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
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. ...
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) ...
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. ...