13th January: Last week’s top re-entries The Classical Album and The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music switch around, at no. 1 and no. 2, and Renée Fleming’s new album is the highest new entry at no. 8.
Like the beginning of a joke, but better: two top-flight choirs walked into a bar, and belted out this classic Ave Maria.
Male vocal ensembles Chanticleer and Cantus were both passing through Virginia and decided to meet up.
Of course, you can’t have these two ensembles meeting up and NOT have them sing a little something together, can you? Before long, they were belting out a gorgeous rendition of Franz Biebl’s Ave Maria.
Oh, to be a barfly on that night…
And here’s a lovely photo of them all, presumably after drink had been taken: