Concert History

2014 - 2015 SEASON

July 2015 - Tour of England and Wales
 
6 July 2015: Great St. Mary's, University of Cambridge
7 Jully 2015: Bristol Cathedral
10 - 11 July, 2015: International Musical Eisteddfod, Llangollen, Wales
 
Program to be selected from the following and announced from the stage:
  • William Byrd (c. 1540–1623): Rejoice, Rejoice
  • Zdeněk Lukáš (1928–2007): Quot Sunt Apes
  • Robert Young (1923–2011): How Sweet the Moonlight Sleeps
  • Cary Ratcliff (b. 1953): Three Songs from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    • i. I Do Wander Everywhere
    • ii. You Spotted Snakes
    • iii. I Will Wind Thee in my Arms
  • Steven Sametz (b. 1954): I Cannot Dance, O Lord
SACRED SONGS OF EARLY AMERICA
  • R. F. Mann: Jewett
  • F. Lewis(?), Arr. Jacqueline Horner: Dunlap’s Creek
  • Anonymous: New Britain
  • Trad. Shaker, Arr. Kevin Siegfried: Lay Me Low
  • Trad. American, Arr. Shawn Kirchner: Bright Morning Stars (Laurie Hamilton, soloist; Allison Gibbons, Laurie Hamilton, Allison Zema, and Carole Mintzer, quartet)
  • Trad. Spiritual, Arr. Clifton Noble: Hold On
  • Trad. Spiritual, Arr. K. Lee Scott: Bright Mansions
SONGS FROM SOUTH AMERICA
  • Trad. Colombian, Arr. Alejandro Zuleta: Velo qué bonito (Laurie Hamilton and Carole Mintzer, duet)
  • Trad. Argentinian, Arr. Carlos Guastavino: Pueblito, mi pueblo (Candice Carvalho, soprano)
  • Trad. Colombian, Arr. J. G. Giraldo: Maquerúle (Claire Stoneman, soprano)

Sarah Hughes, conductor

  • Trad. American, Arr. Tom Porter: Cripple Creek (Lisa Roetzel, soprano)
Additional solos and group numbers may be announced from the stage.
 
Summer 2015 - The Land of Song
  • R. F. MANN: Jewett
  • F. LEWIS(?), ARR. JACQUELINE HORNER: Dunlap’s Creek
  • ANONYMOUS: New Britain
  • WILLIAM BYRD (C. 1540-1623): Rejoice, Rejoice
  • ZDENĚK LUKÁŠ (1928-2007): Quot Sunt Apes
  • ROBERT YOUNG (1923-2011): How Sweet the Moonlight Sleeps
  • STEVEN SAMETZ (B. 1954): I Cannot Dance, O Lord
  • CARY RATCLIFF (B. 1953): Three Songs from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    • I. I Do Wander Everywhere
    • II. You Spotted Snakes
    • III. I Will Wind Thee in my Arms
  • TRAD. COLOMBIAN, ARR. ALEJANDRO ZULETA: Velo qué bonito (Laurie Hamilton and Carole Mintzer, duet; Sarah Hughes, conductor)
  • TRAD. ARGENTINIAN, ARR. CARLOS GUASTAVINO: Pueblito, mi pueblo (Candice Carvalho, soprano; Sarah Hughes, conductor)
  • TRAD. COLOMBIAN, ARR. J. G. GIRALDO: Maquerúle (Claire Stoneman, soprano; Sarah Hughes, conductor)
  • TRAD. SHAKER, ARR. KEVIN SIEGFRIED: Lay Me Low
  • TRAD. AMERICAN, ARR. SHAWN KIRCHNER: Bright Morning Stars (Laurie Hamilton, soloist; Allison Gibbons, Laurie Hamilton, Allison Zema, and Carole Mintzer, quartet)
  • TRAD. SPIRITUAL, ARR. CLIFTON NOBLE: Hold On
  • TRAD. SPIRITUAL, ARR. K. LEE SCOTT: Bright Mansions
  • TRAD. AMERICAN, ARR. TOM PORTER: Cripple Creek (Lisa Roetzel, soprano)
Spring 2015 - The Birds and the Bees
  • HENRY PURCELL (1659-1695): Come, All Ye Songsters of the Sky (Sarah Hughes, soprano)
  • ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK (1841-1904): From “Moravian Duets”
    • Velet’, vtačku
    • Dyby byla kosa nabrošena
  • ABBIE BETINIS (B. 1980): Be Like the Bird
  • ZDENĚK LUKÁŠ (1928-2007): Quot Sunt Apes
  • TRADITIONAL AMERICAN, ARR. ELIE SIEGMEISTER: The Bee (Lisa Roetzel, soprano)
  • CARY RATCLIFF (B. 1953): Three Songs from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    • I. I Do Wander Everywhere
    • II. You Spotted Snakes
    • III. I Will Wind Thee in my Arms
  • EMMA LOU DIEMER (B. 1927): Hope is the Thing with Feathers (Sarah Hughes, conductor)
  • MARYAM KHOURY (B. 1983): Koowu (Petrina Walker, dumbek)
  • SARAH QUARTEL (B. 1982): Here on These Branches
  • LÉO DELIBES (1836-1891): Sous le dôme épais (“Flower Duet” from Lakmé) (Claire Stoneman and Laurie Hamilton, duet)
  • STEPHEN SONDHEIM (B. 1930): Green Finch and Linnet Bird (Allison Gibbons, soprano)
  • LEON RENÉ (A.K.A. JIMMIE THOMAS), ARR. DEKE SHARON: Rockin’ Robin
  • PAUL MCCARTNEY, ARR. AVITAL LAZAR-PALEY: Blackbird
  • ANDERS EDENROTH: Bumble Bee (Laurie Hamilton, solo)
  • TRADITIONAL LADINO, ARR. PAULA FOLEY TILLEN: Los Bilbilicos (Allison Hieger, solo)
  • TRADITIONAL GHANAIAN, ARR. FELICIA A.B. SANDLER: Sansa Kroma (Claire Stoneman, solo)

Winter 2014 - A Cathedral Christmas

  • ARCANGELO CORELLI (1653-1713): Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8 (“Christmas Concerto”)
    • V. Allegro
    • VI. Pastorale
  • WILLIAM BYRD (1540-1623): From Virgin’s Womb; Rejoice, Rejoice! (Candice Carvalho, soloist)
  • JOSEF RHEINBERGER (1839-1901): Mass in A Major (“In nativitate Domini”)
    • I. Kyrie
    • II. Gloria
    • III. Credo
    • IV. Sanctus et Benedictus (Lisa Roetzel, Julie Johnson, Carole Mintzer, trio)
    • V. Agnus Dei
  • GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN (1681-1767): Suite in A minor, TWV 55:a2 (Sarah Hughes, conductor)
    • I. Ouverture
    • V. Réjouissance
  • NICOLA PORPORA (1686-1768): Magnificat
    • I. Magnificat
    • II. Et exultavit (Sarah Hughes and Laurie Hamilton, soloists)
    • III. Et misericordia
    • IV. Fecit potentiam
    • V. Gloria patri et filio
    • VI. Sicut erat in principio
2013 - 2014 SEASON

Summer 2014 - Mujeres Muy Musicales (conducted by Assistant Director, Sarah Hughes)
  • Carlos Guastavino: Pueblito, mi pueblo
  • Traditional Colombian, Arr. Alejandro Zuleta: Velo que bonito
  • Traditional Colombian, Arr. Julián Gómez Giraldo: Maquerúle
  • Francisco J. Núñez: From Four Spanish Lullabies
    • Crióme mi madre
    • Nana para Guitara
  • Traditional Venezuelan, Arr. Cristian Grases: La Paloma
  • Peruvian Folksong, Arr. Diana V. Saez: El rio
  • Venezuelan Folksong, Arr. Diana V. Saez: El monigote
  • Folk Merengue from the Dominican Republic, Arr. J.-T. Guzmán: El pambiche lento
Spring 2014 - I Hear America Singing (with special guest, Carver Cossey, baritone)
  • R.F. Mann: Jewett (from The Sacred Harp)
  • Freeman Lewis(?): Dunlap’s Creek (from The Beauties of Harmony)
  • Anonymous: New Britain (from The Columbian Harmony)
  • Spiritual, Arr. Clifton Noble: Hold On
  • Spiritual, Arr. K. Lee Scott: Bright Mansions (Sarah Hughes, soloist)
  • Spiritual, Arr. Moses Hogan and R. Dilworth: My Soul’s Been Anchored
  • Trad., Arr. Thomas A. Dorsey, JR.: Precious Lord (Carver Cossey)
  • Revival Song, Arr. Aaron Copland (1900-1990): Zion’s Walls (Carver Cossey)
  • Duke Ellington (1899-1974): Come Sunday (Carver Cossey)
  • Trad., Arr. Copland: At the River (Carver Cossey)
  • Kirke Mechem, B. 1925: From American Madrigals (Sarah Hughes, Conductor)
    • He’s Gone Away
    • New York Girls
  • Trad., Arr. John Carter: Oh, Dear! What Can the Matter Be?
  • Trad. Appalachian, Arr. Shawn Kirchner: Bright Morning Stars (Laurie Hamilton, Allison Gibbons, Laura Feja, Carole Mintzer, soloists)
  • Trad. Spiritual: Go Down, Moses (Carver Cossey)
  • George Gershwin (1898-1937): from "Porgy and Bess" (Carver Cossey)
    • I Got Plenty O’ Nothing
    • It Ain’t Necessarily So
    • Summertime
  • Ananais Davisson, Arr. Rick Bjella: Idumea (from The Kentucky Harmony) with Sandra Hilger, flute · Eliza Rubenstein, violin
  • Trad. Shaker, Arr. Kevin Siegfried: Love is Little
  • Trad. Shaker, Arr. Siegfried: Lay Me Low
  • Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein: Old Man River from "Showboat" (Carver Cossey)
  • Trad., Arr. Tom Porter: Cripple Creek (Lisa Roetzel, soloist)

Winter 2013 - Dancing in the Isles: Britten, Britain, and Beyond

  • Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols
    • I.  Processional
    • II.  Wolcum Yule!
    • III.  There Is No Rose
    • IVA.  That Yongë Child (Laurie Hamilton, mezzo-soprano)
    • IVB.  Balulalow (Sarah Hughes, soprano)
    • V.  As Dew in Aprille
    • VI.  This Little Babe
    • VII. Interlude
    • VIII.  In Freezing Winter Night (Candice Carvalho, soloist)
    • IX.  Spring Carol (Claire Stoneman and Carole Mintzer, duet)
    • X.  Deo Gracias
    • XI.  Recessional
  • Traditional, arr. Michael McGlynn:  Two Carols (Sarah Hughes, conductor)
    • St. Nicholas
    • Coventry Carol (Areli De La Torre and Laura Feja, duet)
  • Cecilia McDowall:  Ave Maria
  • Gustav Holst:  Ave Maria
  • Traditional English, arr. Carlos Salzedo: Good King Wenceslas (Brian Noël, harp solo)
  • Traditional English: Variations on "Greensleeves" (Brian Noël, harp solo)
  • Traditional Irish, arr. Anne Marie Hildebrandt: The Wexford Carol (Sarah Hughes, conductor; Allison Zema, soloist)
  • Traditional Welsh Lullaby: Suo Gan (Claire Stoneman, soloist)
  • James MacMillan:  Os Mutorum
  • Charles Wood:  Mater Ora Filium (Lisa Roetzel, Julie Johnson, Areli De La Torre, soloists)
  • Traditional English, arr. John Rutter:  Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
2012 - 2013 SEASON
15th ANNIVERSARY!

Summer 2013 - What a Bunch of Characters!

  • Guiseppe Verdi: Witches' Choruses from Macbeth
  • Georges Bizet: "Oeuvre ton coeur" from Carmen
  • Georges Bizet: “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” (Habanera) from Carmen
  • Richard Adler and Jerry Ross: “Whatever Lola Wants” from Damn Yankees
  • Frank Loesser: “Adelaide’s Lament” from Guys and Dolls
  • Irving Berlin: “They Say It’s Wonderful” from Annie Get Your Gun
  • Irving Berlin: “I Got the Sun in the Morning” from Annie Get Your Gun
  • Irving Berlin: “There’s No Business Like Show Business” from Annie Get Your Gun
  • Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein: “All the Things You Are” from Very Warm for May
  • Englebert Humperdinck: “I am Rosina Daintymouth” and “The Witch’s Ride” from Hansel and Gretel
  • Englebert Humperdinck: “When at Night I Go to Sleep” from Hansel and Gretel
  • Alan Menken and Howard Ashman: “Little Shop of Horrors” from Little Shop of Horrors
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber: “As If We Never Said Goodbye” from Sunset Boulevard
  • Stephen Schwartz: “Loathing” from Wicked
  • Stephen Schwartz: “No Good Deed Goes Unpunished” from Wicked
  • Stephen Schwartz: “Popular” from Wicked
  • Luther Vandross: “Everybody Rejoice” from The Wiz

Spring 2013 - Mighty Pipes

  • Arr. Elizabeth Poston: Qui creavit coelum
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Veni, Domine
  • Johannes Brahms: Psalm 13
  • Frances Poulenc: Litanies a la Vierge Noire
  • Gwyneth Walker: The Lord's Prayer (from Bethesda Evensong)
  • Tarik O'Regan: We Remember Them
  • Steven Sametz: I Cannot Dance, O Lord
  • Benjamin Britten: Jubilate Deo
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams: O How Amiable
  • Charles V. Stanford: When In Our Music God Is Glorified

Winter 2012 - The Singing Place

  • Joan Szymko: The Singing Place
  • Louise Talma: Celebration
  • Jim Papoulis: Sililiza
  • Veljo Tormis: Lauliku lapsepoli ("The Singer's Childhood")
  • Joseph Gregorio: Alleluia
  • Kirke Mechem: We Can Sing That (World Premiere)
  • Traditional Shaker, arr. Alice Parker: How Can I Keep From Singing?
  • Elizabeth Alexander: If You Can Walk, You Can Dance
  • Traditional Appalachian, arr. J. David Moore: Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
2011 - 2012 SEASON

Summer 2012 - Divas, Drinks, and Desserts

  • "Lullaby of Broadway" from 42nd Street: Music by Harry Warren, Lyrics by Al Dubin, Arranged by Jay Althouse
  • "Chorus of the Cigarette-Girls" from Carmen: Music by Georges Bizet
  • "O pastorelle, addio" from Andrea Chénier: Music by Umberto Giordano
  • "Volkslied" from Der Freischütz: Music by Carl Maria von Weber
  • "Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now" from Hairspray: Music by Marc Shaiman, Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Witman, Arranged by Deke Sharon
  • "The Roses" from The Little Prince: Music by Rachel Portman, Lyrics by Nicholas Wright, Arranged by Richard Allain
  • "The Milky Way" from The Dreamers: Music by David Conte, Lyrics by Philip Littell
  • "Show Off" from The Drowsy Chaperone: Music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
  • "You Can't Stop the Beat" from Hairspray: Music by Marc Shaiman, Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Witman, Arranged by Roger Emerson

Spring 2012 - Eastern Portraits

  • Gustav Holst: Two Eastern Portraits
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Chinese Folk Song, arr. Jing Ling Tam: Jasmine Flower
  • Chen Yi: Chinese Mountain Songs
    • When Will the Scholartree Blossom?
    • Gathering in the Naked Oats
    • Ga Da Mei Lin
  • Japanese Folk Song, arr. Ro Ogura: Hotaru Koi
  • Japanese Folk Song, arr. Michael Neaum: Sakura
  • Japanese Folk Song, arr. Rachel Stenson: Fuyu no uta
  • Korean Folk Song, arr. Nina Gilbert: K'wae-jina ching-ching nah-neh
  • Thai Folk Song, arr. Audrey Snyder: Shining Moon
  • A.R. Rahman, arr. Ethan Sperry: Barso Re (World premiere arrangement)

American Choral Directors' Association Western Division Conference

Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, Reno, NV

March 2, 2012

  • TRADITIONALBULGAR IAN, ARR. PHILIP KUTEV (1903-1982): Dragana i Slaveya (“Dragana and the Nightingale”)
  • R. MURRAY SCHAFER (B. 1933): Snowforms
  • RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958): Magnificat (Deborah Winsor Williams, mezzo-soprano; Johanna Borenstein, flute; Janelle Tag, piano)

Winter 2011 - Christmas on the Coast

  • David Conte: Christmas Intrada
  • Williametta Spencer: Angelus ad Virginem
  • Emma Lou Diemer: Four Carols
    • I. Rejoice Thee, O Heaven
    • II. Come Hasten, Ye Shepherds
    • III. Carol of the Flowers
    • IV. Let Our Gladness Know No End
  • Kirke Mechem: Seven Joys of Christmas
    • I. The Joy of Love: This is the truth
    • II. The Joy of Bells: Din don! Merrily on high
    • III. The Joy of Mary: Joseph dearest, Joseph mine
    • IV. The Joy of Children: Patapan
    • V. The Joy of New Year: New Year song
    • VI. The Joy of Dance: Fum, fum, fum!
    • VII. The Joy of Song: God Bless the master of this house
  • Ruth Huber: Winter (world premier arrangement)
  • Frank La Rocca: O Eve!
  • Mexican Lullaby, arr. Peter Hunt: Senora Santa Ana
  • Henry Mollicone: Lullaby
  • Traditional, arr. Richard Felciano: Somerset Wassail

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2010 -2011 SEASON

Tour 2011 - Palo Alto, CA

  • Felix Mendelssohn: Veni, Domine
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Laudate Pueri
  • Luca Marenzio: Two Madrigals
    • Al primo vostro squardo
    • Occhi dolci e soavi
  • Rebecca Clarke: Ave Maria
  • Gabriel Fauré: Ave Maria
  • Gabriel Fauré: Puisqu'ici-bas toute âme
  • Eleanor Daley: Rise Up, My Love
  • Kirke Mechem: A Farewell
  • David Conte: The Milky Way
  • Traditional Irish, arr. Stephen Hatfield: Colcannon
  • African-American Spiritual, arr. André Thomas: I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray

Summer 2011 - Eat, Pray, Love

  • Irving Fine: Beautiful Soup
  • Traditional Irish, arr. Stephen Hatfield: Colcannon
  • Traditional Israeli, arr. Mark Glick: Chad gadya
  • Rebecca Clarke: Ave Maria
  • Eleanor Daley: Rise Up, My Love
  • African-American Spiritual, arr. André Thomas: I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray
  • Sharon Farber: When Music Sounds (World Premiere)
  • Luca Marenzio: Two madrigals
    • Al primo vostro squardo
    • Occhi dolci e soavi
  • Gabriel Fauré: Puisqu'ici-bas toute âme
  • Nathan Christensen: How Do I Love Thee?

Spring 2011 - Mozart Requiem

  • Felix Mendelssohn: Veni, Domine
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Laudate Pueri
  • Franz Schubert: Psalm 23
  • Lili Boulanger: Pie Jesu
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem
    • I. Requiem aeternam
    • II. Dies irae
    • III. Tuba mirum
    • IV. Rex tremendae majestatis
    • V. Recordare, Jesu pie
    • VI. Confutatis maledictis
    • VII. Lacrimosa dies illa
    • VIII. Domine Jesu Christe
    • IX. Hostias et preces tibi
    • X. Sanctus
    • XI. Benedictus
    • XII. Agnus Dei
    • XIII. Lux aeterna

Winter 2010 - Ice Age

  • Veljo Tormis: Virmalised (Aurora Borealis)
  • Vincent Persichetti: Winter Cantata
    • I. A Copper Pheasant
    • II. Winter's First Drizzle
    • III. Winter Seclusion
    • IV. The Woodcutter
    • V. Gentlest Fall of Snow
    • VI. One Umbrella
    • VII. Of Crimson Ice
    • VIII. The Branch is Black
    • IX. Fallen Leaves
    • X. So Deep
    • XI. The Wind's Whetstone
    • XII. Epilogue
  • R. Murray Schafer: Snowforms
  • Ukrainian Folk Song, arr. Earlene Rentz: Sleigh Bells
  • Cécile Chaminade: Noël des marins (Sailors' Carol)
  • Henry Mollicone: National Weather Forecast

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2009 - 2010 SEASON

Summer 2010 – A Voice of One’s Own

  • Libby Larsen: Today, this spring
    • I. Today, this spring
    • II. She piped for us
    • III. If I can stop one heart from breaking
  • Francis Poulenc: Petites Voix
    • I. a petite fille sage
    • II. Le chien perdu
    • III. En reentrant de l’école
    • IV. Le petit garçon malade
    • V. Le hérisson
  • Alice Parker: Invocation—Peace
  • Dale Trumbore: Tribute (WORLD PREMIERE)
  • Maria Löfberg: O Virtus Sapientiae
  • Joan Szymko: My Soul Magnifies the Lord
  • Manuel de Falla: Nana
  • Atahualpa Yupanqui, arr. Emile Solé: Duerme Negrito
  • Jameson Marvin: Each Future Song
  • Sandi Peaslee: And Ain’t I a Woman?
  • Suffragette song, arr. Bob Gunn: Everything But Vote
  • Brian Holmes: I Shall Keep Singing

Spring 2010 – The Roots of Rhythm (with Valley High School Women’s Choir and Sage Hill School Women’s Choir)

