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The emphasis here is on inclusivity, which doesn’t just mean an ethnic mix but a place for untrained voices alongside others that would easily make it into a professional chorus. The effect is necessarily ragged in places but engagingly, even movingly so. The West Sussex youngsters have already featured on BBC Radio 3, as much for the story as the music, one suspects; but Patrick Allen has devised a clever programme that blends Björk (the title piece) with Mozart (the soloists and drummers shine in Chagos Lacrymosa), Keane (!), traditional airs and Sweet Honey in the Rock. Great fun and a now familiar point about choral singing as social adhesive is strongly reinforced.

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