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The Interlochen Collection: Willcocks Choral Festival 1998

Sir David Willcocks in 1990
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Sir David Willcocks in 1990

In October 1998, world-renowned choral conductor Sir David Willcocks visited northern Michigan, where he conducted choirs from Interlochen and northern Michigan.

This program revisits Interlochen’s Willcocks Choral Festival from 1998, with music conducted by special guest Sir David Willcocks.

Hear Interlochen students and faculty, along with local high school and college students, perform works from Walton, Duruflé and Willcocks himself.

Interlochen Arts Academy choir students perform during the Wi
Interlochen Arts Academy choir students perform during the Willcocks Choral Festival at Interlochen (1998)

Music heard in this episode (all performances from October 1998)

  • Sir William Walton, Crown Imperial; Sir David Willcocks/Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra
  • Sir David Willcocks, The Glories of Shakespeare; Sir David Willcocks/Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra; Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) Children’s Concert Choir; NMC Grand Traverse Chorale and Chamber Singers; Lauren Snowday and H. Terry Snowday, narrators
  • Maurice Duruflé, Requiem; Sir David Willcocks/Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra; Interlochen Arts Academy Choir; Traverse City Central High School Choirs; Traverse City West High School Choirs; Nicole Philibosian, soprano; Jeffery Norris, bass

The archival recordings heard on this program are available thanks in part to The Association for Recorded Sound Collections' Classical Music Preservation Grant, support from IPR listeners, and the Hamer D. and Phyllis C. Shafer Foundation.

Michael Culler and Stefan Wiebe provided audio engineering assistance.

Anastasia Scholze provided research and production support.

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