Women’s Vocal Ensemble · Anne Hege, Artistic Director · Mitchell Covington, Acting Artistic Director

Voci Repertoire from Past Seasons

2016-2017

November 2016

Voci Playlist: Celebrating 25 Years!

Dr. Anne K. Hege, Conductor
Edna Yeh, Assistant Conductor
Anne Rainwater, Piano

Rise Up My Love - Eleanor Daley

Queen Jane - Traditional, arr. Stephen Hatfield

Rose, liz, printemps, verdure - Guillaume de Machaut

Lullaby - Eve Beglarian

Tota pulchra es - Maurice Duruflé

Canticum Sponsae - Erzsébet Szőnyi

Einförmig ist der Liebe Gram - Johannes Brahms

Ave Maria - Gustav Holst

Dirait-on - Morten Lauridsen

I himmelen - Traditional, arr. Karin Rehnqvist

Selections from Siddhartha Fragments - Jude Navari
Beautiful is the World
Everything is One

Group #7 from Gyermek es noikarok - Béla Bartók
Bánat
Ne Láttalak Volna
Elment A Madárka

Lift Thine Eyes - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Ave Maria - Francis Poulenc

Missa Brevis in D, Op. 63 - Benjamin Britten

Gracias a la Vida - Violeta Parra

May 2017

Beautiful is the World

Mitchell Covington, Guest Conductor
Anne Rainwater, Piano

Siddhartha Fragments (Premiere) - Jude Navari
I. Beautiful is the World
II. Everywhere at Once
III This is a Beautiful River
IV. The River Has Many Voices
V. The River Sings
VI. I Listen
VII. Everything is One

am an ocean (Premiere) -Julie Herndon

Renouncement (Premiere) - Edna Yeh

Qasida of Breath (Premiere) - Mitchell Covington

Three Russian Songs (Premiere) - arr. Arkady Serper
I. Svadebnaia (Wedding Song)
II. Kolybelnaia (Lullaby)
III. Pliasovaia (Dancing Song)

The Peace of Wild Things - Joan Szymko

2015-16 Season

November 2015

Celestial Bodies: The Beauty of Distant Things
Voci’s 9th annual Voices in Peace concert

Dr. Anne K. Hege, Conductor
Edna Yeh, Assistant Conductor
Kate Campbell, Piano

My Star - Bedřich Smetana

Like Roots - Anne Hege

Hodie apparuit in Israel (Today appeared in Israel) - Orlando di Lasso

Angelus ad pastores ait (The angel said to the shepherds) - Claudio Monteverdi

Hodie Christus natus est (Today Christ is born) - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Under Heaven’s Radiance - Swedish Folk Song, Arr. Paul Hendrickson

The Angel - Sergei Rachmaninoff

Night - Sergei Rachmaninoff

Tota pulchra es (Thou art all fair) - Maurice Duruflé

Song of the Sun - Carl Orff

Wie des Abends schöne Röte (Like the sunset’s crimson splendor) - Johannes Brahms

The sun, whose rays are all ablaze (from The Mikado) - W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan

Blue Skies - Irving Berlin, Arr. Ron Caviani

Henry Purcell - Ann Callaway, poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Moonrise June 19, 1876 (Premiere) - Ann Callaway, poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Wandl’ ich in dem Wald des Abends (I wander in the evening forest) - Fanny Mendelssohn

La luna se enoja (The moon gets angry) - René Amengual

A Ma Lei A Ho (from Mountain Songs) - Tibetan Folk Song, Arr. Chen Yi

Haitian Noel - Joseph Augustin, Arr. Felix A. Baptiste

A gentle snow is on the ground (from Two Latvian Carols) - Andrejs Jansons

Ma navu - Yossi Spivak, Arr. Shira Cion

May 2016

Songs of the Bygone: Traces of a Vanishing World

Anne Hege, Conductor
Edna Yeh, Assistant Conductor
Kate Campbell, Piano

Fire, Fire My Heart - Thomas Morley

In Autumn - Gwyneth Walker

Lost is my Quiet - Henry Purcell

Five Fragments of Jade, op. 40 - Jenő Takács
I. Song On the River
II. The Leaf On the Water
III. The Fisherman
IV. Intoxication of Love
V. On the River