  • Québécois folk song, arr. Donald Patriquin: Ah ! Si mon moine vouait danser
  • American spiritual, arr. Michael Cleveland: Down in the Valley to Pray
  • Victor Paranjoti: Dravidian Dithyramb
  • Atahualpa Yupanqui, arr. Emile Solé: Duerme Negrito
  • Swahili song, arr. Sally K. Albrecht: Furaha! (Valley High School Women’s Choir)
  • Slovenian folk song, arr. Jakob Jež: Igraj Kolce
  • Huron dance song, arr. Donald Patriquin: Innoria
  • Joan Szymko: It Takes a Village
  • Native American song, arr. Ulali: Mahk Jchi (Sage Hill School Women’s Choir)
  • Serbian Gypsy dance, arr. Nick Page: Niška Banja
  • Korean folk song, arr. Wallace Hornady: Nodle Kangbyon
  • Tamil song, arr. Stephen Hatfield: Ödi Ödi
  • African song, arr. Donald Moore: Siyahamba (Valley High School Women’s Choir)
  • Rosephanye Powell: Still I Rise
  • Kenyan folk song, arr. Shawn L. Kirchner: Wana Baraka
  • David L. Brunner: Yo Le Canto El Dia (Sage Hill School Women’s Choir)

Winter 2009 - The Strangest Moment In History

  • Christine Donkin: Magnificat
  • Christopher Wicks: Anthem for the Annunciation of the Lord
  • Paul Chihara: Magnificat
  • Antonio Vivaldi: Esurientes (from Magnificat)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Quia Respexit (from Magnificat)
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams: Magnificat
  • Alan Hovhaness: Quia Respexit and Omnes Generationes (from Magnificat)
  • Gwyneth Walker: Magnificat (from Bethesda Evensong)
  • Joan Szymko: My Soul Magnifies the Lord (WORLD PREMIERE ARRANGEMENT)
  • Ryan McSweeney: Herself a Rose Who Bore the Rose (WORLD PREMIERE)
  • Z. Randall Stroope: Magnificat

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2008 - 2009 SEASON

Summer 2009 – You Can’t Sing That! Banned books set to music

  • Norman Dello Joio: A Jubilant Song
  • Eric Whitacre: She Weeps Over Rahoon
  • Linda Tutas Haugen: Sunshine and Cloudless Sky, from Anne Frank, A Living Voice
  • Sergei Prokofiev: Sunlight Streaming in the Chamber and There is Nothing Comparable with Love
  • Henri Duparc: L’Invitation au Voyage
  • Brian Holmes : The Mermaid
  • Robert Young : How Sweet the Moonlight Sleeps
  • Quincy Jones: Miss Celie’s Blues
  • Irving Fine: Three Choral Settings from Alice in Wonderland
    I. The Lobster Quadrille
    II. The Lullaby of the Duchess
    III. Father William
  • Rosephanye Powell: Still I Rise

Spring 2009 – Stabat Mater

  • Sulpitia Cesis: Stabat Mater
  • Daniel Pinkham: From Three Lenten Poems of Richard Crashaw
    I. On the Still Surviving Marks of Our Savior’s Wounds
    III. O Save Us Then
  • Antonio Lotti: Vere languores nostros
  • Francis Poulenc: Ave verum corpus
  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi : Stabat mater
    I. Stabat mater dolorosa
    II. Cujus animam gementem
    III. O quam tristis et afflictis
    IV. Quae marebat et dolebat
    V. Quis est homo qui non fleret
    VI. Vidit suum dulcem natum
    VII. Eia, mater, fons amoris
    VIII. Fac ut ardeat cor meum
    IX. Sancta mater, istud agas
    X. Fac ut portem Christi mortem
    XI. In flammatus et accensus
    XII. Quando corpus morietur
    XIII. Amen

Winter 2008 – Angels in the O.C.

  • Rollo Dilworth: Jordan’s Angels
  • Daniel Pinkham: Angels Are Everywhere
  • Joan Szymko: Angels Singing Out of Tune
  • Tomás Luis de Victoria: Duo Seraphim (“Two Seraphim”)
  • Orlando di Lasso: Tragico tecti syrmate (“Clothed in tragic robes”)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Gottes Engel weichen nie, BWV 149
  • Georg Frideric Handel: Angels Ever Bright and Fair (from Theodora)
  • Georg Frideric Handel: Let the Bright Seraphim (from Samson)
  • Johannes Brahms: Der englische Gruss (“The Angelic Greeting”)
  • Sergei Rachmaninov: Angel
  • Kathryn Chomik Parrotta: Ave Maria 2
  • Gabriel Faure: Ave Maria
  • Matt Dennis & Earl Brent: Angel Eyes
  • Traditional, arr. Joan Szymko: African Lullaby
  • Engelbert Humperdinck: Evening Prayer (from Hansel and Gretel )
  • Basque, arr. Melissa Roth: A la puerta del cielo (“At Heaven’s door”)
  • Spiritual, arr. Clifton J. Noble: Listen to the Angels Shouting

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2007 - 2008 SEASON

Summer 2008 – The Perfect 10: Favorites from our First Decade

  • Moses Hogan: Music Down in my Soul
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Lift Thine Eyes
  • Johannes Brahms: The 13th Psalm
  • Béla Bartók: Cipósütes
  • Philip Kutev: Dragana i Slaveya
  • Joan Szymko: Ave Maria
  • Kirke Mechem: A Farewell
  • Zae Munn: The Stove
  • Caroline Kohlsaat and James Oppenheim: Bread and Roses
  • Si Kahn, arr. David Moore: We All Sang ‘Bread and Roses’
  • Mark Sirett: Watane
  • Ruth Huber: To My Excellent Lucasia, on our Friendship
  • Cary Ratcliff: I Will Wind Thee in My Arms
  • Spiritual, arr. Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory: Go Where I Send Thee!
  • Dame Ethel Smyth: March of the Women
  • Shaker tune, arr. Gwyneth Walker: How Can I Keep from Singing?

