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CHORUS ANGELORUM TE: DECEMBER 2018

  • Christmas Intrada:  David Conte, music and lyrics
  • Dixit Dominus: Johann Michael Haydn, music and lyrics; Betsy Cook Weber, editor
  • Rejoice! Rejoice!: William Byrd, composer; Francis Kinwelmersh, lyrics; E. Harold Geer, arr.
  • Be Like The Bird: Abbie Burt Betinis, music; Victor Hugo, text
  • Angelus ad Virginem: Williametta Spencer, arr.; from Dublin Troper medieval hymn 1360
  • Gaudete!: Michael Engelhardt, arr.; from the carol, Piae Cantiones, 1582
  • O Holy Night: Adolphe Charles Adam, music; Placide Cappeau, poem; Valerie Shields, arr.
  • If You Would Hear the Angels Sing: Dora Greenwell, music and lyrics; Stephen Smith, arr.
  • Laudate Pueri: Felix Mendelssohn, music and lyrics
  • The Angels Will Guide You Home: Eleanor Daley, music and lyrics
  • Peace With Me Now: Abbie Burt Betinis, music; Walter de la Mare, poems
  • And Suddenly: Michael Engelhardt, music and lyrics
  • Still, Still Night (Silent Night): Franz Gruber, music; Joseph Mohr, lyrics; Jackson Berkey, arr.

STRONGER TOGETHER: Spring 2018

  • Never Sit Down: Gwyneth Walker, music and lyrics
  • Warrior: Kim Baryluk, music and lyrics
  • I Will Be Earth: Gwyneth Walker, music; May Swenson, poem
  • Chapo Pou Fanm – Hats Off to Women: Sydney Guillaume, music; Louis Marie Celestin, poem
  • Ripple Effect: Stephen Hatfield, music and lyrics
  • Bring Me Little Water, Silvy: Huddie Ledbetter, music and lyrics; Moira Smiley, arranger
  • Shenandoah: Traditional American folk song; Mack Willberg, arranger
  • If You Want To Go: Philip E. Silvey, music; African proverb
  • The Giver Should Be Grateful: Stephen Hatfield, music and lyrics
  • It Takes a Village: Joan Szymko, music and lyrics
  • You Are the New Day: John David, music and lyrics; Philip Lawson, arranger
  • Stronger Together: Sarah Jaysmith, music; Gil Jaysmith, lyrics
  • Always Keep This Close: Zachary J. Moore, music; Colleen Carhuff, poem
  • Still I Rise: Rosephanye Dunn Powell, music and lyrics

WINTER SONG:  December 2017

  • Shepherd’s Pipe Carol:  John Rutter, music and lyrics
  • Hallelu!: Traditional, Stephen Paulus, arranger
  • Come, Dear Children:  Alfred Burt, music; Wihla Hutson, lyrics
  • We’ll Dress The House:  Alfred Burt, music; Wihla Hutson, lyrics
  • The Mirthful Heart: Abbie Betinis, music; Grace Fallon Norton, poem
  • There’s Still My Joy: Melissa Manchester, Matt Rollings and Beth Chapman, music and lyrics; Roger Emerson, arr.
  • Bring a torch, Jeanette, Isabella!: Traditional French carol, Sarah Jaysmith, arr.
  • Go Where I Send Thee!: Gospel spiritual, Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory, arrangers
  • Nu ar det Jul igen: Swedish Dance Carol, Ron Jeffers, arranger
  • Patterns on the Snow: Mari Esabel Valverde, music; May Sarton, poem
  • Shchedrik: Traditional Ukrainian carol, Mykola Leontovich, arranger
  • Tyrley, Tyrlow: Anonymous 15th century carol, Mark G. Sirett, arranger
  • Deck the Halls: Traditional carol, James McKelvy, arranger
  • Jesulein Zart: Traditional 17th century German carol, Winnie Bruckner, arranger
  • Winter Song: Sarah Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson, music and lyrics: Les Nerling, arranger
  • Still, Still Night (Silent Night): Franz Gruber, music; Joseph Mohr, lyrics; Jackson Berkey, arr.

NO TIME NOT TO LOVE: May 2017

  • America the Beautiful: Samuel Ward, music; Katherine Lee Bates, text
  • Ad Amore: Lee R. Kesselman, music; Dante Alighiere, text
  • Pie Jesu: Michael Cleveland, music and text
  • Dies Irae: Z. Randall Stroope, music; Tomaso de Celante, poem
  • Simple Song from “Mass:”  Leonard Bernstein, music; Stephen Schwartz, lyrics
  • The Great Spirit of Love: David Conte, music; Tony Jones, lyrics
  • O Salutaris Hostia: Eriks Esenvalds, music; Saint Thomas Aquinas, text
  • No Time Not To Love: Joan Szymko, music; Deena Metzger, poem
  • Beau Soir: Claude Debussy, music; Paul Bourget, poem; Linda Spevacek, arr.
  • Remember the Ladies: Carol Barnett, music; Abigail Adams, text
  • Two Strings, But One Voice: Z. Randall Stroope, music; Rainer M. Rilke, poem
  • All the Things You Are: Jerome Kern, music; Oscar Hammerstein II, lyrics; Mark Hayes, arr.
  • Blackbird: John Lennon and Paul McCartney, music and lyrics; Deke Sharon, arr.
  • Rise Up: Jake Runestad, music and lyrics

LIGHT IN DARKNESS: December 2016

  • Here We come A-Wassailing: Valerie Shields, arr.
  • Noel des Marins (Sailors Carol): Cecile Chaminade, text by Armand Silvestre
  • The World for Christmas: Anders Edenroth, music and lyrics
  • Wana Baraka: Shawn Kirchner, arr.
  • A Christmas Alleluia: Undine Smith Moore, arr.
  • Let There Be Peace On Earth: Sy Miller & Jill Jackson, music and lyrics; Jay Althouse, arr.
  • Kling, Glockchen, Kling!: Benedikt Widmann, music; Karl Enslin, lyrics; Robert Sieving, arr.
  • An Irving Berlin Christmas: Irving Berlin, music and lyrics; Roger Emerson, arr.
  • Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11: Gabriel Faure, music; Jean Racine, words; John Rutter, arr.
  • This Little Light of Mine: Harry D. Loes, music; Avis Christensen, lyrics; Moses Hogan, arr.
  • Lux Aeterna: Z. Randall Stroope, music and text
  • When the Son of the Angels is Stilled: Elizabeth Alexander, music; Howard Thurman, poem
  • Christmas Reverie: Don Macdonald, music and lyrics
  • Still, Still Night (Silent Night): Franz Gruber, music; Joseph Mohr, lyrics; Jackson Berkey, arr.

POETS: GREAT AND SMALL: May 2016

  • Sing Creations Music On: Stephen Paulus, music; John Clare, poem
  • Choose Something Like a Star: Randall Thompson, music; Robert Frost, poem
  • Shakespeare Set II: Clifton Noble, music; William Shakespeare, poem
  • Brown Penny: Ron Kean, music; William Butler Yeats, poem
  • Truth: Andrea Ramsey, music and text
  • The Shepherd to His Love: Emma Lou Diemer, music; Christopher Marlowe, poem
  • Joy: Jocelyn Hagen, music; Sara Teasdale, poem
  • Hope is the thing with feathers: Emma Lou Diemer, music; Emily Dickinson, poem
  • Cien Sanetos de Amor, XV: Lisa DeSpain, music; Pablo Neruda, poem
  • Ban, Ban, Caliban: Dan Forrest, music; William Shakespeare, poem
  • Spring Shall Bloom: Susan LaBarr, music; Christina Rossetti, poem
  • And Ain’t I a Woman!: Susan Borwick, music; Sojourner Truth, poem
  • I carry your heart with me: David C. Dickau, music; e.e. cummings, poem

STARRY NIGHT: December 2015

  • Before the Paling of the Stars: John Boda, music; Christina Rossetti, poem
  • Song of the Stars: Imant Raminsh, music and lyrics
  • O Holy Night: Adolph Charles Adam, music; Placide Cappeau, poem; Valerie Shields, arr.
  • Hail, Christmas Day!: Abbie Burt Betinis, music and lyrics
  • I Wonder as I Wonder: John Jacob Niles, arr.
  • And Suddenly: Michael Engelhardt, music and lyrics
  • Hanget Soi (Singing Snow – Finnish): Heikki Sarmanto, music and lyrics; Auvo Sarmanto, arr.
  • Hildegard Motets: Maria Lofberg, music; Hildegard of Bingen, text
  • It Came Upon a Midnight Clear: Richard Storrs Willis, music; Edmund Sears, poem:
  • In the Bleak Mid-Winter: G. Holst, music; Christina Rossetti, poem; Charles Galetar, arr.
  • Duerme Negrito: Atahualpa Yupanqui, music and lyrics; Emilio Sole-Sempere, arr.
  • The Snow Lay on the Ground: David Conte, music and lyrics
  • Still, Still Night (Silent Night): Jackson Berkey, arr.

TRANSFORMATION: May 2015

  • Two Eastern Pictures I: Spring: Gustav Holst, music; Kalidasa (5th century AD), text
  • Abschiedslied Der Zygvigek: Felix Mendelssohn, music; August von Vallersleben, text
  • A Girl’s Garden: Randall Thompson, music; Robert Frost, poem
  • A White Rose: Eleanor Daley, music; John Boyle O’Reilly, poem
  • Once In A Dream: Michael Hurd, music; Christina Rossetti, poem
  • I’ll Fly Away: Albert E. Brumley, words and music; Sarah Wheeler, arr.
  • Be Simple Little Children: Bob Chilcott, music; 19th century Shaker text
  • Casting Off: Marie-Claire Saindon, music; Sarah Windle, lyrics
  • Juntos (Together): Jim Papoulis, music and lyrics
  • Magdalene: David V. Montoya, music; William Wallis, poetry
  • Widmung: Robert Schumann, music; James Mulholland, arr.
  • Women Should Be Pedestals: Gwyneth Walker, music; May Swenson, poetry
  • I Dream a World: Joan Szymko, music; Langston Hughes, poem

JOURNEY TO THE STABLE: December 2014

  • Magnificat: Z. Randall Stroope, music and lyrics
  • Bogoroditse Devo: Sergei Rachmaninoff, music and text; Verpmoca Socjovotsa. Arr.
  • Ubi Caritas: Ola Gjeilo, music and text
  • Chauntecleere: David Brunner, music and text
  • Maria Walks Amid the Thorn: Benedictines of Mary, arr.
  • A Stable Lamp is Lighted: David Conte, music and text
  • O Sifuni Mungu: Roger Emerson, arr.
  • Guachi Torito: Oscar Escalada, arr.
  • Away in a Manger: Salli Terri, arr.
  • The Angels will Guide You Home: Eleanor Daley, music and text
  • The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy: Valerie Shields, arr.
  • Love Came Down at Christmas: Edwin Fissinger, music; Christina Rossetti, poem; Mary Geston, arr.
  • Still, Still Night: Jackson Berkey, arr.

HOME: May 2014

  • Home – Heartstrings
  • So I Let Him Lead Me Home: James Mulholland, music; Emily Dickinson, poem
  • Come In: Randall Thompson, music; Robert Frost, poem
  • Music in my Mother’s House: Stuart Stotts, music and text; J. David Moore, arr.
  • Stand by Me: Ben King, J. Leiher, Mike Stoller, music and lyrics; Mac Huff, arr.
  • Going to Heaven/The World Feels Dusty: Michael Hennigan, music; Emily Dickinson, poems
  • Home – Moving On
  • There Are No Farewells: Joan Szymko, music; May Sarton, poem
  • Psalm 23: Imant Raminsh, music
  • Home – The Land
  • This Land Is Your Land: Woody Guthrie, words and music; Robert DeCormier, arr.
  • Out in the City: Anthony Ritchie, music; Gareth Owen, words
  • Home Means Nevada: Bertha Raffetto, words and music; David C. Bugli, arr.
  • Wish You Were Here: Nathan Christensen, words and music
  • Home – Longing
  • Danny Boy: Music traditional; Frederic Weatherly, text; Dede Duson, arr.
  • What I want: Stephen Smith, music; Pat Lowther, poem
  • The Peace of Wild Things: Joan Szymko, music; Wendell Berry, poem

RING THE CELEBRATION: December 2013

  • Ogo ni fun Oluwa: Rosephanye Powell, music and text
  • Ask the Moon: Ron Nelson, music; Thomas Ahlburn, poem
  • Ring the Bells: Libby Larsen, music and text
  • Riu, Riu, Chiu: Anonymous Spanish Carol; Linda Spevacek, arr.
  • Mary Had a Baby: Philip Kern, arr.
  • Ride on, King Jesus: Moses Hogan, arr.
  • Christmas Cantata (Sinfonia Sacra): Daniel Pinkham, music and text
  • Up on the Housetop: Benjamin R. Hanby, music and text; Kirby Shaw, arr.
  • Deck the Halls in 7/8: James McKelvy, arr.
  • Duerme Negrito: Atahualpa Yupanqui, music and text; Emile Sole, arr.
  • The Christmas Song: Mel Torme and Robert Wells, music and lyrics; Kirby Shaw, arr.
  • Still, Still Night: Jackson Berkey, arr.

FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE EARTH: May 2013

  • Solidaridad: David Brunner, music; Amado Nervo, text
  • If You Were Coming in the Fall: Emma Lou Diemer, music; Emily Dickinson, poem
  • Now in the Month of Maying: Thomas Morley, music and text
  • Beau Soir (Beautiful Evening): C. Debussy, music; Paul Bourget, poem; Linda Spevacek, arr.
  • Look to This Day!: Bob Chilcott, music and text
  • Moon Goddess: Jocelyn Hagen, music; Enheduanna (2300 BC), poem
  • A Girl’s Garden: Randall Thompson, music; Robert Frost, poem
  • For the Beauty of the Earth: John Rutter, music; F. S. Pierpoint, text
  • Near Odessa: Carol Barnett, music; Patricia Kirkpatric, poem
  • Jubilate Deo: Sandra Milliken, music and text
  • Bumble Bee: Anders Edenroth, music and text
  • Las Amarillas: Stephen Hatfield, music and text
  • The Water is Wide: Clifton Noble, Jr., arr.; English folk song
  • Shenandoah: Mack Wilberg, arr.

A MUSICAL GIFT: December 2012

  • Shechedrik: M. Leontovich, arr. (Ukrainian carol)
  • The Snow: Edward Elgar, music and text
  • Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy: Pyotr Tchaikovsky, music; Jeff Funk, arr.
  • ‘Twas in the Moon of Wintertime: Ken Berg, arr.
  • He Came Down: Nancy Grundahl, arr.
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem: Katherine Davis, arr.
  • Softly, Little Child: Daniel Gawthropo, music and text
  • Bring a Torch: Clifton Noble, arr.
  • Dixit Dominus: Baldassare Galuppi, music
  • O Bethlehem: Martha Alter, arr. (Basque carol)
  • Lullaby: Henry Mollicone, music and text
  • Twelve Days After Christmas: Frederick Silver
  • Still, Still Night: Jackson Berkey, arr.

FAITH, HOPE & LAUGHTER: May 2012

  • Brothers, Sing On: Edward Grieg, music; Howard McKinnery, arr.
  • Set Me as a Sea!: Rene Clausen, music; text from Song of Solomon
  • Heav’n, Heav’n: H.T. Burleigh, music and text
  • Eiri na Greine: Michael McGlynn, music and text
  • Song of Ruth: David N. Childs, music and text
  • Ithaka: Lisa DeSpain, music; C.P. Cavafy, poem
  • Dirait-on: Morten Lauridsen, music; Rainer Maria Rilke, text
  • Ripple Effect: Stephen Hatfield, music and text
  • Faith, Hope and Laughter: Stephen Paulus, music and text
  • Moon Goddess: Jocelyn Hagen, music; Enheduanna (2300 BC), poem
  • Morning Bells: Avner Hanani, music and text
  • Dream With Me: Leonard Bernstein, music and text; Larry Moore, arr.
  • The Awakening: Joseph Martin, music and text
  • Bruremarsj (Wedding March): Jan Magne Forde, music and text

HOLIDAY CONCERT: December 2011

  • Before the Paling of the Stars: John Boda, music; Christina Rossetti, poem
  • Chauntecleere: David Brunner, music; William Austin, text
  • Go, Tell It!: Eric Unruh, arr.
  • Lullaby: R. Vaughan Williams, music; anonymous text
  • A Christmas Carol: Emma Lou Diemer, music; Robert Herrick, poem
  • Donkey Carol: John Rutter, music and text
  • Oh, Holy Night: Adolph Charles Adam, music; John S. Dwight, arr.
  • Tollite Hostias: Camille Saint-Saens, music; Linda Mulder, arr.
  • Ding! Dong! Merrily on High: Howard Helvey, arr.
  • Alleluia: Reginald Unterseher, music and text
  • Stars and Hills: Ken Berg, arr. (Basque carol)
  • In dulce jubilo: Jetse Bremer, arr.
  • December: Paula Tillen, music; Christina Rossetti, poem
  • Ave Maria: David MacIntyre, music and text
  • A Stable-Lamp is Lighted: David Conte, music and text
  • Still, Still Night: Jackson Berkey, arr.

