Heard on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme that 13 of the top 20 choirs in the world are British. (Source: Gramophone magazine.) See below for podcast. Apparently, the judges were not all British! The reason given for the quality of our choral singing is the Anglican tradition of church music. Hurrah! John Eliot Gardner's Monteverdi Choir (THE BEST) and Polyphony (singing music by Eric Whitacre) were featured. Richard Harries commented on 'Thought for the Day' afterwards - a positive report on the Anglican Church for once.
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