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2018

April 12-16

Adjudicator

Music Alberta

Calgary, AB, Canada

May 18-19

Guest Conductor

Portland Symphonic Choir

Allan Bevan, Nou goth; Frank Martin, Mass

Portland, OR 

July 1

Conductor

Pacific Lutheran University Choir of the West Alumni Choir

Seattle, WA

October 12

UNT Collegium Singers

Kyrie & Gloria, Antoine Brumel Earthquake Mass

Denton, TX

October 13

Guest Conductor

Choral Arts Northwest

25th Anniversary Concert

Seattle, WA

October 26

Guest speaker

Uppsala University Choral Centre

Upssala, Sweden

November 2-3

Head Clinician

Biola University

Biola Choral Festival

La Mirada, CA

November 13

Conductor

UNT University Singers Fall Concert

Denton, TX

November 30

Conductor

UNT Collegium Singers & Baroque Orchestra

Zelenka Te Deum

Denton, TX

2015 - 16

Collegium Singers: 

John Taverner – Sanctus & Benedictus, Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas

Heinrich Schütz – Deutsches Magnificat

Johann Sebastian Bach – Komm, Jesu, Komm

(also sung at the National Collegiate Choral Organization conference in Portland, OR)

 

A Cappella Choir:

Sven-David Sandström – Agnus Dei

Gabriel Rheinberger – Cantus Missae (Mass in Eb for double choir)

Herbert Howells – Nunc dimittis from Collegium Regale (cond. by my TA)

Gustav Mahler, arr. Clytus Gottwald – Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (16-pt. choral transcription of the full orchestra version of this Rückert setting)

Johannes Brahms – Liebeslieder Walzer

 

A Cappella Choir:

Igor Stravinsky – Les noces (in Russian with faculty soloists and pianists, student—primarily grad student—percussion ensemble)

(the first half of the program will be a recital program conducted by my TA for one of his recitals)

 

Collegium Singers:

Program of music from the French Baroque – work TBA (with Baroque Orchestra—UNT has a period instrument orchestra which I conduct when we do choral/orchestral works)

Collegium Singers:

Giovanni Felice Sances – Missa Sanctae Maria Magdalenae (with Baroque Orchestra)

 

Grand Chorus

(the three mixed choirs together, along with the the UNT Symphony Orchestra and faculty soloists)

Haydn – The Creation 

 

2014-15

Collegium Singers  (Music at the Court of de Medici):

Jean Mouton – Salva nos Domine vigilantes

Josquin des Prez – Nymphes des bois (one-per-part)

Mouton – Nesciens mater virgo virum

Luca Marenzio – from La Pellegrina (2nd and 3rd intermedii)

 

 

University Singers:

Antonio Lotti – Crucifixus a 8

Frederik Sixten – Ave verum corpus (conducted by my TA)

Karl Jenkins – Exsultate, Jubilate

Lionel Daunais

La carpe

L’ecrivisee

Le pont Mirabeau

Ralph Vaughan Williams (arr. James) Through Bushes and Briars (conducted by TA)

arr. C.A. Pinto Fonseca - Muie Rendera 

arr. James Erb – Shenandoah

arr. Harry Somers – Feller from Fortune

Kevin Walczyk – Drifting Gently Through Endless Beauty (premiere: commissioned work for mezzo and baritone soloists, choir, flute/picc, oboe/eng. Horn, clarinet/bass clnt, horn, bassoon, percussion, harp, and piano

 

Collegium Singers

Music at the Hapsburg Court:

Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber – Requiem in F minor (with Baroque Orchestra)

 

University Singers:

Gustav Holst – The Planets (prepared the women, David Itkin conducted, I conducted off-stage)

 

University Singers:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Coronation Mass

(prepared by my TA for a performance with the Concert Orchestra)

 

University Singers:

James Macmillan – Sedebit Dominus Rex

Javier Busto – Ave Maria

Ronald Harris – Crucifixus (premiere—UNT student composer)

Jan Sandström – Biegga Luothe

P.D.Q. Bach – Liebeslieder Polkas (50th anniversary of the rediscovery by Peter Schickele)

 

Collegium Singers (The London-Oxford Connection):

John Taverner – Missa Gloria Tibi Trinitas (Sanctus & Benedictus)

Henry Purcell – Jehova quam multi sung hostes mei (Z 135)

  • Jubilate Deo (Z 232) (with Baroque Orchestra)