NIGHT AND DAY: May 2011

  • Me! Come! My Dazzled Face!: Andrew Rindfleisch, music; Emily Dickenson, poem
  • Mainacht: Johannes Brahms, music; Ludwig H. C. Holty, text
  • Fruits of the Selfless Heart: Elizabeth Atkinson, music; Mother Teresa, text
  • Mornings Innocent: Gwyneth Walker, music; May Swenson, text
  • Ubi Caritas: Ola Gjeilo, music; traditional text
  • Si Ch’io Vorrei Morire: Claudio Monteverdi, music and text
  • Two Liebeslieder Walzer: Johannes Brahms, music; Georg Daumer, poem
  • Lux Aurumque: Eric Whitacre, music; Edward Esch, poem
  • Cantate Domino: Hans Leo Hassler, music and text
  • Sicut cervus: Giovanni da Palestrina, music; traditional text
  • Come to Me, My Love: Kevin Robison, music; Christina Rossetti, poem
  • Solidaridad: David J. Brunner, music; Amado Nervo, text
  • You Are the New Day: John David, music; Philip Lawson, arr.
  • Nada te turbe: Joan Szymko, music; Saint Teresa of Avila, text
  • When I Lay Me Down to Sleep: James Q. Mulholland, music; traditional text
  • We Rise Again: Leon Dubinsky, music; Stephen Smith, arr.

HOLIDAY CONCERT: December 2010

  • We’ll Dress the House: Alfred Burt, music and text
  • Ask The Moon: Ron Nelson, music; Thomas Ahlburn, text
  • The Star Carol: Alfred Burt, music and text
  • O Magnum Mysterium: Cristobal de Morales, music; Robert Goodale, editor
  • All on a Christmas Morning: Alfred Burt, music and text
  • Caroling, Caroling: Alfred Burt, music and text
  • Si Iniquitates Obesrvaveris: Samuel Wesley, music and text
  • Fulgebunt Justi: Orlando di Lasso, music and text
  • Da Pacem Domine: Hakan Olsson, music; 1549 Book of Common Prayer, text:
  • Ah, Bleak and Chill the Wintry Wind: Alfred Burt, music and text;
  • Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind**: Clifton Noble, music; William Shakespeare, text (2008)
  • Some Children See Him: Alfred Burt, music and text
  • Wassailin’: Clifton Noble, arr. (English carol)
  • Good King Wenceslas: Gary Swartz, arr.
  • What Child is This?: Jameson Marvin, arr.
  • A Ceremony of Carols: Benjamin Britten
  • Still, Still Night: Jackson Berkey, arr.

FROM RENO WITH LOVE: MAY 2010

  • Alleluia: David Conte, music and text
  • How Sweet the Moonlight Sleeps: Robert Young, music; William Shakespeare, text
  • Me! Come! My Dazzled Face!: Andrew Rindfleisch, music; Emily Dickenson, poem
  • Lux Aeterna (from Missa): Z. Randall Stroope, music; traditional text
  • Song of Perfect Propriety: Carol Barnett, music; Dorothy Parker, poem
  • Day Break (from The Earth Sings): Stephen Paulus, music; Mudbara Tribe, Australia, text
  • Sonnet XVIII: David Gaunt, music; William Shakespeare, poem
  • Sonnet LXI: David Gaunt, music; William Shakespeare, poem
  • Cien Sonetos de Amor, XV: Lisa DeSpain, music; Pablo Neruda, poem
  • It Takes a Village: Joan Szymko, music and text
  • And Aint’ I a Woman: Susan Borwick, music; Sojourner Truth, text
  • Without a Song: Vincent Youmans, music; William Rose and Edward Eliscu, lyrics;: Valerie Shields, arr.
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