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Exemplar Choirs from Around The World

I would like to put together a video collection of exemplar choirs from around the world whose performances my middle school choir singers can listen and respond to.  These choirs can be any age and from any part of the world.  I would like a vast variety of excellent and diverse choral perspectives.  Please respond with the names of choirs (or particular videos) you think should be part of this exemplary list.
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on July 23, 2014 5:02am
Chanticleer, 12 men, a capella, San Francisco:
King's College Cambridge, men and boys, UK:
St. Olaf Choir, mixed 75 college students, Minnesota:
Talisman, mixed 20 college students, world music, Stanford U., California:
Penn Masala, 8 men college students, South Asian a capella, U. Pennsylvania:
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on July 23, 2014 8:59am
May I suggest you  Cor Vivaldi from Barcelona? This is a children's choir with 25 years experience with many international prizes in it's power. Have a look at their videos in You Tube ( or visit there web in
Yours sincerely
Oscar Boada
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on July 29, 2014 6:21am
Thanks for the examples so far~ I especially liked learning about Talisman since they look like a grown up version of my choir with it's beautiful diversity.  Any more examples of choral exemplars (especially beyond US & Europe) would be appreciated.  Thanks!
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on July 30, 2014 11:34am
LA Master Chorale, Paul Salamunovich, Lux Aeterna and Christmas albums
Gächinger Kantorei, Helmuth Rilling
Swedish Radio Choir, Eric Ericson
Cambridge Singers, John Rutter
Voices of Ascension, Dennis Keene
Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers
on July 31, 2014 1:06pm
Ladysmith Black Mambazo, South African Gospel Choir, Kecak--the Balinese choral monkey chant, contemporary American Indian small choral ensembles, authentic Sacred Harp groups (not "regular" choirs singing Sacred Harp), The Red Army Chorus (listen to their back-to-back renditions of the Star Spangled Banner and the Russian National Anthem), traditional Bulgarian choruses, Pakistani devotional singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and his troupe, Kaia, Libana.  Examples of most of these can be found on Youtube.
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on August 5, 2014 12:20pm
Correction: second group should be Soweto Gospel Choir.  Also add African Children's Chorus and their wonderful choreogreaphy.
on August 4, 2014 5:22am
If you are on Facebook, "The Choir Project"
posts videos of choirs from all over the world.
on August 5, 2014 5:34am
The Stellenbosch University Choir conducted by Andre van der Merwe.  Check out his performances at the World Choir Games over the years!  80-90 singers from a diverse population in South Africa.  Wide range of styles performed. Always dynamic and heartfelt. Achieved a world-record almost perfect score of 99 at the 2014 WCG in Riga, Latvia, last month!  Can be seen on Youtube as well.
Peggy Dettwiler
Mansfield University, PA
on August 5, 2014 8:25am
Vienna's Arnold Schönberg Chor, Erwin Ortner, director.  This video has choreography from an opera house Messiah, and the singing remains extraordinary.  
The New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, director.  This video is one their website commends.
It doesn't get any better than these two!  
on August 5, 2014 9:31am
musica intima, a 12 voice a cappella ensemble based in Vancouver Canada.  Fabulous!  Here's a link to their site:  
on August 6, 2014 7:45am
on August 6, 2014 10:42am
The 10th World Choral Symposium is taking place in a few days in Seoul, South Korea. Check out the list of performers--all there by invitation only, all very different in background and style, and all excellent.
on August 6, 2014 2:59pm
Anything sung by any of the choirs from Mansfield University (PA), directed by Peggy Dettwiler.
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