Repertoire by Program

Spring 2021 - Zoom Out, Online Program

Spring 2021 - Zoom Out

SHERGIL PIRTSKHELANI: Mival Guriashi (with the University of Chicago Women’s Ensemble and Zedashe)

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897): Three selections from Zigeunerlieder (with Men in Blaque)

I. He, Zigeuner!
III. Wisst ihr, wann mein Kindchen
IV. Lieber Gott, du weißt

TANIA LEÓN (b. 1943): “La Guitara” from Rimas tropicales

CARLOS GUASTAVINO (1912-2000): Pueblito, mi pueblo

LINDA HIRSCHHORN: I Have a Million Nightingales

TRADITIONAL JAPANESE, ARR. RO OGURA: Hotaru Koi

TRADITIONAL CROATIAN, ARR. TIHOMIR PETROVIC: Two Lullabies
I. Oj Djetešce moje malo
II. Spavaj Sinko

TRADITIONAL WELSH: Suo Gán

HARRY WARREN AND MACK GORDON, ARR. MAC HUFF: Chattanooga Choo Choo

CARY RATCLIFF: I Will Wind Thee In My Arms

Winter 2020 - Something New, Online Program

Winter 2020 - Something New

WILLIAM WALKER (1809-1875): The Hills Are Bare at Bethlehem (“Prospect” from The Southern Harmony)

TRADITIONAL ENGLISH: The Cherry Tree Carol

TRADITIONAL FRENCH, ARR. GERT. TH. WALKER: Noël Nouvelet

MEDIEVAL CAROL, ARR. RICHARD PROULX: Nova, Nova (2004)

DALE TRUMBORE (B. 1987): What We Hand Over (World Premiere)

KIRKE MECHEM (B. 1925): The Joy of Bells (from Seven Joys of Christmas)

CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI (1567-1643): Exulta Filia Sion, SV303

ROSEPHANYE POWELL: Have You Seen the Baby Jesus? (2011)

ROBERT MACGIMSEY: Sweet Little Jesus Boy (1934)

HUGH MARTIN AND RALPH BLANE: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (1943)

ZANAIDA ROBLES: Umoja (2005)

TRADITIONAL ENGLISH, ARR. BRIAN NOEL: Of the Father’s Love Begotten (Harp)

TRADITIONAL ENGLISH, ARR. BRIAN NOEL: Variations on “Greensleeves” (Harp)

AFRICAN AMERICAN SPIRITUAL, ARR. CLIFTON NOBLE: Hold On

American Choral Directors' Association (ACDA) Western Division Conference, 2020

American Choral Directors' Association (ACDA) Western Division Conference, 2020

DANIEL J. HALL: Reflections from Yad Vashem (2013)

GYÖRGY ORBÁN (B. 1947): “Sancta Mater” from Stabat Mater in B minor 

JOCELYN HAGEN: All the Pretty Little Horses (2006)

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897): Der 13 Psalm, Op. 27

SARAH QUARTEL: God Will Give Orders/Sweet Child (2016)

Winter 2019 - The Many Actual Moods of Christmas: Holidays for the Slightly Harried

Winter 2019 - The Many Actual Moods of Christmas: Holidays for the Slightly Harried

J. DAVID MOORE: A Facebook Christmas (2009)

ELEANOR DALEY (B. 1955): I Sing of a Maiden

LANA WALTER (B. 1960): Elizabeth’s Ave

TRADITIONAL POLISH, ARR. WITOLD LUTOSLAWSKI (1913-1994): In a Manger

DANIEL PINKHAM (1923-2006): The Queens Came Late

ANDREA CLEARFIELD (B. 1960): Now Close the Windows

STEPHEN MAIN: The Darkest Midnight in December (2013)

TRADITIONAL, ARR. ANDREJS JANSONS: Two Latvian Carols
I. Ziemas svetki sabraukuši
II. Balts sniedzins snieg

