THE SINGERS' VAULT

THE SINGERS' VAULT celebrates live concert performances by The Singers from the choir's founding in ... more

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November 25, 2020 00:41:00
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THE SINGERS' VAULT: Episode 1.4

Gratitude, Thanksgiving, and The Singers are celebrated by Artistic Director Matthew Culloton and soprano Hannah Armstrong. The Singers’ Vault is relocated to their living room, where they offer their selection of favorites – reminding us all of how much we have to be thankful for, even in these difficult times. Kevin Siegfried: More Love Stephen Paulus: Hymn for America Matthew Culloton, arr.: Down in the River to Pray René Clausen: The Road Not Taken Jocelyn Hagen: Now Our Meeting’s Over Abbie Betinis: Long Time Trav’ling Shawn Kirchner, arr: Angel Band Unclouded Day Shawn Kirchner, arr: Unclouded Day The Singers; Matthew Culloton, Artistic Director Stephen Swanson, piano (Siegfried, Clausen) All tracks recorded live in concert, except Hagen and Betinis ...

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November 11, 2020 00:44:36
THE SINGERS' VAULT: Episode 1.3

THE SINGERS' VAULT: Episode 1.3

Composer-in-Residence Timothy Takach joins Matthew Culloton to discuss and share a handful of our favorite works of his. Tim offers great insights into his composing process, the commissions and collaborations, and the music itself. Program repertoire includes: 'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime (recorded 2017) A Worshipper and a Man (recorded 2013) Helios, excerpts: Uranus (White Silences); Saturn (Longing for Infinity) (recorded 2019) At Home, excerpts: Good Bones; Together on the Porch (recorded 2019) All performances by The Singers, Matthew Culloton, conductor Featured soloists: Beth Althof, Paige Armstrong, Brad Halbersma, Isaac Lovdahl, Lynette Johnson (Helios); Daniel Fridberg, clarinet and Barbara Leibundguth, flute (At Home) ...

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October 14, 2020 00:32:17
THE SINGERS' VAULT: Episode 1.2

THE SINGERS' VAULT: Episode 1.2

Melissa Dunphy's American DREAMers was commissioned by Philadelphia community choir PhilHarmonia (Mitos Andaya Hart, Director) to bring to light the stories of immigrants in the wake of anti-immigrant rhetoric during and after the 2016 election. Five texts from five young Americans who were brought to America as children were chosen—Marlene Rangel, Javier Zamora, Janine Joseph, Julia Montejo, and Claudia D. Hernández—and those texts were woven into a multi-movement work that honors their story and inspires hope, empathy, and action. (Note by Melissa Dunphy) Recorded in concert on October 20, 2019 Melissa Dunphy (b. 1980): American DREAMers                                                   Marlene Part 1             Dancing in Buses             Marlene Part 2             More milk, more milk makes it better             Marlene Part 3             #UndocuJoy             Marlene Part 4             #UnitedWeDream For full program notes and texts, click here. ...

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October 06, 2020 29:20
THE SINGERS’ VAULT: Episode 1.1

THE SINGERS’ VAULT: Episode 1.1

Artistic Director Matthew Culloton interviews founding choir member and Music Adviser Bryan Blessing as they recall a March 2020 performance – one that turned out to be the choir’s last concert before the Coronavirus shutdown. Program recorded March 2020: Abbie Betinis: Carol of the Stranger Melissa Dunphy: Dancing in Buses (from American DREAMers) Craig Hella Johnson: The Innocence (from Considering Matthew Shepard) Jocelyn Hagen: Needle and Thread (from This is How You Love) Timothy Takach: Earth (from Helios) Craig Hella Johnson: All of Us (from Considering Matthew Shepard) Performers: The Singers – Minnesota Choral Artists; Matthew Culloton, conductor; Steve Swanson, piano; Bruce Broquist, baritone (The Innocence) ...

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