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)
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...