JOAN SZYMKO (B. 1957): A Winter Ride

HOLLY NEAR, ARR. JOAN SZYMKO: Why Oh Why

CECILE CHAMINADE (1857-1944): Noël des marins

OLA GJEILO (B. 1978): Gloria

Summer 2019 - Paintbox

Summer 2019 - Paintbox

ANTONIO ESTÉVEZ, ARR. ALBERTO GRAU (B. 1937)
Mata del ánima sola

KOREAN FOLK SONG, ARR. JUNGSUN LEE (B. 1964)
Blue Bird

JOHN LENNON AND PAUL MCCARTNEY, ARR. DEKE SHARON (B. 1967)
Blackbird

FINNISH FOLK SONG, ARR. DONALD PATRIQUIN (B. 1938)
Taivas on sininen

IRVING BERLIN (1888-1989), ARR. TOM NICHOLS
Blue Skies

BOB CHILCOTT (B. 1955)
Cuatro baladas amarillas

RUTH WATSON HENDERSON (B. 1932)
Gold from Adventures in Color

ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810-1856), ED. WILLIAM D. HALL
Herbstlied

JOCELYN HAGEN (B. 1980)
Ladies in Green

ELEANOR DALEY (B. 1955)
Child with the Starry Crayon

ROSEMARY CROW, ARR. SARAH HUGHES (B. 1989)
Weave

Spring 2019 - Stabat Mater

Spring 2019 - Stabat Mater

BERNICE JOHNSON REAGON (B. 1942): Ella’s Song

DANIEL J. HALL: Reflections from Yad Vashem (2013)

KIM ANDRÉ ARNESEN (B. 1980): Even When He Is Silent

GIOVANNI BATTISTA PERGOLESI (1710-1736): Stabat Mater

I. Stabat Mater dolorosa
II. Cujus animam gementem
III. O quam tristis et afflicta
IV. Quae moerebat 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. Inflammatus et accensus
XII. Quando corpus morietur-–Amen

ĒRIKS EŠENVALDS (B. 1977): Only In Sleep

SARAH QUARTEL (B. 1982): God Will Give Orders/Sweet Child

Winter 2018 - Nun That I Know Of

Winter 2018 - Nun That I Know Of

CARLOTTA FERRARI (B. 1975): Nos sumus in mundo

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847): Veni Domine

ARR. ELIZABETH POSTON (1905-1987): Qui creavit coelum (Song of the Nuns of Chester)

JOAN SZYMKO (B. 1957): Nada te turbe

JOHN TAVENER (1944-2013): Ikon of St. Hilda

SAMUEL BARBER (1910-1980): A Nun Takes the Veil (Heaven-Haven)

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897): Klosterfräulein

FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828): Die junge Nonne

FRANK LA ROCCA (B. 1951): O Eve!

BRUCE ROCKWELL: Tres Villancicos a Santa Catarina de Alejandrina (2012)

I. ¡Esto sí que es lucir!
II. Alejandrina Rosa, Alejandrina Estrella
III. ¡Victor, Catarina!

BRAHMS: Geistliches Wiegenlied

CHIARA MARGARITA COZZOLANI (1602-C. 1678): Domine ad adiuvandum me festina

Summer 2018 - 20th Anniversary Celebration

Summer 2018 - 20th Anniversary Celebration

TRAD. SERBIAN, ARR. NICK PAGE: Niška Banja

JOSEPH GREGORIO (B. 1979): Martes

RUTH WATSON HENDERSON (B. 1932): Come, Ye Makers of Song

VELJO TORMIS (1930-2017): Lauliku lapsepõli

RUTH HUBER: To My Excellent Lucasia, on our Friendship (2007)

JOAN SZYMKO (B. 1957): Water Women

JOCELYN HAGEN (B. 1980): All the Pretty Little Horses

DAVID MACINTYRE: Ave Maria (1994)

YSAŸE BARNWELL (B. 1946): On Children

HENRY MOLLICONE (B. 1946): Benedictus (from Misa de los Inmigrantes)

TARIK O’REGAN (B. 1978): We Remember Them (from Triptych)

TRAD. SPIRITUAL, ARR. CLIFTON NOBLE: Hold On

TRAD. APPALACHIAN, ARR. TOM PORTER: Cripple Creek

Spring 2018 - Haydn's Creation

Spring 2018 - Haydn's Creation

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809): THE CREATION

Special guests: Men in Blaque (Joseph Huszti, Artistic Director)

Harriet Fraser, soprano (Gabriel, Eve)

Jon Lee Keenan, tenor (Uriel)

David Stoneman, baritone (Raphael, Adam)