(this program sung at the Boston Early Music Festival in June of 2015)

 

 

2013-14

Collegium Singers

Claudio Monteverdi – Vespers of 1610

(premiere of a new edition for Bärenreiter, edited by UNT faculty member, Hendrik Schulze—5 guest musicians + UNT students in the instrumental ensemble—available on YouTube)

Ralph Vaughan Williams – Magnificat for contralto solo, flute, and women’s chorus (small, ad hoc chorus conducted for the lecture recital of a DMA student in voice)

 

Joseph Klein – Die Brücke, Zwei parabeln nach Franz Kafka

(another ad hoc chorus, sung for the 50th anniversary concert of the Center for Experimental Music at UNT)

 

University Singers:

Urmas Sisask – Benedictio

Johann Kuhnau – Tristis est amina mea

Felix Mendelssohn – Ave Maria (op. 23, No. 2)

Gustav Holst – Nunc dimittis (the Sisask conducted by me, the rest by my TA)

Holst – I Love My Love

Percy Grainger – Londonderry Air

arr. David Willcocks – Bobby Shaftoe (all conducted by my TA as part of her recital)

Thomas Jennefelt – O Domine (me)

Bela Bartok – Four Slovak Folk Songs (conducted by my TA)

Stephen Chatman – Due North (set of five pieces)

 

University Singers:

Allan Bevan – Nou Goth Sonne Under Wode (30’ major work)

with the UNT Concert Orchestra

 

Collegium Singers

Style Galante

C.P.E. Bach – Magnificat (Wq. 215) (with Baroque Orchestra)

 

Members of the Collegium Singers – tribute to retiring professor Graham Phipps:

Andrea Gabrieli – Laudate Dominum omnes gentes

Heinrich Schütz – Ego sum tui plaga doloris

Hans Leo Hassler – Usqueo Domine (prima pars) Illumina oculos meos (secunda pars)

 

 

University Singers:

J.S. Bach – Lobet den Herrn

Elyse Kahler - Before the Throne (premiere, UNT student composer)

Ola Gjeilo – Serenity (O Magnum Mysterium)

Lionel Daunais – Figures de danse

arr. Moses Hogan – The Battle of Jericho

Collegium Singers

Abendmusiken:

Johann Schelle – Christus, der ist mein Leben (with Baroque Orchestra)

J.S. Bach – Der Geisthilft unsrer Schwachheit auf (with continuo)

 

 

2012-13

Collegium Singers:

Thomas Tallis – Spem in alium (conducted by my TA)

John Taverner – Sanctus & Benedictus from Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas

Henry Purcell – Jubilate Deo (Z. 232) (with Baroque Orchestra)

 

University Singers:

Anton Bruckner - Afferentur regi

- Ave Maria

- Ecce Sacerdos

Herbert Howells – Like as the Hart

Benjamin Britten – Festival Te Deum

William Walton – Jubilate Deo

Peter Hallock – I Will Sing unto the Lord (with large brass ensemble, percussion, and organ)

Johannes Brahms – Vier Zigeunerlieder (Op. 112)

Sven-Eric Johanson – Fancies (set I)

arr. George Hernandez – Rosas Pandan  (conducted by my TA)

Trent Worthington – Three Alberta Cowboy Songs

 

Collegium Singers:

Henri Dumont – Grand motet: Benedic anima mea (with Baroque Orchestra)

Collegium Singers (Musica Bohemia):

Jan Dismas Zelenka – Miserere in C Minor (ZWV 57) 

Zelenka – Magnificat in D Major (ZWV 108) (part of a Festival of Czech Music, both with Baroque Orchestra)

 

 

University Singers:

Leos Janacek - Otce Nas (part of the same Festival of Czech Music)

 

University Singers:

Antonio Vivaldi – Gloria (conducted by my TA as part of her recital)’

George Shearing – Songs and Sonnets (me)

Steven Harlos, piano; Brian Casey, bass

 

Collegium Singers:

George Frideric Handel – Dixit Dominus

 

2011-12

Collegium Singers:

Dietrich Buxtehude – Alles, was ihr tut, das tut in Namen Jesu

Buxtehude – Laudate, pueri Dominum

Buxtehude – Jesu, meine Freude (all with Baroque Orchestra)

J.S. Bach – Jesu, meine Freude (with continuo)

 

University Singers:

Jaako Mäntyjärvi – Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae

William Billings - Mourn, Mourn (conducted by my TA)

