BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017 Song Prize Finalists Revealed

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The Song Prize finalists for the Cardiff Singer of the World competition have been announced.

The five people competing in the final round of this segment include John Chest, Catriona Morison, Iurii Samoilov, Louise Alder, and Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar.

Chest got through primarily on American songs that included “At the River” and “Simple Gifts,” both arranged by Aaron Copland. He also sang the “Dichterliebe” by Schumann and Duparc’s “L’Invitation au voyage.”

Morison’s rep for this competition included music by Brahms, Korngold, Britten, Fauré, and Pauline Viardot.

Ukraine’s Samoilov sang a lot of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff in his recital but capped off the program with Tosti’s “Non t’amo più!”

England’s Alder sang music of Hahn, Boulanger, and Strauss. She also performed Bolcom’s “Cabaret Songs Volume 2.”

Finally, Mongolian baritone Ganbaatar sang Massenet, Rachmaninoff, Grieg, and Jantsannorov in his recital program.

The Song Prize final is slated for Friday, June 16, 2017, at St. David’s Hall.

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