Winter 2017 - iSing of a Maiden

Winter 2017 - iSing of a Maiden

MICHAEL PRAETORIUS (C. 1571-1621), ARR. JAN SANDSTRÖM (B. 1954):
Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming

ELEANOR DALEY (B. 1955): I Sing of a Maiden

JOCELYN HAGEN (B. 1980): Joy
Luanne Homzy, violin

JOEL MATTHYS: Physica (2012)
I. Nightingale
IV. The Unicorn

DANIEL PINKHAM (1923 – 2006): Ave Maria
Claire Stoneman and Amanda Bistolfo, duet

HENRY MOLLICONE (B. 1946): Spanish Ave Maria
Amy Hwang, conductor

KATHERINE SAXON: O magnum mysterium (2005)

CHAN KA NIN (B. 1949): Ave maris stella
Claire Stoneman and Amanda Bistolfo, duet
Sarah Hughes, conductor

CECILIA MCDOWALL (B. 1951): from Missa Mariae
I. Kyrie
II. Gloria

ERIC WHITACRE (B. 1970): Five Hebrew Love Songs
I. Temuná
II. Kalá Kallá
III. Lárov
IV. Éyze shélleg! (Arielle Goldfarb, speaker; Amanda Bistolfo, soloist)
V. Rakút
Luanne Homzy, violin

BENJAMIN MARTINSON (B. 1987): Undivided
Sarah Hughes, soloist

To see texts, translations, notes, and quotes, click here.

Summer 2017 - The Pet Project - featuring Canta Bella from Irvine High School

Summer 2017 - The Pet Project - featuring Canta Bella from Irvine High School

SARAH QUARTEL: Alice

FRANCIS POULENC (1899-1963): From Petites Voix
Le chien perdu
Le hérisson

WALTER SKOLNIK (B. 1980): A Flea and a Fly in a Flue
Sarah Hughes, conductor

MIKLÓS KÓCSAR (B. 1933): Cat and Dog

Orange County Women’s Chorus

SHAKER TUNE, ARR. NANCY GRUNDAHL: Followers of the Lamb

ERIC WHITACRE (B. 1971): The Seal Lullaby

VELJO TORMIS (1930-2017): Lauliku lapsepõli (Milan Le, solo)

UNO NAAISSOO (1928-1980): Metsa Telegramm

JOHN LENNON AND PAUL MCCARTNEY: Blackbird

ROSEPHANYE POWELL (B. 1962): Still I Rise (Alia Yehia, Haley Ainsworth, solos)

Canta Bella

PAUL CAREY: Alley Cat Love Song

DAVID V. MONTOYA: Mi lagartijita feliz

RUTH HUBER: Big Dogs, Music, and Wild, Wild Women

Orange County Women’s Chorus

BILL STAINES, ARR. ED HARRIS: A Place in the Choir

Combined Choirs

Spring 2017 - Rocking the Boat

Spring 2017 - Rocking the Boat

YSAYE BARNWELL (B. 1946): Would You Harbor Me

ABBIE BETINIS (B. 1980): From Behind the Caravan: Songs of Hâfez
I. We Have Come
II. Suffer No Grief
III. Closer to the Fire
IV. Boatpeople
V. We Have Come (reprise)
Cathryn Starr, Amanda Bistolfo, Arielle Goldfarb, Claire Stoneman, Sarah Hughes, soloists
Karen Linkletter, cello
Albert Agha, oud
Amanda Duncan, percussion

MAGGIE FURTAK (B. 1980): La lune
Sarah Hughes, conductor

LINDA TUTAS HAUGEN: Sunshine and Cloudless Sky
(from Anne Frank: A Living Voice)

TRAD. SPIRITUAL, ARR. J. DAVID MOORE: Follow the Drinking Gourd
Allison Hieger, soloist

SPIRITUAL, ARR. ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK: Goin’ Home
Claire Stoneman, soloist

JOAN SZYMKO (B. 1957): Water Women (world premiere)
This commission was underwritten by a generous gift from Laurie Soderberg, Kristen Soderberg, and Bethany Soderberg Poe in memory of Michael E. Soderberg.