Anton Bruckner – Os Justi

Felix Mendelssohn – Richte mich, Gott

Imant Raminsh – In the Night We Shall Go In

Einojuhani Rautavaara – Lorca Suite

—Intermission—

John Rutter – Requiem (with chamber instrumentation)

 

Collegium Singers (Per la Notte di Natale):

Antonio Vivaldi – Gloria (with Baroque Orchestra)

(this performance has over 1 million hits on YouTube)

 

Women from the University Singers:

Claude Debussy – Nocturnes

(for a program with the UNT Concert Orchestra)

 

Collegium Singers and A Cappella Choir/Baroque Orchestra

George Frideric Handel – Theodora

(I prepared the choirs, which sang under the direction of Graeme Jenkins)

 

University Singers:

Franz Schubert – Mass in G

(I conducted this performance with the UNT Concert Orchestra)

 

 

University Singers:

Hugo Distler – 3 pieces from the Mörike-Chorliederbuch

Gabriel Faure (arr. Noyon) – Claire de Lune

Reynaldo Hahn – Aubaude Espangnole, L’Obstacle

William Billings – Mourn, mourn

Paul Carey – When Jesus Wept (premiere)

Rupert Lang – Sanctus, Bell Mass

James McCray – Jubilate Deo

Patrick Dill – Praise to the Lord (premiere)

(this half of the program conducted by my TA as part of his recital requirement)

Malcolm Forsyth – Hesperides

(a challenging set of pieces written for soloists, choir, and two harps, conducted by me)

 

Collegium Singers:

Joseph Haydn – Missa in Angustiis (Lord Nelson Mass) (with Baroque Orchestra)

 

2010-11

 

Collegium Singers:

Claudio Monteverdi – Vespers of 1610

With student players from the Baroque Orchestra and 4 guest musicians

 

University Singers:

Ralph Vaughan Williams – A Choral Flourish

Imant Raminsh – Ave verum corpus

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina – Sicut cervus—Sitivit anima mea

Urmas Sisask – Benedictio

Johannes Brahms – Zigeunerlieder

—Intermission—

Claude Debussy – Trois Chansons de Charles d’Orleans

Charles Villiers Stanford – Beati Quorum Via (conducted by my TA)

arr. John Byrt – Among the Leaves So Green, O

arr. Ralpn Vaughan Williams – The Turtle Dove

arr. David Willcocks – Bobby Shaftoe

UNT Chamber Choir:

Ryan Pivovar – Daedalus

(sung for the Arizona State/UNT composer exchange)

Collegium Singers:

Heinrich Schütz – Musikalische Exequien (parts I and III)

(conducted by my TA for her recital)

Tomas Luis de Victoria – Requiem Mass (Officium defunctorum)

(the Victoria Requiem was also sung by 14 singers at the Berkeley Early Music Festival in June)

 

 

Chamber Choir:

Ola Gjeilo – Prelude

Brian Schmidt – The Last Words of Moses

Franz Joseph Haydn – 3 Lieder from Mehrstimmige Gesänge

Charles Villiers Stanford – Beati quorum via

Arr. Ronald Staheli – The Promised Land

(all of these conducted by my TA as part of his recital)

Lajos Bardos – Libera me

Urmas Sisask – Benedictio

Sven-David Sandström – Agnus Dei

Sarah Hopkins – Past Life Melodies

Jaako Mäntyjärvi – Pseudo-Yoik

(all conducted by me)

 

 

Collegium Singers (Music at the Bavarian Court Around the Time of Agostino Steffani):

Agostino Steffani – Laudate Dominum omnes gentes (for 8 sopranos & continuo)

Steffani – Dixit Dominus

(this repertoire performed at the Boston Early Music Festival in June)

 

2009-10

October 4, 2009

Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton, AB)

Due Corale -- Ildebrando Pizzetti

Three Encounters (World Premiere) -- Trent Worthington

Choruses from ‘The Lark’ -- Leonard Bernstein

Special guests, “The Pre-Tenors”

 

October 9, 2009

UNT Collegium Singers and Baroque Orchestra (period instruments)

Beatus Vir --  Antonio Vivaldi

 

November 10, 2009

UNT Chamber Choir

Jephte --  Carissimi

Figures de Danse -- Lionel Daunais

Five Hebrew Love Songs -- Eric Whitacre

Ave Maris Stella -- Otto Olsson

La-ba-lin-da -- Bruce Sled

 

