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A Celebration of Thomas Weelkes on Sounds Choral

Sounds Choral this Sunday (12/29) digs into the music of the 16th-century English composer Thomas Weelkes.

Sounds Choral host Gabriel Crouch presents some of the music of Weelkes, who died 400 years ago this year. The program includes a selection of sacred and secular madrigals and anthems. Listen at 2 pm.

Gabriel Crouch is Director of Choral Activities and Senior Lecturer in Music at Princeton University. He began his musical career as an eight-year-old in the choir of Westminster Abbey, where he performed a solo at the wedding of HRH Prince Andrew and Miss Sarah Ferguson. After completing a choral scholarship at Trinity College, Cambridge, he was offered a place in the renowned a cappella group The King's Singers in 1996. In the next eight years he made a dozen recordings on the BMG label (including a grammy nomination), and gave more than 900 performances in almost every major concert venue in the world.