HENRY MOLLICONE (B. 1946): Benedictus (from Misa de los Inmigrantes)
Rachel Sosta, narrator; Claire Stoneman, soloist

LEE HOIBY (1926-2011): Lady of the Harbor
Lisa Roetzel, soloist

YSAYE BARNWELL (B. 1946): Would You Harbor Me

Winter 2016 - A Place of Tomorrow

Winter 2016 - A Place of Tomorrow

YSAYE BARNWELL (B. 1946): On Children

TRADITIONAL, ARR. MICHAEL MCGLYNN: Noël nouvelet
Elizabeth Bjornsti and Arielle Goldfarb, duet
Sarah Hughes, conductor

TOMAS LUIS DE VICTORIA (1548-1611): O Regem coeli

JOHANN MICHAEL HAYDN (1737-1806): Vesperae pro Festo Sancti Innocentium
I. Dixit Dominus (Sarah Hughes, Laurie Hamilton, Carole Mintzer, soloists)
II. Confitebor (Claire Stoneman, Lisa Roetzel, Amanda Bistolfo, soloists)
III. Beatus vir (Brandi Birdsong, Arielle Goldfarb, soloists)
V. Memento Domine David (Claire Stoneman, Laurie Hamilton,
Shauna McFadden, soloists)
VI. Hymnus
VII. Magnificat (Sarah Hughes, Laurie Hamilton, Carole Mintzer, soloists)

CECILE CHAMINADE (1857-1944): Noël des marins
Claire Stoneman, soloist

KIRKE MECHEM (B. 1925): Two Christmas Ballads
I. Christmas Carol
II. The Ballad of Befana (Claire Stoneman and Amanda Bistolfo, soloists)

STEPHEN FLAHERTY: Your Daddy’s Son (from Ragtime)

ROBERT MACGIMSEY (1898-1979): Sweet Little Jesus Boy
Brandi Birdsong, soloist

SPIRITUAL, ARR. CALDWELL & IVORY: Go Where I Send Thee

JOHN TAVENER (1944-2013): Song of the Angel
Sarah Hughes, soprano

YSAYE BARNWELL (B. 1946): On Children (reprise)

Summer 2016 - Sound Bites - Sarah Hughes, Conductor

CANADIAN FOLK SONG, ARR. ALICE PARKER: Punching the Dough

ENGLISH FOLK BALLAD, ARR. MARY GOETZE: Scarborough Fair (Jessica Cosley, conductor)

HUDDIE LEDBETTER, ARR. MOIRA SMILEY: Bring Me Little Water, Silvy

ABRAHAM GOLDFADEN, ARR. JOSHUA R. JACOBSON: Rozhinkes mit Mandlen (from the opera Shulamis)

DAVID DICKAU (B. 1953): If Music Be the Food of Love

STEPHEN SCHWARTZ (B. 1948): It’s an Art (from Working; Lizz Bjornsti, soprano)

IRVING FINE (1914-1962): Beautiful Soup

ANDERS EDENROTH (B. 1963): Chili con Carne

(as performed by The Real Group; Lizz Bjornsti, Claire Stoneman, Masako Morita, Jessica Cosley, Shauna McFadden, Boska Dzida, CaroleMintzer, singers; Amanda Bistolfo, vocal percussion)

COLE PORTER (1891-1964): I Get a Kick Out of You (Allison Hieger, mezzo-soprano)

BEN OAKLAND AND MILTON DRAKE, ARR. BEV SELLERS: Java Jive (Lisa Claborne, Trina Walker, Carole Mintzer, Janet Bratton, quartet)

ERIC LANE BARNES: The Caffeine Overload Polka

ZAE MUNN (B. 1953): The Stove

JOHN LEAVITT (B. 1956): the/sky/was

ALAN TERRICCIANO (B. 1961): Gluttony (from The Seven Deadly Sins; Liza Roetzel, soprano)

SHELDON HARNICK (B. 1924) AND JERRY BOCK (1955-2010): Vanilla Ice Cream (from She Loves Me; Claire Stoneman, soprano)

CANADIAN FOLK SONG, ARR. DONALD PATRIQUIN (B. 1938): I Went to the Market

Spring 2016 - American Anthems

Spring 2016 - American Anthems, in collaboration with Bel Canto of MenAlive

SPIRITUAL, ARR. ALICE PARKER (B. 1925): Come On Up
Claire Stoneman, soloist

SAMUEL BARBER (1910-1981): To Be Sung on the Water
Jessica Cosley, conductor

JOCELYN HAGEN (B. 1981): All the Pretty Little Horses
Sarah Hughes, conductor

NORMAN DELLO JOIO (1913-2008): A Jubilant Song
Marie Washington, soloist

The Orange County Women’s Chorus

ELTON JOHN & TIM RICE, ARR. MAC HUFF: Can You Feel The Love Tonight

EWAN MACCOLL, ARR. D. VON KAMPEN: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