November 20, 2009

UNT Collegium Singers and Baroque Orchestra (period instruments)

Missa Brevis in F (K. 192) -- Mozart

 

December 13, 2009

Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton, AB)

Besides carols, we commissioned and premiered a major new piece by Allan Bevan, Fowre Thowsand Wynter, for soprano soloist, narrator, choir, and chamber orchestra (about 35 minutes)

 

March 23, 2010

UNT Chamber Choir

Missa Quinta -- Orban

(besides these concerts, the UNT Chamber Choir also joined with other UNT choirs for Orff’s Carmina Burana in the fall and the Verdi Requiem in the spring, as well as providing the choir for one of the UNT DMA student’s recital)

 

April 2, 2010

Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton, AB)

Ein Deutsches Requiem -- Johannes Brahms

(in the version for piano four-hands)

 

(in the Spring I prepared the Collegium Singers for a performance of the Bach Mass in B Minor, conducted by Lyle Nordstrom)

 

 

 

2008-09

 

September 29, 2008

PRO CORO CANADA (EDMONTON, AB)

3 Motets (Os justi, Ave Maria, Tota pulchra es Maria) -- Anton Bruckner

Mass in G Minor -- Ralph Vaughan Williams

Harmoniemesse -- F.J. Haydn

 

November 2, 2008

PRO CORO CANADA (EDMONTON, AB)

Figures de danse -- Lionel Daunais

Liebeslieder Walzer --  Johannes Brahms

An Angel Embraced Me (premiere) -- Trent Worthington

Choral Dances from ‘Gloriana’ -- Benjamin Britten

Liebeslieder Polkas -- P.D.Q. Bach

 

Nov. 15 & 6, 2008

Music Director and Conductor for a production of Monteverdi’s Orfeo in Edmonton for the Festival of Ideas (part of the University of Alberta’s centennial) – all period-instrument orchestra from Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, San Francisco, NY, and Ann Arbor – Ellen Hargis, stage director

 

December 13, 2008

PRO CORO CANADA (EDMONTON, AB)

A variety of carols and Daniel Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata

 

January 25, 2009

Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) --  One World, Many Voices

Music from around the world, both folk and world music

 

March 27, 2009

Exultate Chamber Choir (Toronto)

Mixed program with several premiere performances

 

April 10, 2009

Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) Good Friday Concert

Victoria Requiem

Rutter Requiem

 

April 14, 2009

Allegro Baroque (Spokane, WA)

Handel Messiah (complete with period instruments)

 

May 1 & 3

Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati

I shared a program with Brett Scott—repertoire was Bernstein’sChoruses from ‘The Lark’ Daunais’ Figure de danse, and Paul Crabtree’s 5 Romantic Miniatures from “The Simpsons”

 

May 19, 2009

CCM Chamber Choir, University of Cincinnati

I was guest teaching for 4 weeks at CCM and did a program with the Chamber Choir that included two Mendelssohn motets and Brahms Zigeunerlieder

 

2007-08

 

September 30, 2007

Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton)  

Haydn Mass Series V

Schöpfungsmesse -- F.J. Haydn

A Schubertiad (solo Lieder, works for women’s, men’s and mixed choir) -- Schubert

Due North -- Stephen Chatman

 

December 16, 2007

Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton)  A Pro Coro Christmas

A variety of carols and other music with guests Pro Coro Brass and members of three University choirs for Rutter’s Gloria

 

During 2008 I spent two periods of time in Sweden, preparing works for the Swedish Radio Choir and conducting their Spring Concert:

 

Week of January 21, 2008

 prepare Swedish Radio Choir for a program they will do jointly with the Latvian Radio Choir under Kaspars Putnins: Pizzetti Requiem, Penderecki Stabat Mater and Agnus Dei, Pärt The Beatitudes

 

Week of January 28

prepare Radio Choir for Bach St. Matthew Passion for a Good Friday performance with the Radio Orchestra’s Chief Conductor, Daniel Harding

 

Rachmaninov The Bells and numbers 1 & 3 of Three Russian Songs (op. 41), for a performance conducted by Jukka-Pekka Sarasate

 

February 24, 2008

Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton)                                                                                     

One Earth, Many Voices

Biegga Luothe -- Jan Sandström

Songs of the British Isles (arr. Holst, Vaughan Williams, Quick, McGlynn)

Gamelan -- R. Murray Schafer

Set of French Canadian Folk Songs

Past Life Melodies -- Sarah Hopkins

Arrangements of Music by Piazzolla

Set of English Canadian Folk Songs

Three Spirituals (arr. Martin, Luboff)

 

March 9, 2008

The Seattle Bach Choir

I substituted for an ill friend, taking the last four rehearsals and a performance with the Seattle Bach Choir—mixed program (Brahms motet, Hawley Madrigals, etc.)

