Defrost Mashup

Defrost Youth Choir from Hamar, Norway with their competition programme in Budapest 2015; “Defrost Mashup”, “Run to you” and “I`m yours”. Conductor Thomas Caplin.

Defrost Youth Choir from Hamar, Norway, originally started out as a project-choir in collaboration between two of Norway’s most successful and prestigious choir-conductors, Erland Dalen and Thomas Caplin. Back then, the choir was named EDTChoir. During a time-period of one and a half years, the choir accomplished formidable success, which rewarded two gold medals in the World Choir Games in Cincinnati (USA) in the summer of 2012.

World in Union

Royal Albert Hall May 2015

“World in Union”, with lyrics by Charlie Skarbek, is a theme song for the Rugby World Cup that attempts to capture the spirit of international friendship which pervades rugby union culture the world over.

The melody is “Thaxted” — the stately theme from the middle section of “Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity”, a movement from Gustav Holst’s “The Planets”, and was originally adapted for its use in the English/Anglican patriotic hymn, “I Vow to Thee My Country”.

The song was commissioned by the International Rugby Board (at that time the International Rugby Football Board), the sport’s governing body, in 1991 and it has now become synonymous with the “gathering of the nations” that the four-yearly tournament represents. Wikipedia