DAVID DICKAU (B. 1953): i carry your heart with me

BILLY STEINBERG & TOM KELLY, ARR. DAVID MADDUX: True Colors

Bel Canto

LEONARD BERNSTEIN (1918-1990): Take Care of This House

BERNSTEIN: Chichester Psalms
I. Psalm 108: 2; Psalm 100
II. Psalm 23; Psalm 2: 1-4
III. Psalm 131; Psalm 133: 1
Michael Quintos, countertenor
Sarah Hughes, Laurie Hamilton, Eric Saggese, Jack Middleton, soloists
David York, organ · Brian Noel, harp · John Magnussen, percussion

Winter 2015 - O Mother, Where Art Thou?

MEDIEVAL SPANISH, ARR. RICARDO SOTO: Cuncti simus concimentes
Claire Stoneman and Lisa Roetzel, soloists

AGNETA SKÖLD (B. 1962): Hodie Christus Natus Est
Sarah Hughes, conductor

MICHAEL PRAETORIUS (1571-1621): Ecce Maria

JOAN SZYMKO (B. 1957): Ave Maria

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897): Ave Maria
Jessica Cosley, conductor

FRANCIS POULENC (1899-1963): Ave Maria

KO MATSUSHITA (B. 1962): Assumpta est Maria

CONRAD SUSA (1935-2013): Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest
I. ¡Oh, mi Belén!
II. El Desembre Congelat
III. Alegría (Laurie Hamilton, Petrina Walker, duet)
IV. A la Nanita Nana
V. Las Posadas (Lisa Roetzel, Laura Broscow, Amanda Bistolfo,
Carole Mintzer, quartet)
VI. Campana sobre Campana
VII. En Belén Tocan a Fuego (Allison Hieger, Sarah Hughes, soloists)
VIII. El Noi de la Mare (Lisa Roetzel, Laura Broscow, Amanda Bistolfo,
Carole Mintzer, quartet)
IX. Chiquirriquitín
X. El Rorro (Sarah Hughes, Amanda Bistolfo, Arielle Goldfarb, trio)

DAVID MCINTYRE (B. 1952): Ave Maria

EVA UGALDE (B. 1973): Ave Maris Stella

AFRICAN-AMERICAN SPIRITUAL, ARR GWEN ARCH: O Mary, Where is Your Baby?
Claire Stoneman, soloist

July 2015 - Tour of England and Wales

July 2015 - Tour of England and Wales

6 July 2015: Great St. Mary’s, University of Cambridge

7 July 2015: Bristol Cathedral

8 July 2015: Chepstow Castle, with the Chepstow Male Voice Choir

10 – 11 July 2015: International Musical Eisteddfod, Llangollen, Wales

Eliza Rubenstein, Artistic Director
Sarah Hughes, Assistant Director
Bob Gunn, Pianist
Janelle Kim, Rehearsal Pianist

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

Summer 2015 - The Land of Song

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

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. 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

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

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
I. Ouverture
V. Réjouissance
Sarah Hughes, conductor

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

Summer 2014 - Mujeres Muy Musicales - Sarah Hughes, Conductor

Summer 2014 - Mujures Muy Musicales - Sarah Hughes, Conductor

CARLOS GUASTAVINO (1912-2000)
Pueblito, mi pueblo
Candice Carvalho, soprano

TRADITIONAL COLOMBIAN, ARR. ALEJANDRO ZULETA (B. 1958)
Velo que bonito
Laurie Hamilton and Carole Mintzer, soloists

TRADITIONAL COLOMBIAN, ARR. JULIÁN GÓMEZ GIRALDO
Maquerúle
Cole Castorina, percussion

JORGE MOREL (B. 1931)
Danza Brasilera
Iren Arutyunyan, guitar

FRANCISCO J. NÚÑEZ (B. 1965)
From Four Spanish Lullabies
Crióme mi madre
Nana para Guitara

BOLIVIAN LULLABY, ARR. JUDITH HERRINGTON
Duérmete, mi corazón
Krista Seaman and Louise Sawyer, mezzo-sopranos