Spring 2008 – Living Voices

  • Linda Tutas Haugen: Anne Frank, a Living Voice
  • Angel Lam: Oh Stars, from the Abyss (WORLD PREMIERE)
  • Kirke Mechem: Songs of the Slave

Winter 2007 – Sing It, Sister!: Six Centuries of "Girl Groups"

  • Cole Porter, arr. Dot Calvin: Another Op'nin', Another Show
  • Chiara Maria Cozzolani: O Gloriosa Domina
  • Antonio Vivaldi: Magnificat (Ospedale version)
  • Johannes Brahms: Ave Maria
  • Philip Kutev: Dragana i Slaveya
  • Various, arr. Bob Gunn: Sing It, Sister!
  • Margaret Dryburgh and Norah Chambers: The Captives' Hymn from Song of Survival
  • Harry Warren, arr. Mac Huff: Chattanooga Choo Choo
  • Bernice Johnson Reagon: I Remember, I Believe
  • T. Johnson and M. Morgan, arr. Mac Huff: Some Days You Gotta Dance
  • Mel Torme and Robert Wells, arr. Ruth Emley: The Christmas Song

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2006 - 2007 SEASON

Summer 2007 – Shakespeare’s Sisters

  • Emma Lou Diemer: Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams: Orpheus with his Lute
  • Hilary Tann: Contemplations 21, 22
  • Ruth Huber: To My Excellent Lucasia, on our Friendship (WORLD PREMIERE)
  • Mary Carmichael: Tell Me Where is Fancy Bred
  • Mary Carmichael: Who Is Sylvia
  • Emma Lou Diemer: Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?
  • Franz Schubert: Horch, horch, die Lerch
  • Anon. Scottish, arr. Sheena Phillips: Lady Lothian’s Lilt: One Yeir Begins (UNITED STATES PREMIERE)
  • Emily Crocker: It Was a Lover and His Lass
  • Lana Walter: To My Dear and Loving Husband
  • Robert Young: How Sweet the Moonlight Sleeps
  • Cary Ratcliff: I Will Wind Thee in My Arms
  • R. Paul Drummond: Sigh No More, Ladies

Spring 2007 – The Divine Presence

  • Lou Harrison: Here Is Holiness
  • Ryan McSweeney: Pied Beauty (WORLD PREMIERE)
  • Johannes Somary: Some Keep the Sabbath Going to Church (WEST-COAST PREMIERE)
  • Trad., arr. Stephanie Feder: Eli, Eli (WORLD PREMIERE)
  • Hilary Tann: Contemplations 21, 22 (WEST-COAST PREMIERE)
  • Olivier Messiaen: Trois Petites Liturgies de la Présence Divine (Three Little Liturgies of the Divine Presence)

Winter 2006 – Epiphanies (with Men Alive)

  • William Walker: Hail the Blest Morn
  • Zoltán Kodály: Vizkereszt
  • Gustav Holst: Hymn to the Dawn and Hymn of the Travellers
  • Vincent Persichetti: maggie and milly and molly and may
  • Ned Rorem: Gentle Visitations
  • Cecil Effinger: Silence
  • Wilfrid Holland: Selections from Epiphany
  • Jeffrey Biegel: Hey Ho, the Wind and the Rain
  • Daniel Pinkham: Manger Scenes
  • Spiritual, arr. J. David Moore: Follow the Drinking Gourd
  • Margaret Bonds: Selections from Ballad of the Brown King
  • Spiritual, arr. Ron Huff: Wonderful Counselor

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2005 - 2006 SEASON

Spring 2006 – Sun, Moon and Stars

  • Carl Orff: Song of the Sun
  • Ka Nin Chan: Ave Maris Stella
  • Mark Gresham: The Young Galileo
  • David Conte: The Milky Way
  • Cécile Chaminade: Ronde du Crepuscule
  • Zoltán Kodály: Esti Dal
  • Gwyneth Walker: Silver Apples of the Moon
  • Robert Young: How Sweet the Moonlight Sleeps
  • Alan Hovhaness: O Lady Moon
  • Stephen Hatfield: When the Stars Fall
  • R. Murray Schafer: Miniwanka
  • Goffin and King, arr. Raugh and Sharon: Up on the Roof
  • Spiritual, arr. J. David Moore: Follow the Drinking Gourd

Spring 2006 – Six Degrees of Clara Schumann

  • Felix Mendelssohn: Veni, Domine
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Lift Thine Eyes
  • Johannes Brahms: The 13th Psalm
  • Johannes Brahms: Four Songs for Women's Chorus, Two Horns, and Harp
  • Clara Wieck Schumann: Two Songs
  • Robert Schumann: Spruch
  • Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel: Wandl'ich in dem Wald des Abends
  • Antonin Dvořak: Three Moravian Duets
  • Ernst Krenek: In Paradisum
  • Aaron Copland: An Immorality

Winter 2005 – Music Down in My Soul (with Agape Voices of Praise)

