Classical Chorus

Classical Chorus

The influence of classical music on rock and pop is well documented – and we boast some wonderful recordings which fused the two worlds. Chief among them is the catalogue of the band Sky, a quintessential supergroup of talented musicians, from their 1979 hit single ‘Toccata’ to a string of albums issued across the 1980s. Sky comprised classical guitarist John Williams, Herbie Flowers (T-Rex), session drummer extraordinaire Tristan Fry (The Beatles, Nick Drake, Elton John), Curved Air keyboardist Francis Monkman and guitarist Kevin Peek. Likewise, artists such as ex-Genesis guitarist/composer Anthony Phillips and ex-rock journeyman Paul Brett  made myriad albums to showcase their virtuoso classical guitar skills. Cherry Red also control the rights to various Brass and Military band recordings, as well as Choral albums, including renditions of ‘Go Tell It On The Mountain’, ‘Gloria In Excelsis’ and ‘The Miracle Of Christmas’.