Far from Home - György Ligeti
Lament
A dark raven
Once the forest
Summer sends a gentle breeze

Gesang aus Fingal, from Vier Gesänge, op. 17 - Johannes Brahms

Songs of Land, Sea and Air - Gustav Holst
Song of the Shoemakers
Song of the Fishermen
The Corn Song
Song of the Lumbermen
Song of the Ship-builders

Wir eilen mit schwachen, doch emsigen Schritten - Johann Sebastian Bach

Ach! Synku Synku - Czech folk song, arr. Donald Patriquin

Hoj, hura hoj! - Otmar Mácha

On Music and Nature: Three Hopkins settings (premiere)
Henry Purcell
Moonrise June 19, 1876
The Woodlark

What Can We Poor Females Do? - Henry Purcell

Women Should be Pedestals - Gwyneth Walker

Women on the Plains - Canadian folk songs, arr. Alice Parker
Old Grandma
Away, Far down the River
Punching the Dough

Songs of Land, Sea and Air (continued) - Gustav Holst
Clouds O'er the Summer Sky
Round from ‘The Perfect Fool’

La Lluvia - Stephen Hatfield

Singing in the Rain - Naclo Herb Brown, arr. Anita Kerr

2014-15 Season

November 2014

Voices in Peace XIII: Birth and Beginnings

Anne Hege, Conductor
Edna Yeh Huelsenbeck, Assistant Conductor
Kate Campbell, Piano

Selections from Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda - Gustav Holst
Hymn to the Dawn
Hymn to the Waters

Les Angélus (The Calls to Angelus) - Claude Debussy, arr. Clytus Gottwald

Hymn to Vena - Gustav Holst (from Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda)

Lullaby - Eve Beglarian

Funeral Chant - Gustav Holst (from Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda)

Sanctus - Heitor Villa-Lobos (from Missa São Sebastião, Mass in honor of Saint Sebastian)

I himmelen (In heaven) - Karin Rehnqvist

Hymn of the Travellers - Gustav Holst (from Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda)

Selections from Siddhartha Fragments - Jude Navari, Text by Hermann Hesse
Beautiful is the World
Everywhere at Once
The River Has Many Voices

Malolo - Annea Lockwood

Moni kakku päältä kaunis - Pekka Kostiainen (You can’t judge a book by its cover)
Armahan kulku (The Lover’s Path)
Onpa tietty tietyssäni (I am Thinking of a Particular One)
Voi, kun mie mokoman saisin (If Only I Could Have Such a One)

It was the winter wild - Ralph Vaughan Williams

Durme, Durme (Sleep, Sleep) - Arr. Alice Parker

Peace Upon You, Jerusalem - Arvo Pärt

Lullaby - Ralph Vaughan Williams

Cape Breton Lullaby - Kenneth Leslie, arr. Stuart Calvert

May 2015

Women with a Vision: the lasting influence of Hildegard von Bingen and Nadia Boulanger

Anne Hege, Conductor
Edna Yeh, Assistant Conductor
Kate Campbell, Piano

Hildegarde von Bingen

O Virtus Sapientiae - Hildegard von Bingen

April is in my mistress face - Thomas Morley

Virgam Virtutis Tuae from Dixit Dominus - Marianna Martines

Sanctus from Missa Sao Sebastiao - Heitor Villa-Lobos

De Sancta Maria O viridissima virga - Hildegard von Bingen

Ave Maria - Gustav Holst

To An Angel - Ruth Crawford Seeger

Lullaby - Eve Beglarian

Magnificat - Paul Chihara

 

Nadia Boulanger

Elegie - Nadia Boulanger

Black Tambourine (excerpts) - Thea Musgrave
1. North Labrador
2. Legend
4. My Grandmother’s Love Letters
5. Pastorale

Gliding O’er All - Ned Rorem

Metamorphosis - Philip Glass

At the River - Aaron Copland

An Immorality - Aaron Copland

Elle a vendu mon coeur - Nadia Boulanger

Henry Purcell - Ann Callaway

Les Sirenes - Lili Boulanger

Libertango - Astor Piazzolla

2013-14 Season

November 2013

Voices in Peace XII: Reflections on Home

Anne Hege, Conductor
Edna Huelsenbeck, Assistant Conductor
Kate Campbell, Piano

Part I: Home and Unity

Hodie (This Day) - Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Beatus Vir (Blessed is the Man Who Shall Continue in Wisdom) - Orlandus Lassus (1532-1594)