CONSUELO VELAZQUEZ (1916-2005), ARR. CARSTEN GERLITZ
Bésame mucho
Mary Jo Carpenter, mezzo-soprano
Iren Arutyunyan, guitar

TOMAS MENDEZ (1927-1995)
Cucurrucucú, paloma
Claire Stoneman, soprano

TRADITIONAL VENEZUELAN, ARR. CRISTIAN GRASES (B. 1973)
La paloma
Iren Arutyunyan, guitar
Cole Castorina, percussion

RONALD MIRANDA (B. 1948)
Appassionata
Iren Arutyunyan, guitar

ALBERTO GINASTERA (1916-1983)
Cancion al Arbol del Olvido
Allison Zema, mezzo-soprano
Iren Arutyunyan, guitar

MEXICAN FOLKSONG, ARR. EDWARD KILENYI (1884-1968)
Noche serena
Lisa Roetzel, soprano

PERUVIAN FOLKSONG, ARR. DIANA V. SAEZ
El rio

JOSÉ LUIS MERLIN (B. 1952)
Carnavalito, Evocacion, and Joropo from Suite del Recuerdo
Iren Arutyunyan, guitar

VENEZUELAN FOLKSONG, ARR. DIANA V. SAEZ
El monigote

FOLK MERENGUE FROM THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, ARR. J.-T. GUZMÁN
El pambiche lento
Cole Castorina, percussion

Spring 2014 - I Hear America Singing - Carver Cossey, Baritone

Spring 2014 - I Hear America Singing - 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

REVIVAL SONG, ARR. AARON COPLAND (1900-1990): Zion’s Walls
DUKE ELLINGTON (1899-1974): Come Sunday
TRAD., ARR. COPLAND: At the River

KIRKE MECHEM, B. 1925: From American Madrigals
He’s Gone Away
New York Girls
Sarah Hughes, conductor

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

GEORGE GERSHWIN (1898-1937): From Porgy and Bess
I Got Plenty O’ Nothing
It Ain’t Necessarily So
Summertime

ANANAIS DAVISSON, ARR. RICK BJELLA: Idumea (from The Kentucky Harmony)
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)

TRAD., ARR. TOM PORTER: Cripple Creek
Lisa Roetzel, soloist – Eliza Rubenstein, violin

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

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

BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976): A Ceremony of Carols
I. Processional
II. Wolcum Yole!
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

TRAD., ARR MICHAEL MCGLYNN: Two Carols
I. St. Nicholas
II. Coventry Carol (Areli De La Torre and Laura Feja, duet)
Sarah Hughes, conductor

CECILIA MCDOWALL (B. 1951): Ave Maria

GUSTAV HOLST (1874-1934): Ave Maria

TRAD. ENGLISH, ARR. CARLOS SALZEDO (1885-1961): Good King Wenceslas

TRAD. ENGLISH: Variations on “Greensleeves”
Brian Noel, harp

TRAD. IRISH, ARR. ANNE MARIE HILDEBRANDT: The Wexford Carol
Allison Zema, soloist · Sarah Hughes, conductor

TRAD. WELSH LULLABY: Suo Gan
Claire Stoneman, soloist

JAMES MACMILLAN (B. 1959): Os Mutorum

CHARLES WOOD (1866-1926): Mater Ora Filium
Lisa Roetzel, Julie Johnson, Areli De La Torre, soloists

TRAD. ENGLISH, ARR. JOHN RUTTER: Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day

Summer 2013 - What a Bunch of Characters!

Summer 2013 - What a Bunch of Characters!

GIUSEPPE VERDE (1813-1901): Witches’ Choruses from Macbeth
Lisa Roetzel, Lauren Zampa, Carole Mintzer, soloists

GEORGES BIZET (1838-1875): “Ouvre ton coeur” from Carmen
Sarah Hughes, conductor

GEORGES BIZET (1838-1875): “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” (Habanera) from Carmen
Susan Ali, soloist

RICHARD ADLER AND JERRY ROSS, ARR. SALLY ALBRECHT: “Whatever Lola Wants” from Damn Yankees

