). I sat through the service in awe and wonder. One of the great moments of my life.
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    Dec 11, 2014 5:47 AM GMT
    Muscmasmat saidFor me, one of the most beautiful experiences in the world is listening to a good men's chorus, preferably a cappella or with just a piano accompaniment. It can easily bring tears to my eyes.

    I sang with the Gay Men's Chorus of Houston for 11 years. GMCH is one of many GALA Choruses that are men's choruses. Men's GALA Choruses from London, Paris, LA, San Francisco, Seattle, and Dallas are among the best choruses in the country and internationally. There are many that are excellent beside these.

    And of course there are many men's choruses from universities which are excellent, and those associated with the barber shop quartet movement.

    And many Welsh men's choruses are excellent, also!


    Male singers in their 20s can be so excellent.

    I used to enjoy hearing the student recitals at Julliard and Manhattan School of Music.
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    Dec 11, 2014 5:48 AM GMT
    StephenOABC said


    You know?

    I don't like hearing the breathing at the start of this video.