 

March 21, 2008

Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) Good Friday at the Winspear

3 works with Bass solo -- Pavel Chesnokov

All-Night Vigil -- Sergei Rachmaninov

 

Back to Sweden:

First week in April – prepare Radio Choir for Verdi Four Sacred Pieces, which they’ll do with their Chief Conductor, Peter Dijkstra in combination with the Netherlands Chamber Choir – also for repertoire the choir will do on their own for their tour in the Netherlands by Werle, Sandström, and Holten

 

Week of April 21

begin preparation for the Spring concert and also for Brahms Requiem for a tour with Valeri Gergiev and the Rotterdam Philharmonic

 

May 9, 2008

Guest conduct the Radio Choir for their Spring Concert, a lighter program shared with a Swedish jazz duo; Radio Choir sings British music (Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Stanford, etc.), two of John Rutter’s Birthday Madrigals, and some traditional Swedish spring songs

 

2006-07

 

I spent the fall quarter as Guest Professor at the University of Cincinnati, teaching and conducting the CCM Chorale. Most the semester was spent on Karel Husa’s An American Te Deum, which was performed with the Wind Symphony, Rodney Winther conducting. Then we performed on the CCM Feast of Carols program.

 

October 8, 2006

Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) Haydn Mass Series IV

Jeux de Cordes -- Lionel Daunais

Figures de Danse

Missa Quinta -- György Orbán

Heiligmesse -- F. J. Haydn

 

December 17, 2006

Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) A Pro Coro Christmas

A variety of carols and other music with guests Jubiloso Handbell Choir and Caesar Zmyslowski, guitar

 

January 14, 2007

Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) Moving the Soul

Lobet den Herrn -- J.S. Bach

Four Eulogies -- John Estacio

Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine -- Eric Whitacre

Hymn to the Creator of Light -- John Rutter

Songs and Sonnets -- George Shearing

 

March 5-16, 2007

prepared the Swedish Radio Choir for Wagner Parsifal (Valeri Gergiev, conductor); a cappella works by Sandström, Jennefelt, Olsson, Hillborg (for a tour with Peter Dijkstra); Beethoven Gloria and Sanctus from the Mass in C and the Choral Fantasy (for the Mostly Mozart Festival in NY); and Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem (for a performance in Norrkoping)

 

April 6, 2007

Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) 

Good Friday at the Winspear

Nou goth sonne under wode -- Allan Bevan

Requiem -- Gabriel Faure

 

I was the first non-Canadian invited to conduct the National Youth Choir, which is a 40-voice group up to age 25 organized from across Canada. They rehearse intensively, then do a short tour which culminates in a performance at Podium, the every-two-year conference of the Association of Canadian Choral Conductors:

May 8-21, 2007

Canadian National Youth Choir Tour, British Columbia 
Der Geisthilft -- J.S. Bach 
Mass -- Frank Martin 
Figures de danse -- Lionel Daunais 
Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine -- Eric Whitacre 
The Garden (premiere) -- Allan Bevan 
Alberta Cowboy Songs -- Trent Worthington

 

 

2005-06

 

October 2, 2005

Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) 

Haydn Mass Series III

Veni Sancte Spiritus -- Michael Haydn

Pater Noster -- Jacob Handl

Pater Noster -- Franz Liszt

Os Justi -- Anton Bruckner

Missa Brevis -- Zoltan Kodaly

Maria Theresa Mass -- F.J. Haydn

 

October 22 & 23, 2005

Choral Arts (Seattle)

Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae -- Mäntyjärvi

All Night Vigil/Vespers -- Sergei Rachmaninoff

 

November 6, 2005

 Mid-America Productions, Carnegie Hall, NYC

Mass in Time of War -- F.J. Haydn

 

December 4, 2005

Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) 

A Pro Coro Christmas

A variety of carols and other music with guests Jubiloso Handbell Choir and Cantillon Children’s Choirs

December 16, 17 & 18, 2005

Choral Arts (Seattle)

Christmas Concert                                                                                                                                  

Various, including Clausen’s Magnificat, Paulus’ Pilgrim’s Hymn, Holman’s Deck the Halls, and Walton’s All This Time.