In the Valley of the Moon - Felicia Sandler (b.1961)

Night - Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Reverie - Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Beatus Homo (Blessed is the Man Who Findeth Wisdom) - Orlandus Lassus

 

Travelling

Snow - Alan Vincent

Oculus Non Vidit (The Eye Has Not Seen) - Orlandus Lassus

Justus Cor Suum Tradet (The Just Man Will Give His Heart) - Orlandus Lassus

Expectatio Justorum (The Expectation of the Righteous) - Orlandus Lassus

 

Part II: Away from Home

Noël des enfants qui n’ont plus de maisons (Christmas Carol for Homeless Children) - Claude Debussy

A Dark Raven - György Ligeti (1923-2006)

To An Angel - Ruth Crawford Seeger (1901-1953)

A German at Stalingrad - Hanns Eisler (1898-1962)

Qui Sequitur Me (He Who Followeth Me) - Orlandus Lassus

 

Travelling

Flight - Anne Hege (b. 1976)

Justi Tulerunt Spolia (Spoils of the Wicked) - Orlandus Lassus

Sancti Mei (O My Saints) - Orlandus Lassus

 

Part III: Homecoming

Peace Upon You, Jerusalem - Arvo Pärt (b.1935)

All the Seasons - Poem by Susan Marquez Owen, accompanied by Peace Song, arranged by A. Hege

Peace Song - Hanns Eisler

Qui Vult Venire (He Who Will Come After Me) - Orlandus Lassus

Serve Bone (O Thou Good and Faithful Servant) - Orlandus Lassus

Fulgebunt Justi (The Righteous Shall Flower Forth) - Orlandus Lassus

Linden Lea - Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Sicut Rosa (As a Rose) - Orlandus Lassus

Hodie (Recessional) (This Day) - Benjamin Britten


May/June 2014

Songs to Live By: A banquet of songs to feed the soul

Anne Hege, Conductor
Edna Huelsenbeck, Assistant Conductor
Kate Campbell, Piano
Davis Feeley, Oboe

How Can I Keep from Singing? - Robert Lowry, Arr. Pete Seeger

’Tis the Gift to be Simple, American Shaker Hymn - Arr. Alice Parker

At the River - Robert Lowry, arr. for chorus by R.Wilding White; adapted by Aaron Copland

Four Blake Songs - Karl Korte (from “Songs of Innocence” by William Blake)
Piping Down the Valleys
Infant Joy
A Cradle Song
Spring

Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf! (Sleep baby, sleep!) - Johannes Brahms (from “13 Kanons für Frauenstimmen”)

How Can I Keep from Singing? - Robert Lowry

Der Bräutigam (The Bridegroom) - Johannes Brahms

Variations on a Theme by Rilke - Joan Szymko

Eternity - Ralph Vaughan Williams (from “Ten Blake Songs”)

Einförmig ist der Liebe Gram (Sad love is always the same) - Johannes Brahms (from “13 Kanons für Frauenstimmen”)

Love is a Terrible Thing - Kirke Mechem

We Are - Ysaye M. Barnwell

To Be Sung on the Water - Samuel Barber

How Can I Keep from Singing? - Robert Lowry

Infant Joy - Ralph Vaughan Williams (from “Ten Blake Songs”)

An Emily Dickinson Mosaic - Daniel Pinkham
The Brain-is wider than the Sky
The Heart is the Capital of the Mind
The Mind lives on the Heart
To Be Alive
Exhilaration Is The Breeze

The Piper - Ralph Vaughan Williams (from “Ten Blake Songs”)

You say there is no love - Kirke Mechem (from &ldauo;The Winged Joy”)

So lange Schönheit wird bestehn (So long as beauty exists) - Johannes Brahms (from “13 Kanons für Frauenstimmen”)

An’s Auge des Liebsten (On the eye of the loved one) - Johannes Brahms (from “13 Kanons für Frauenstimmen”)