FRANK LOESSER: “Adelaide’s Lament” from Guys and Dolls
Lisa Roetzel, soloist

IRVING BERLIN, ARR. CHARLENE YAZURLO: “They Say It’s Wonderful” from Annie Get Your Gun
Kate Carver, Laura Feja, Carole Mintzer, and Janet Bratton

IRVING BERLIN, ARR. KIRBY SHAW: “I Got the Sun in the Morning” from Annie Get Your Gun
Claire Stoneman, soloist • Lauren Zampa, conductor

IRVING BERLIN: “There’s No Business Like Show Business” from Annie Get Your Gun
Mary Jo Carpenter, soloist

JEROME KERN AND OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN: “All the Things You Are” from Very Warm for May
Krista Seaman, soloist

ENGLEBERT HUMPERDINCK (1854-1921): “I am Rosina Daintymouth” and “The Witch’s Ride” from Hansel and Gretel
Susan Ali, soloist

ENGLEBERT HUMPERDINCK (1854-1921): “When at Night I Go to Sleep” from Hansel and Gretel

ALAN MENKEN AND HOWARD ASHMAN, ARR. MARK BRYMER: “Little Shop of Horrors” from Little Shop of Horrors

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, DON BLACK AND CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON: “As If We Never Said Goodbye” from Sunset Boulevard
Susan Ali, soloist

STEPHEN SCHWARTZ, ARR. MAC HUFF: “Loathing” from Wicked
Areli De La Torre and Kate Carver, duet

STEPHEN SCHWARTZ, ARR. MAC HUFF: “No Good Deed Goes Unpunished” from Wicked
Allison Hieger, soloist

STEPHEN SCHWARTZ, ARR. MAC HUFF: “Popular” from Wicked
Areli De La Torre, soloist

LUTHER VANDROSS, ARR. ANDY BECK: “Everybody Rejoice” from The Wiz
Allison Hieger, soloist

Spring 2013 - Mighty Pipes - William Wells, Organ

Spring 2013 - Mighty Pipes - William Wells, Organ

DAVID GERMAN (B. 1954): Festival Trumpet Tune

ARR. ELIZABETH POSTON (1905-1987): Qui creavit coelum
Carole Mintzer, Lisa Roetzel, soloists

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847): Veni, Domine
Claire Stoneman, soprano
Sarah Hughes, conductor

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897): Psalm 13

FRANCIS POULENC (1899-1963): Litanies à la Vierge Noire

EMMA LOU DIEMER (B. 1927): Chorale Prelude on “Jesus, The Very Thought of Thee”

GWYNETH WALKER (B. 1947): The Lord’s Prayer (from Bethesda Evensong)
Claire Stoneman, Mariko Takahashi, duet

TARIK O’REGAN (B. 1978): We Remember Them
Sarah Hughes, Lisa Roetzel, Lauren Zampa, soloists

NICOLAUS BRUHNS (1665-1697): Prelude in E Minor

STEVEN SAMETZ (B. 1954): I Cannot Dance, O Lord

BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976): Jubilate Deo

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958): O How Amiable

CHARLES V. STANFORD (1852-1924): When In Our Music God Is Glorified

Winter 2012 - The Singing Place

Winter 2012 - The Singing Place

JOAN SZYMKO (B. 1957): The Singing Place
Sarah Hughes and Carole Mintzer, duet

LOUISE TALMA (1906-1996): Celebration
Lisa Roetzel, solo

JIM PAPOULIS: Sililiza (2012)
Amanda Duncan, percussion

VELJO TORMIS (B. 1930): Lauliku lapsepõli (“The Singer’s Childhood”)
Krista Seaman, solo; Laura Feja and Lisa DeBlauw, duet
Sarah Hughes, conductor

HENRY PURCELL (1659-1695): If Music Be the Food of Love
Carole Mintzer, alto

PURCELL: Music for a While
Sarah Hughes, soprano

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK (1841-1904): Songs My Mother Taught Me
Jenny Moon Shaw, soprano

JOSEPH GREGORIO (B. 1979): Alleluia

KIRKE MECHEM (B. 1925): We Can Sing That

TRAD. SHAKER, ARR. ALICE PARKER: How Can I Keep from Singing?
Amy Osajima, solo

ELIZABETH ALEXANDER (B. 1962): If You Can Walk, You Can Dance
Amanda Duncan, percussion

TRAD. APPALACHIAN, ARR. J. DAVID MOORE:
Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

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