 

January, 22, 2006

Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton)

God is Our Refuge (K. 20) -- Mozart

Canons:  O du eselhafter Peierl, / Ihr süsses Lied singt die Nachtigal

Misera, dove son!/Ah! Non son io che parlo (Soprano and orchestra)

Canons: Bona nox! Bist a rechte Ox / Leck mich / V’amo di core teneramente

Per Questa bella mano (Bass soloist, Double bass, and orchestra)

Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra

Coronation Mass

 

March 25 & 26, 2006

Choral Arts (Seattle) Farewell Concert

Crucifixus -- Antonio Lotti

Kyrie (from Cantus Missae, Op. 109) -- Gabriel Rheinberger

Warum ist das Licht gegeben? (Op. 74, no. 1) -- Johannes Brahms

Hymn to the Creator of Light -- John Rutter

The Best of Rooms -- Randall Thompson

Felices ter -- Randall Thompson

Antiphon -- Randall Thompson

Concerto for Choir (Movement I) -- Alfred Schnittke

Ave Maria (from Two Motets) -- Gottfrid Berg

Bogoroditse Devo (from the Vespers) -- Sergei Rachmaninoff

 

April 14, 2006

Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) 

Good Friday at the Winspear

Mass in B Minor -- J.S. Bach

 

2004-05

 

September 18 & 19, 2004

Choral Arts (Seattle)  English Cathedral Splendors

Faire is the Heaven -- William Harris

Hymn of St. Columba -- Benjamin Britten

Antiphon

Magnificat, Op. 164 -- Charles Villiers Stanford

Nunc Dimittis -- Gustav Holst

Behold, the tabernacle of God -- Healy Willan

Rise up, My Love

A Hymn to the Mother of God -- John Tavener

Like as the Hart -- Herbert Howells

Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis (Collegium Regale)

Hymn to the Creator of Light -- John Rutter

October 3, 2004

Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton)  

Haydn Mass Series II

THEN FAREWELL, WORLD -- ALLAN BEVAN

V PRIRODE (5 SONGS) -- ANTONIN DVORAK

Psalm 23 -- Antonin Dvorak

Five Hebrew Love Songs -- Eric Whitacre

Missa in tempore belli -- Franz Joseph Haydn

 

December 12, 2004

Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) 

A Pro Coro Christmas

A variety of carols and other music with guests the Jubiloso Handbell Choir and Caesar Zmyslowski, guitar

 

December 17, 18, 19, 2004

Choral Arts (Seattle) Christmas Treasures

O Come, O Come Emmanuel -- arr. Shaw/Parker

Gabriel’s Message -- Eleanor Daley

Joseph, lieber, Joseph mein -- Michael Praetorius

Singet Frisch und Wohlgemuth -- Hugo Distler

The Hills are Bare at Bethlehem -- arr. Ralph Johnson

Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day -- John Gardner

The Lamb -- John Tavener

O Magnum Mysterium -- Morten Lauridsen

I Saw Three Ships -- arr. Shaw/Parker

What Sweeter Music -- John Rutter

The Holly and the Ivy --  Jonathan Willcocks

Glory! -- Moses Hogan

 

MARCH 25, 2005

PRO CORO CANADA (EDMONTON) 

GOOD FRIDAY AT THE WINSPEAR

Exsultate, Jubilate -- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Nou Goth Sonne Under Wode (World Premiere) -- Allan Bevan

Requiem -- Mozart

 

April 24, 2005

Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) 

Carmina Burana

Svadebka (Les Noces) -- Igor Stravinsky

Carmina Burana -- Carl Orff

 

May 14 & 15, 2005

Choral Arts (Seattle) American Voices

Concerto for Piano & Chorus, “The Twelve Months” -- Peter Schickele

Let us Move -- Mark O’Connor

Five Hebrew Love Songs -- Eric Whitacre

Five Romantic Miniatures from “The Simpsons” -- Paul Crabtree

Three American Folksongs -- Richard Nance

 

May 31, 2005

Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) 

Northern Connections

(concert shared with the Norwegian Soloists Choir, cond. Grete Pedersen, Grete conducted combined choirs in the Nystedt and I conducted the Raminsh—the rest of the repertoire was conducted by me with Pro Coro only)

