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
Make We Joy Now in this Fest
Kling, no klokka
O Little Town of Bethlehem
We Three Kings
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
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) ...
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. ...
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 ...