New Recording Arranged and Conducted by Prof. Gabriel Crouch Could Be #1 Hit in UK
December 8, 2005December 8, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - A new recording by the Cantamus Girls Choir that was arranged and conducted by Gabriel Crouch, director of choral ensembles in the DePauw University School of Music, will be released in the United Kingdom Monday amid high expectations. The Times reports, "'There’s a vogue for choral singing in the charts at the moment,' said Ian Brown, a music consultant, who believes Cantamus’ single -- a cover version of Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime by the Korgis, released on December 12 -- could be the Christmas No 1."
The Cantamus Girls Choir, based in Mansfield, England, "won last year's Choral Olympics competition in Bremen, Germany," reports Professor Crouch. "As a result, they were offered a major record deal by EMI to record choral arrangements of popular songs. I was enlisted to arrange and conduct the recording of one track -- Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime." The original version of the song, recorded by the Korgis, hit the Top 20 in America in December 1980 and has been covered in recent years by Erasure and Beck, whose version is on the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind movie soundtrack.Back