  • Moses Hogan: Music Down in My Soul
  • William Walker: Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
  • William Walker: Hail the Blest Morn
  • William Billings: Judea
  • William Walker: The Hills are Bare at Bethlehem
  • Jeremiah Ingalls: Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
  • Shaker tune, arr. Gwyneth Walker: How Can I Keep from Singing?
  • Raymond Egan: Epiphany Hymn
  • Spiritual, arr. Andre Thomas: Keep Your Lamps
  • Spiritual, arr. Clifton J. Noble: Hold On
  • Spiritual, arr. Ysaye Barnwell: There Is a Balm in Gilead
  • Spiritual, arr. Marylou India Jackson: Steal Away
  • Spiritual, arr. Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory: Go Where I Send Thee!
  • Keith Hampton: Praise His Holy Name
  • Jason White: Emmanuel

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2004 - 2005 SEASON

Spring 2005 – Carmina (with Men in Blaque and The All-American Boys' Chorus)

  • William Mathias: O Aula Nobilis
  • Carl Orff: Carmina Burana

January 2005 – Presence (with St. Joseph Ballet at the REDCAT, Walt Disney Concert Hall)

  • Alan Terricciano: Jasmine; Cosas Alegrias; Canon

Winter 2004 – Ceremony

  • Trad., arr. Caroline Lyon: Two South African Ceremonial Songs
  • Libby Larsen: I Just Lightning
  • Giuseppe Verdi: Three Witches' Choruses from Macbetto
  • Solo works for harp (performed by Brian Noel)
  • Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols

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2003 - 2004 SEASON

Spring 2004 – Listen More Often (with StoryWerx)

  • Ysaye M. Barnwell: Breaths
  • Trad. Japanese, arr. Ro Ogura: Hotaru Koi 
  • Daniel Pinkham: Bugs
  • Mark Sirett: Watane
  • Gioacchino Rossini: Duetto Buffo di Due Gatti  (Comic Duet for Two Cats)
  • Arsenio Giron: Autumn Wind
  • Veljo Tormis: Kevadkillud (Spring Sketches)
  • Irving Fine: Beautiful Soup
  • Lana Walter: The Old Woman in a Basket

Spring 2004 – Presence (with St. Joseph Ballet)

  • Alan Terricciano: Jasmine; Cosas Alegrias; Canon (WORLD PREMIERE)

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  • Chiara Margarita Cozzolani: O Gloriosa Domina
  • Giuseppe Verdi: Laudi alla Vergine Maria
  • Kirke Mechem: Selections from The Winged Joy
  • Joan Szymko: Ave Maria

Winter 2003 – I Sing of a Maiden

  • Anon., 12th century.: Castitatis Thalamum
  • Chiara Margarita Cozzolani: O Gloriosa Domina
  • Francis Poulenc: Ave Maria
  • Giuseppe Verdi: Laudi alla Vergine Maria
  • Lana Walter: Elizabeth's Ave
  • Joan Szymko: Ave Maria
  • Pablo Casals: Cançó a la Verge
  • Max Reger: Mary’s Cradle Song
  • Javier Busto: Ave Maria
  • Charles Wood: Mater Ora Filium
  • Kirke Mechem: Selections from The Winged Joy

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2002 - 2003 SEASON

Spring 2003 – On This Island (with Men in Blaque and Tonal Loop)

  • Amy Beach: Come Unto These Yellow Sands
  • Lili Boulanger: Les Sirènes
  • Javier Busto: La Noche en la Isla
  • English folksong, arr. Eleanor Daley: The Blooming Bright Star of Belle Isle
  • Leonard Bernstein: There is a Garden (from Trouble in Tahiti )
  • Samoan folksongs, arr. Christopher Marshall: Pusi Nofo and Moemoe Pepe
  • Arr. Francisco Nuñez: Three Dominican Folksongs
  • Arr. Electo Silva: Four Haitian Folksongs
  • English Folksong, arr. Margaret Dryburgh and Nora Chambers: Londonderry Air (from Song of Survival )
  • Margaret Dryburgh: The Captives' Hymn (from Song of Survival )
  • Aruban folksong, arr. E. Toppenberg: Balia di Sehu

Spring 2003 – Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (with Saddleback Master Chorale and South Coast Symphony

  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (with Saddleback Master Chorale and South Coast Symphony)

Winter 2002 – Places of the Blest

  • Conrad Susa: Carols and Lullabies, Christmas in the Southwest
  • Randall Thompson: The Place of the Blest
  • Malcolm Forsyth: Auyuittuq (SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PREMIERE)
  • Francis Baxter: Snow on the River
  • Trad. Nigerian, arr. Babatunde Olatunji and Wendell Whalum: Betelehemu

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2001 - 2002 SEASON

Spring 2002 – Goddesses and Other Working Women

  • Zae Munn: The Muse and The Stove
  • Hildegard of Bingen: O Virtus Sapientiae
  • Maria Lofberg: O Virtus Sapientiae
  • Henry Purcell: Sing, Sing, Ye Muses
  • Gustav Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda (set 3)
  • Israeli folksong, arr. Nina Gilbert: Artsa Alinu
  • Stephen Hatfield: Chant for a Long Day
  • Ivan Spassov: Twche Donka Platno
  • Béla Bartók: Three Treble Choruses
  • Atahualpa Yupanqui, arr. Emile Sola: Duerme Negrito
  • Caroline Kohlsaat and James Oppenheim: Bread and Roses
  • Si Kahn, arr. David Moore: We All Sang 'Bread and Roses'

