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2010 Season

“American by Birth, Southern by the Grace of God”
January 23rd, 2010


from The Social Harp: Weeping Mary (1844), arr. Brad Holmes
from Five Short choral Works: I Will Sing of Life; The Cloths of Heaven; Crucifixion (1994), Adolphus Hailstork (b.1941)
There Will Be Rest (1999), Frank Ticheli (b.1958)
from Afro-American Fragments: Wonder; When Sue wears red; Song for Billie Holiday (1992), William Averitt (b.1948)
APPALACHIAN REQUIEM (premiere), Michael Conley (b.1970)
I. Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord (1953), arr. Undine Smith Moore
Steal Away (c.1935), arr. Marylou Jackson
Rejoice! (2007), Jeffrey Ames (b.1969)


“Around The World In Eighty Minutes”  May 8, 2010


Nuper Rosarum Flores, Guillaume Dufay, c.1400–1474
Pastyme, Henry VIII, 1491–1547
Sicut cervus, Giovanni Pierluigi da, c.1525–1594
O magnum mysterium, Tomás Luis de Victoria, c.1548–1611
Psallite Deo Nostro in Laetitia (from Magnificat), Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685–1750
Sancta Maria, mater Dei, K.V. 273, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756–1791
Im Herbst (In Autumn), Johannes Brahms, 1833–1897
Christus Factus Est, Anton Bruckner, 1824–1896
Invocation, Claude Debussy, 1862–1918
Libertango, Astor Piazzolla, 1921–1992
Willow Song, David Hamilton, b.1955
Muié Rendera, Brazilian folksong, arr. C. A. Pinto Fonseca
Ave Verum, Marcin Lukaszewski, b.1972
The Old Church, Stephen Paulus, b.1949
Aluwa Sio, Mina Acclamation from Benin Republic, arr. Fred Onovwerosuoke
Broskvička (The Little Peach), Ctirad Kohoutek, b.1929
Bluebird, Korean folksong, arr. Jungsun Lee
Luk Luk Lumbu, folksong from Banyuwangi, Java, arr. Budi Susanto Yohanes
Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine, Eric Whitacre, b. 1970


2011 Season

“Alter Egos” January 30, 2011

Recordings


String Quartet No. 17 (“The Hunt”), K.458, I. Allegro vivace assai, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756—1791)
Mass in C Minor, K.427, I. Kyrie, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756—1791)
English Suite No. 3 in G Minor, BWV 808, I. Prelude, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685—1750)
Motet No. V: Komm, Jesu, Komm, BWV 229, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685—1750)
Elegischer Gesang, Opus 118, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827)
Immortal Beloved: I. July 6, In the Morning; II. July 6, In the Evening; III. Good Morning on July 7 (2009), Michael Conley (b. 1970)
Seven Romances, Op. 47, Was I not a little blade of grass?, Peter Illych Tchaikovsky (1840—1893)
Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 41: Come, let us worship; It is truly fitting; A mercy of peace
“Hoe Down” from Rodeo (1942), Aaron Copland (1900—1990)
In the Beginning (1947), Aaron Copland (1900—1990)


“The Happy Wanderer” May 14, 2011

Recordings


Folk Songs from Around the World

I Love My Love, Cornish folk song, Gustav Holst (1874–1934)
Deutsche Volkslieder: Erlaube mir; Sankt Raphael; Der Fiedler, Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
The Dove and the Maple Tree, Czech folk song, Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904)
Arirang, Korean folk song, Mark Templeton (b.1974)
Pengyou, Ting!, Trad. Chinese melody, Carolyn Jennings (b.1925)
Four Slovak Folk Songs, Béla Bartók (1881–1945)
Greensleeves, 16th cent. English, Michael Conley (b.1970)
The Turtle Dove, English folk song, Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)
Two Northumbrian folk songs: Bonny at Morn; Dance to Your Daddy, Percy Snowdon (1930–1983)
L’amour de moi, French folk song, Ward Swingle (b.1927)
Wana Baraka, Kenyan folk song, Shawn L. Kirchner (b. 1970)

Folksongs from America

Down in the River to Pray, Cheryl Lynn Helm (b.1957)
Three Traditional Hymns: Wondrous Love; Garden Hymn; Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal, Alice Parker (b.1925) & Robert Shaw (1916–1999)
Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair, Appalachian folk song, Stuart Churchill
Shenandoah, James Erb (b.1926)
She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain, Emma Lou Diemer (b.1927)
Two Spirituals: Deep River; Elijah Rock, Moses Hogan (1957–2003)


2012 Season

“The Choir Supernal” January 22, 2012

Recordings


Exsultate (1952), Bernhard Lewkovitch (b.1937)
Mass in G Minor (1921), Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)
Song for Athene (1993), John Tavener (b.1944)
Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind (1991), Stephen Chatman (b.1950)
Fern Hill (1961), John Corigliano (b.1938)
I Am in Need of Music (2006), David Brunner (b.1953)
Dreamers (2001), Norman Dello Joio (1913–2008)


