What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Barber Shop



Vlaams Radio Koor

I have long loved recorded versions of Samuel Barber’s Agnus Dei, so when I came across this flawless live recording by Vlaams Radio Koor (Flemish Radio Choir), I just about flipped my lid! Conducted by Marcus Creed, the choir’s recording gives me even more chills than usual. I’ve always thought Barber’s work has such beautiful stillness and power in it. And this beautiful choir and talented conductor have really done Barber justice.

Comprised of 130 amateur(!) singers, the choir was founded in 1937 by a popular Belgian public broadcaster.


And their work with American conductor/composer Eric Whitacre is positively sublime!

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

13 thoughts on “Barber Shop

  1. Wow! They are an impressive choir. Their version of Agnus Dei gave me goosebumps.

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  2. Wonderful! Love the hear a good choir.
    Do you know about Robert Shafer,award winning conductor of the City Choir of Washington. ? He is the brother of my friend Ric Shafer ,the most misunderstood farmer of Dolly Farm in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Ric sold eggs for us way back when we had pasture hens. He raises fields of flowers, mostly Zinnias ( and he is color blind).

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  3. No book but an interesting character of a man. Straggle hair,long mustache, generally un-kept appearance but like I said very misunderstood. Very smart, accomplished pianist ( which you would expect with a brother so talented). Haven’t talked to him in several years,since we stopped farming, but need to check up on him.

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  4. Wow, I have chills too. You can’t get any better than a choir human voices. Thank you

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  5. Oh, beautiful! I’m particularly susceptible to good music these days.

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