Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.
Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The site is also available in several languages.
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Live radio broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 form a regular feature of the Choir’s schedule. Broadcasts of Choral Evensong have been notably adventurous in content and have ranged from baroque anthems performed with period instruments to Russian and Greek Orthodox music, South African music, and music composed especially for the choir by leading British composers such as James MacMillan. The choir has also appeared on television programmes on BBC 1, BBC 2, Channel 4 and the BBC World Service, and on several foreign networks.
The choir’s recordings have tended to specialise in the re-discovery of forgotten choral repertories, often including previously unpublished music from within the English choral tradition and beyond. A series of highly acclaimed releases (mainly on the former ASV label) has included music by English composers Samuel Wesley, William Child, Edmund Rubbra and Patrick Hadley, Rebecca Clarke, Robin Holloway and John Sanders, and by continental composers Joseph Rheinberger, Giacomo Puccini and Leonardo Leo. The choir has also released two reconstructions, the Latin Mass in E flat by Janáček and the St Mark Passion by J S Bach (and Keiser), three programmes of Swiss music on the Guild label in conjunction with the National Library of Zürich, and, on the Priory label, two volumes of the complete anthems of Charles Wood. A DVD of music by Francis Poulenc featuring the Choirs of St John’s, Clare and Caius Colleges, has been released on the Opus Arte label, and other collaborations include a recording of music by John Rutter with the choir of King’s College and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, released by EMI.