Canticum calamitatis maritimae -- Jaako Mäntyjärvi

Suite de Lorca, op. 72 -- Einojuhani Rautavaara

Ave Verum Corpus --  Imant Raminsh

Five Hebrew Love Songs -- Eric Whitacre

O Crux -- Knut Nystedt

 

June 2-5

Pro Coro Canada Northern Voices Festival and Tour in Toronto & Montreal

Independent Concerts, plus Gala Concert with Norwegian Soloists, Latvian Radio Choir, and Elora Festival Singers, Tonu Kaljuste conducting: Schafer Death of Shalana (premiere), Tavener Invocation (premiere), Gorecki Totus tuus, Rachmaninoff Vespers portion of All-Night Vigil

 

2003-04

 

September 13 & 14, 2003

Choral Arts (Seattle) Americana

The Best of Rooms -- Randall Thompson

The Odes of Horace

Reincarnations -- Samuel Barber

Three Spirituals -- Moses Hogan

The Light of Stars -- Randall Thompson

Psalm 36 --Richard Nance

Two Herbert Settings -- Randall Thompson

Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen -- arr. Shaw/Parker

Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair -- arr. Norman Luboff

Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal -- arr. Alice Parker

Alleluia -- Randall Thompson

 

SEPTEMBER 28, 2003

PRO CORO CANADA  

HAYDN MASS SERIES I

DER GEISTHILFT -- BACH

IN THE NIGHT WE SHALL GO IN -- IMANT RAMINSH

Smile, O Voluptous, Cool-Breathed Earth

Ave Verum Corpus

Nelson Mass -- Franz Josef Haydn

 

December 14, 2003

Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) 

A Pro Coro Christmas

A variety of carols and other music, including the premiere of a new work by Allan Gilliland

 

December 19, 20, 21, 2003

Choral Arts (Seattle)  A Choral and Organ Holiday

Various carols and Christmas works

February 1, 2004

Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) Magic Songs

Warum ist das Licht gegeben -- Johannes Brahms

Magic Songs -- R. Murray Schafer

Ella Sunlight -- John Estacio

Soldier’s Cry -- Trent Worthington

Sept Chansons -- Francis Poulenc

Then Farewell World -- Allan Bevan

Cowboy Songs -- Trent Worthington

FEBRUARY 14 & 15, 2004

CHORAL ARTS (SEATTLE) ROSES IN WINTER

Sept Chansons -- Francis Poulenc

Alnight by the Rose -- Karen Thomas

Go, Lovely Rose -- Halsey Stevens

Five Hebrew Love Songs -- Eric Whitacre

Six Madrigals -- William Hawley

Liebeslieder Polkas -- P.D.Q. Bach

 

February 29, 2004

Gala Concert for Canadian Voices Festival in Toronto

Tonu Kaljuste, conducting PC, Elmer Iseler Singers, Elora Festival Singers, Studio de Musique Ancienna de Montreal, Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, & Vancouver Chamber Choir in: Nystedt Miserere, and the World Premiere of R. Murray Schafer’s The Fall into Light – Pro Coro also did its own program with works selected from the 2-1 program

 

April 9, 2004

Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) Passion & Resurrection

O sacrum convivium! -- Olivier Messiaen

Ubi caritas -- Maurice Duruflé

Passion and Resurrection -- Ivan Moody

 

2002-03

 

SEPTEMBER 29, 2002

PRO CORO CANADA

Mass for a New Millennium -- Richard Nance

Two Setting from ”In Memoriam Leonard Bernstein” -- Srul Irving Glick

 Chichester Psalms -- Leonard Bernstein

 

November 11-15, 2002

 Swedish Radio Choir, Stockholm, Sweden

Madrigali -- Morten Lauridsen

Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine -- Eric Whitacre

Le pont mirabeau -- Lionel Daunais

 

December 8, 2002

Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) A Pro Coro Family Christmas

A variety of carols and other music, including Daniel Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata and the premiere of a new work commissioned for Pro Coro by Allan Bevan.

