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October 18, 2021 00:34:56
The Singers' Vault 2.2: Dale Warland

The Singers' Vault 2.2: Dale Warland

Matthew Culloton sits down with choral icon Dale Warland, longtime Artistic Director of The Dale Warland Singers. Dale reflects on his life in music, his upbringing in very rural Iowa, his student days at Saint Olaf College, and lasting relationships in the music field. ...

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September 16, 2021 00:45:29
The Singers' Vault - Episode 2.1

The Singers' Vault - Episode 2.1

Timothy Takach takes a surprise turn as guest host, turning the tables on The Singers’ Artistic Director (and usual host) Matthew Culloton. The two discuss Culloton’s musical upbringing, the role of arts and this choir in today’s society, the risks of programming new music, and The Singers’ upcoming concert season. Featuring performances of music by Abbie Betinis, Morten Lauridsen, and Ysaye Barnwell. ...

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December 22, 2020 01:07:20
THE SINGERS' VAULT: Episode 1.8 - Christmas Bonus!

THE SINGERS' VAULT: Episode 1.8 - Christmas Bonus!

Artistic Director Matthew Culloton shares a Christmas playlist of carols and original works that he has arranged for The Singers and the House of Hope Motet Choir. All performances are by The Singers, except for What Child is This (the HOH Motet Choir and the Bach Chamber Players). All scores are published by MorningStar Music unless noted: The Sussex Carol (Graphite Publishing) The Holly and the Ivy Infant Holy, Infant Lowly Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day It Came Upon a Midnight Clear In the Bleak Midwinter What Child is This? (manuscript) God’s Mother Be Away in a Manger The Wexford Carol Angels We Have Heard on High In Dulci Jubilo Still, Still, Still Gabriel’s Message Make We Joy Now in this Fest Kling, no klokka O Little Town of Bethlehem We Three Kings Hark! the Herald Angels Sing Playlist: 67:15 ...

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December 16, 2020 00:30:42
THE SINGERS' VAULT: EPISODE 1.7

THE SINGERS' VAULT: EPISODE 1.7

Matthew Culloton and soprano Paige Armstrong reflect on the music of Herbert Howells and Kenneth Leighton, as well as on the Christmas season itself. This episode is drawn from the 2014 What Sweeter Music concerts, and includes a tribute from Matthew to composer and friend Stephen Paulus (whose passing came 6 weeks before this concert was given). Program repertoire includes: J.P. Sweelinck: Hodie Christus natus est Herbert Howells: A Spotless Rose Kenneth Leighton: Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child Stephen Paulus: Splendid Jewel Stephen Paulus, arr.: Joy to the World Matthew Culloton, arr.: Angels We Have Heard on High All music recorded live in concert and performed by The Singers, Matthew Culloton, conductor.  Learn more at www.singersmca.org. ...

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December 10, 2020 00:35:44
THE SINGERS' VAULT: Episode 1.6

THE SINGERS' VAULT: Episode 1.6

Matthew Culloton welcomes alto Jess Bandelin to share reflections on how art intersects with life – and in particular, she recalls performing in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy in December 2012. One of the musical balms came through the poetry of e.e. Cummings (“little tree”), captured so poignantly by Steve Heitzig, painting the image of children holding hands and dancing around the Christmas tree – a sad reminder of those lost, but also a hopeful reminder that love conquers all. A world premiere performance is shared from Bob Sieving based on Shakespeare’s text from Hamlet, “So hallowed and so gracious is the time.” Program repertoire includes: Frank Ferko: I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day (from A Festival of Carols) Holst/Abbie Betinis, arr.: In the Bleakmidwinter Steve Heitzig: little tree Bob Sieving: So hallowed and so gracious is the time (world premiere performance) Stephen Paulus, arr.: The First Noel Incidental music by Aaron David Miller All music recorded live in concert and performed by The Singers, Matthew Culloton, conductor.  Learn more at www.singersmca.org. ...

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December 03, 2020 00:26:11
THE SINGERS' VAULT: Episode 1.5

THE SINGERS' VAULT: Episode 1.5

Christmas time is here, and Matthew Culloton welcomes baritone and Music Adviser Bryan Blessing back to the vault to discuss their approach to programming Christmas concerts each year. Bryan has chosen some of his favorite works, and we enjoy The Singers' live concert performances of them. Repertoire includes: Jocelyn Hagen: O Come, O Come Emmanuel Francis Poulenc: Quem vidistis, pastores & Videntes stellam (from Four Christmas Motets) Pavel Chesnekov: Salvation is Created Matthew Culloton: In Dulci Jubilo Incidental music by Aaron David Miller, Francis Poulenc, and Matthew Culloton. All music recorded live in concert and performed by The Singers, Matthew Culloton, conductor. Learn more at www.singersmca.org. ...

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