“In the Garden of the Imagination” May 19, 2012

Recordings


Three Choral Settings from Alice in Wonderland: 1. The Lobster Quadrille; 2. Lullaby of the Duchess; 3. Father William, Irving Fine (1914–1962) (Lewis Carroll)
This Bequest of Wings (world premiere): 1. This Is My Letter to the World; 2. The Farthest Thunder; 3. With a Flower; 4. Transplanted; 5. Mine!; 6. If You Were Coming in the Fall; 7. Bring Me the Sunset; 8. Farewell; 9. Better than Music, Michael Conley (b.1970) (Emily Dickinson)
The Ecstasies Above, Tarik O’Regan (b.1978) (Edgar Allan Poe)
The City and the Sea: 1. i walked the boulevard; 2. the moon is hiding in her hair; 3. maggie and millie and mollie and may; 4. as is the sea marvelous; 5. little man in a hurry, Eric Whitacre (b.1970) (E. E. Cummings)


2013 Season

“The Agony & The Ecstasy” February 24, 2013

Recordings


Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008, I. Prelude, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685—1750)
Miserere, Gregorio Allegri (1582—1652)
Steal Away, arr. J. Edmund Hughes
Fürwahr, er trug unsere Krankheit, Op. 12, Hugo Distler (1908—1942)
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, arr. Howard Helvey
Die mit Tränen säen, Johann Herman Schein (1586—1630)
He Never Said a Mumbalin’ Word, arr. William M. Schoenfeld
Schaffe in mir, Gott, ein rein Herz, Op. 29, Johannes Brahms (1833—1897)
Sinner Man, arr. Matthew Culloton
The Quiet Mind (2010), Michael Conley (b.1970)
I’m Gonna Sing ‘til the Spirit Moves in My Heart, arr. Moses Hogan
Alleluia (2012) Eric Whitacre (b.1970)


“Requiem” June 8th, 2013

Recordings


Let down the bars, O Death, Samuel Barber (1910–1981)
Symphony No. 7, Op. 92, II: Allegretto, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827), arr. Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778–1837)
Anthony O’Daly (No. 2 from Reincarnations), Samuel Barber (1910–1981)
Sure on this shining night, Samuel Barber (1910–1981)
Requiem (1936), Herbert Howells (1892–1983)
Requiem (1985), John Rutter (b.1945)


2014 Season

“Found In Translation” February 23, 2014

Recordings


Overture to The Magic Flute, W. A. Mozart (1756–1791), arr. Michael Conley
In the Mood, Joe Garland (1903–1977), arr. Peter Gritton
A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square, Eric Maschwitz & Manning Sherwin,
arr. Conley
Mad World, Roland Orzabal, arr. Conley
The Death of Aase (from Peer Gynt), Edvard Grieg (1843–1907), arr. Erik Hellerstedt
Viva la Vida , Coldplay (Guy Berryman, Will Champion, Chris Martin & Jon Buckland), arr. Philip Lawson
I’m Gonna Sing, trad. Spiritual, arr. Andre van Ryckeghem
Fix You, Coldplay (Guy Berryman, Will Champion, Chris Martin & Jon Buckland)
Bugler’s Holiday, Leroy Anderson (1908–1975), arr. Sally K. Albrecht
Adagio in C für Glasharmonika, Mozart, arr. Conley
Somebody to Love, Freddie Mercury,
arr. Adam Anders & Tim Davis
Imagine, John Lennon, arr. Conley
Country Dances, trad. American songs, arr. Ward Swingle (b.1927)


“A Grand Pianist”  June 8, 2014

Recordings / Photos


Kantate No. 4 Christ lag in Todesbanden: 1. Sinfonia; 2. Versus I: Chorus, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Four Nocturnes: 1. Der Gang zum Liebchen; 2. Der Abend; 3. Warum; 4. O schöne Nacht, Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
An die Musik, Franz Schubert (1797–1828), arr. M. Conley
From Fairy Day: I. Fairy Dawn, Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924)
Valses Poéticos, Enrique Granados (1867–1916)
From Frostiana: 1. The Road Not Taken; 2. The Pasture; 5. A Girl’s Garden; 7. Choose Something Like a Star, Randall Thompson (1899–1984)
A Jubilant Song, Norman Dello Joio (1913–2008)
Cantique de Jean Racine, Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)
Battle Hymn of the Republic, Julia Ward Howe/William Steffe, arr. P. Wilhousky


2015 Season

“Journey On” March 1, 2015

Recordings / Photos


“Hymn to the Goddess” May 31, 2015

Recordings / Photos

 


2016 Season

“Oh, Freedom!” March 6, 2016


“Multi-Dimensional Magnificence” June 5, 2016