Winter 2001 – Shades of Winter: Music to Make You Shiver

  • Emma Lou Diemer: Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind
  • Trad., arr. G. Emlen: Breton Carol
  • Vincent Persichetti: Winter Cantata
  • Andrejs Jansons: Two Latvian Carols
  • Louis M. DeShantz: A Teasdale Winter Trilogy
  • R. Murray Schafer: Snowforms
  • Meredith Willson, arr. Mac Huff: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
  • Karl Jenkins: Sleep, Child of Winter
  • Ruth and Claude Thornhill, arr. R. Emerson: Snowfall
  • Irving Berlin, arr. H. McCarthy: White Christmas

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2000 - 2001 SEASON

Spring 2001 – Women on the Verge: Songs of Love, Rapture, Liberty and Survival

  • Hildegard of Bingen: Quia Ergo Femina (antiphon)
  • Maria Lofberg: Hildegard Motets
  • Alo Ritsing: Sulle Mulle
  • Miina Harma: Ei Saa Mitte Vaiki Olla and Nooruse Unenagu
  • Johannes Brahms: Selections from Liebeslieder-Walzer and Neue Liebeslieder
  • Kirke Mechem: Selections from The Winged Joy: A Woman's Love by Women Poets
  • American Civil Rights Song: Stayed on Freedom
  • Spiritual, arr. Jester Hairston: Poor Man Laz'rus
  • Trad. South African, arr. Nyberg: Freedom is Coming and We Are Free
  • Antonin Dvořak, arr. M. Dryburgh and N. Chambers: Largo (from Song of Survival)
  • Margaret Dryburgh: The Captives’ Hymn (from Song of Survival)
  • Dame Ethel Smyth: Laggard Dawn and March of the Women
  • Ruth Huber: Big Dogs, Music, and Wild, Wild Women

Winter 2000 – In Natali Domini: Three Unbelievable Things About Christmas (with Men in Blaque)

  • Anon., c. 1482: In Natali Domini
  • Anon., 14th century: Angelus ad Virginem
  • Anon., 15th century: There is No Rose
  • Trad., arr. J. E. Hughes: Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
  • Spiritual, arr. Edward Jurey: Mary Had a Baby
  • Charles Wood: Mater Ora Filium
  • Michael Praetorius: Ecce Maria
  • William Byrd: From Virgin's Womb and Rejoice, Rejoice
  • Franz Biebl: Ave Maria (SATB)
  • Maurice Durufle: Tota Pulchra Es
  • Johannes Brahms: Geistliches Wiegenlied
  • Michael Praetorius: Sing With Joy, Loud Voices Raise (SSAATTB)
  • Cristobal de Morales: O Magnum Mysterium
  • Witold Lutoslawski: In a Manger
  • Samuel Scheidt: A Child is Born in Bethlehem
  • Peter Moorse: A Child is Born
  • Gerald Hendrie: As I Outrode this Enderes Night
  • Daniel Pinkham: Angelus ad Pastores Ait and Christmas Cantata (SATB)

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1999 - 2000 SEASON

Spring 2000 – Music for a Summer’s Night

  • Ernst Krenek: Three Madrigals
  • Sergei Rachmaninov: Six Songs
  • Francis Poulenc: Petites Voix
  • Aulis Sallinen: Songs from the Sea
  • Franz Schubert, arr. Johannes Brahms: Ellens Zweiter Gesang
  • Robert Schumann: Spruch
  • Franz Schubert: Ständchen
  • Antonin Dvořak: Four Moravian Duets

Winter 1999 – Increasing December (with Jonathan Mack, tenor)

  • Maurice Duruflé: Tota Pulchra Es
  • Peter Maxwell Davies: The Fader of Heven
  • Johannes Brahms: Ave Maria
  • Bernice Johnson Reagon: The Seven Principles
  • Benjamin Britten: The Oxen
  • Zoltán Kodály: Christmas Dance of the Shepherds
  • Robert Evan Holmes: Beams of Gentle Light
  • Trad., arr. Samuel Adler: Who Can Retell?
  • Raymond Egan: Increasing December (WORLD PREMIERE)
  • Igor Stravinsky: Cantata

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1998 - 1999 SEASON

Spring 1999 – A Grand Time for Singing

  • Claude Debussy: Salut Printemps
  • Gustav Mahler: The Cuckoo, the Nightingale, and the Donkey
  • Béla Bartók: Enchanting Song; The Wooing of a Girl
  • Zoltán Kodály: Dancing Song
  • Vincent Persichetti: sam was a man
  • Aaron Copland: An Immorality
  • Philip Glass: Dreamy Kangaroo
  • Gwyneth Walker: Silver Apples of the Moon
  • Raymond Egan: i thank you god
  • R. Murray Schafer: Miniwanka
  • Ernani Aguiar: Salmo 150
  • Ysaye M. Barnwell: Wanting Memories
  • Ivan Lins, arr. Jim Scott: Common Ground

Winter 1998 – A Flower in Winter (Marsha Dickstein, Harp)

  • Anon., 14th century: Flos Regalis
  • Andrejs Jansons: Ziemas svëtki sabraukuši
  • Traditional Polish carol: Lulajze Jezuniu
  • Nurit Hirsch: Bashana Haba’ah
  • Marcel Dupré: The World Awaiting the Savior (from Passion Symphony)
  • Zoltán Kodály: Epiphany
  • Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols
  • Anon., 18th century: Montes y Valles
  • Ysaye M. Barnwell: Wanting Memories
  • Malcolm Dalglish: Hosanna (from Hymnody of Earth)

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