How Can I Keep from Singing? - Robert Lowry

To My Old Brown Earth - Pete Seeger

Gracias a la Vida (Thanks be to Life) - Violeta Parra

Ain’t No Grave Can Hold My Body Down Arr. Paul Caldwell / Sean Ivory

2012-13 Season

December 2012

Midwinter’s Idyll - Voices in Peace XI

Jude Navari, Conductor
Edna Huelsenbeck, Assistant Conductor
Heather Heise, Piano & Organ

O Magnum Mysterium (O great mystery) - Jakob Handl (1550-1591)

O Magnum Mysterium (O great mystery) - Cristóbal de Morales (1500-1553)

In nativitate Domini nostri Jesu Christi canticum, H.421 (Song of the Birth of the Lord Jesus Christ) - Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)

Puer Natus in Bethlehem, Op. 118, No. 6 (A Child is Born in Bethlehem) - Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)

Selections from Six Choruses for Treble Voices, Op. 15 - Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Nochka (Night)
Sosna (The Pine)

The Sleigh Ride - Traditional, arr. Nedda Choruzi

Two Latvian Carols - Andrejs Jansons (b. 1939)
Ziemas svetki sabraukusi (Winterfest)
Balts sniedzins snieg uz skujinam (A gentle snow is on the ground)

Two Moravian Duets - Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Moznost, from Op. 38 (Hoping in Vain)
Zelenaj se, zelenaj…, from Op. 32 (Grow Green)

The Tree of Peace - Gwyneth Walker (b. 1947)

The Tree - Jonathan Harvey (1939-2012)

The Song of the Tree of Life - Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

In the Bleak Midwinter - Gustav Holst (1874-1934)

In the Bleak Mid-Winter, from “A Boy was Born” - Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Velvet Shoes - Mary Howe (1882-1964)

Day Break, from “The Earth Sings” - Stephen Paulus (b. 1949)


May 2013

Mighty Aphrodite: Music of Romantic Desire

Jude Navari, Conductor
Edna Huelsenbeck, Assistant Conductor
Heather Heise, Piano

Caro! Bella! (My Dear! My Lovely!) - George Frederic Handel (1685-1759)

Pur ti miro, pur ti godo (At last I gaze upon you) from the Coronation of Poppea - Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

Four Arms, Two Necks, One Wreathing - Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623)

It Was A Lover And [Her Lad] - Thomas Morley (1557-1602)

Thus Sings My Dearest Jewel - Thomas Weelkes

Le Tre Gratie a Venere (The Three Graces to Venus) - Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677)

Ah, perdona al primo affetto (Ah forgive me, my former love) - Wolfgang A. Mozart (1756-1791)

Ständchen (Serenade) - Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Love Songs from Liebeslieder-Walzer - Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Wie des Abends schöne Röte (Like the sunset’s crimson splendor)
Vögelein durchrauscht die Luft (Bird in air will stray afar)
Nein Geliebter, setze dich (Seat thyself, my dearest heart)

Vous qui croyez l’amour (You who believe in love) from Acis et Galatée - Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1743)

Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour (Beautiful night, o night of love) - Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880)

Sous le dôme épais (Under the shady dome) - Léo Delibes (1836-1891)

Fancie - Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

O Lovely Venus - Gustav Holst (1874-1934)

It Was A Lover - Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Rise Up My Love - Eleanor Daley (b.1955)

Nigra Sum (I Am Black) - Pablo Casals (1876-1973)

Set Me As A Seal - Renee Clausen (b.1953)

Selections from Cantigas de Amigo (Songs to a Friend) - Paul Carey
I. No puedo apartarme (I can’t give up)
II. Moreno mío (My dark-skinned lover)

Selections from Songs for Women’s Voices - Gwyneth Walker (b. 1947)
Love is a Rain of Diamonds
I Will Be Earth

It Was A Lover and [Her Lad] - Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)

Fancy - Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)

An Immorality - Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

2011-2012 Season (20th Anniversary)

December 2011

Viva Voci! Music of Joy and Peace (House Recital)

Jude Navari, Artistic Director & Conductor
Edna Huelsenbeck, Assistant Conductor
Sharon Lee, Piano


March 2012

The River Has Many Voices: Voci’s 20th Anniversary Retrospective

Jude Navari, Conductor
Edna Huelsenbeck, Assistant Conductor
Sharon Lee Kim, Piano

