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
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 ...
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. ...
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. ...