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Classic FM's Choral Hall of Fame
5. Emma Kirkby
Soprano Dame Emma Kirkby never intended to become a professional singer, instead enjoying singing for pleasure in choirs and small groups. She became a founder member of the Taverner Choir and has since made over a hundred recordings of choral works, from madrigals of the Italian and English Renaissance, cantatas and oratorios of the Baroque, as well as works by Mozart, Hayden and Bach.