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Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Today's Birthday in Music: September 24 (Rutter, MacNeil)

1945 - John Rutter, London, England; composer and choral conductor

Wikipedia
Sing a Song of Christmas (The Guardian, UK, December 2000)

John Rutter's setting of Psalm 150, sung by the combined choirs of St. Paul's Cathedral and the Chapel Royal (St. Paul's Cathedral, London, 2002)



1922 - Cornell MacNeil, Minneapolis, U.S.A.; opera baritone

Wikipedia
Reunion (Opera News Online, November 2007)

Cornell MacNeil sings "Va, Tosca" (Te Deum) from Puccini's Tosca (Metropolitan Opera, 1978)

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