 

January 18 & 19, 2003

Choral Arts (Seattle) Tenth Anniversary Concert

Kyrie (from Cantus Missae) -- Gabriel Rheinberger

Crucifixus -- Antonio Lotti

Ave Maria -- Gottfrid Berg

Bogoroditse Devo (from the All-Night Vigil) -- Sergei Rachmaninoff

Madrigali -- Morten Lauridsen

Movement IV from Concerto for Choir -- Alfred Schnittke

Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine -- Eric Whitacre

Le pont mirabeau -- Lionel Daunais

Londonderry Air -- arr. Percy Grainger

Kung Liljekonvalje -- David Wikander

O jungfrun hon går i ringen -- Hugo Alfvén

Deep River -- arr. Norman Luboff

 

MARCH 16, 2003

PRO CORO CANADA (EDMONTON)

Svyati -- John Tavener

All-Night Vigil -- Sergei Rachmaninoff

 

April 18, 2003

Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) Music of Consolation

Phoenix -- Peter Hallock

Lenten Motets -- Francis Poulenc

Organ Concerto (Jeremy Spurgeon, Organist) -- Francis Poulenc

Requiem -- Maurice Duruflé

2001-02

 

October 7, 2001

Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) From Bach and Brahms to Jazz

Komm, Jesu, Komm -- J.S. Bach

Warum ist das Licht gegeben --  Johannes Brahms

Faire is the Heaven -- William H. Harris

Four Alberta Folksongs -- arr. Trent Worthington (premiere—cond. by arranger)

Raua needmine (The Curse of Iron) -- Veljo Tormis

Songs and Sonnets -- George Shearing

 

 

October 20 & 21, 2001

Choral Arts (Seattle) A Tribute to James Holloway

Der Geisthilft unsrer Schwachheit auf -- J.S. Bach

Warum ist das Licht gegeben -- Johannes Brahms

Faire is the Heaven -- William H. Harris

Fancies -- Sven-Eric Johanson

Hymn to the Creator of Light -- John Rutter

Requiem -- Herbert Howells

Two excerpts from ‘Music to Hear’ -- George Shearing

It Was a Lover and His Lass -- P.D.Q. Bach

 

November 2, 2001

Alberta University Honour Choir, Edmonton, Alberta 
Come, Mighty Father, Mighty Lord (from Theodora) -- G.F. Handel 
Tristis est anima mea -- Johann Kuhnau 
Nunc Dimittis -- Gustav Holst 
Silverly -- Bruce Ruddell 
Le pont Mirabeau -- Lionel Daunais 
I’m Gonna Sing ‘til the Spirit Moves my Heart -- Moses Hogan

 

December 9, 2001

Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) A Pro Coro Family Christmas

A variety of carols and other music

 

December 21 & 22, 2001

Choral Arts (Seattle) A Choral Arts Christmas

Lo, How a Rose -- arr. Daniel Gawthrop

O Come, All Ye Faithful -- arr. Jackson Berkey

Sweet was the Song -- arr. René Clausen

Lux Aurumque -- Eric Whitacre

Jing-ga-lye-ya -- Bruce Sled

El Rorro -- arr. Jeffrey Van

Silent Night -- arr. Jeffrey Van

Joseph, lieber Joseph mein! -- Johan Walther

Singet Frisch und Wohlgemuth -- Hugo Distler

Rockin’ Jerusalem -- Robert Morris

Ave Maris Stella -- Bror Samuelson

Jeg er saa glad -- arr. Paul Christiansen

Magnificat -- Richard Nance

Away in A Manger. -- arr. Jeffrey Van

Jul, Jul, Strålande Jul! -- Gustaf Nordqvist

Welcome, Yule! -- C. Hubert Parry

Still, Still, Still -- arr. Norman Luboff

Glory, Glory, Glory to the Newborn King -- Moses Hogan

 

January 27, 2002

Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) Carmina Burana

Blessed -- Allan Gilliland (commissioned work—premiere)

Hesperides (choir and 2 harps) Malcolm Forsyth

Carmina Burana (version for 2 pianos & percussion)-- Carl Orff

 

March 2 & 3, 2002

Choral Arts (Seattle) Schnittke Choir Concerto

Svyati -- John Tavener

Phoenix -- Peter Hallock

Concerto for Choir -- Alfred Schnittke

 

March 29, 2002

Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton) Music of Consolation

Requiem -- Herbert Howells

Requiem -- John Rutter

Requiem -- Gabriel Fauré

 

May 4 & 5, 2002

Choral Arts (Seattle) Spring Concert

Leonardo & His Flying Machine -- Eric Whitacre

trees -- Lars Johan Werle

Insalata Italiana -- arr. Genée

Songs & Sonnets -- George Shearing