Silvery Blue - Ann Callaway (b. 1949)

Wind & Stone - David Meckler (b. 1960) - premiered by Voci in 2005

Pollerita Roja - Gabriela Lena Frank (b. 1972) - commissioned for, and premiered by Voci in 2006

All ’Round the Maypole - Steven Clark (b.1968) - premiered by Voci in 2002

On a Mountain Path (Five poems of Matsuo Basho) - Peter Knell (b.1970) - composed for Voci and premiered in 2009
natsu kodachi
sumiregusa
hibari yori
kiri shigure
tsuki no tomo

Day Song - Libby Larsen (b. 1950)

Melodys of Earth and Sky (from Songs Eternity) - Stephen Paulus (b.1949)

Siddhartha Fragments (Premiere) - Jude Navari (b. 1969)
I. Beautiful is the World
II. Everywhere at Once
III This is a Beautiful River
IV. The River Has Many Voices
V. The River Sings (not performed in this concert)
VI. I Listen
VII. Everything is One

2010-2011 Season

December 2010

Voices in Peace X: The Place of the Blest

Jude Navari, Conductor
Edna Huelsenbeck, Assistant Conductor
Sharon Lee, Piano
With the Jupiter Chamber Players
In memory of Alison Howard (1939-2010)

Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Lo, How a Rose e’er Blooming) - Melchior Vulpius (c.1570-1615)

Herself a Rose, Who Bore the Rose - Eleanor Daley (b.1955)

Vesperae Pro Festo Sancti Innocentium (Vespers for the Feast of the Holy Innocents) - Michael Haydn (1737-1806)
Dixit Dominus
Confitebor tibi
Beatus vir
De profundis
Memento Domine David
Hymnus
Magnificat

Passing (World Premiere, 2010) - Peter Knell (b.1970)
In memory of Voci singer Alison Howard (1939-2010)

Miserere in C Minor - Johann Adolf Hasse (1699-1783)
Miserere
Tibi soli
Ecce enim
Libera me
Quoniam
Benigne fac, Domine

The Place of the Blest - Randall Thompson (1899-1984)
I. The Carol of the Rose
II. The Pelican
III. The Place of the Blest
IV. Alleluia, Amen


May 2011

Fyre Burn and Cauldron Bubble: Music of Seers, Sorcerers and Sprites

Jude Navari, Conductor
Edna Huelsenbeck, Assistant Conductor
Heather Heise, Piano

Selections from Prophetiae Sibyllarum - Orlando di Lasso (c.1532-1594)

Witches Choruses from Dido and Aeneas - Henry Purcell (c.1650-1695)
Prelude for Witches
Harm’s our Delight
The Queen of Carthage, whom we hate
Ruin’d ere the set of sun (Witches’ Trio)
But ere we this perform (Witches’ Duet)
In a deep vaulted cell

Ellen’s Second Song, from Walter Scott’s “The Lady of the Lake” - Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Spinnt! Spinnt, Fleissig Mädchen (Little wheel, turn merrily!) - Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

Two Choruses from A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

O Fons Bandusiae (O Bandusian Spring) - Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947)

Hymn to Dionysus (From “The Bacchae” of Euripedes) - Gustav Holst (1874-1934)

Trio of Canons - Arr. Libana
Seers’ Canon: Sure as the Wind
Sorcerers’ Canon: A Circle is Cast
Sprites’ Canon: Full Moonlight Dance

Four Russian Peasant Songs - Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
On Saints Days in Chigisakh
Ovsen
The Pike
Master Portly

Three Songs from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Cary Ratcliff (b. 1953)
I do wander everywhere
Philomel with melody
I will wind thee in my arms

UROK - Lojze Lebic(b. 1934)
Spell Against Swelling
Spell Against Snakebite
Spell Against Bad Blood

The Witches’ Trio (From Macbeth) - Libby Larsen (b. 1950)

2009-2010 Season

December 2009

Voices in Peace IX: The Greenest Branch
Medieval, Romantic and Twentieth-Century music on a Marian theme

Jude Navari, Conductor
Edna Huelsenbeck, Assistant Conductor
Sharon Lee, Piano
With guest artist, Matthew Walsh, Organ

Gedeonis Area -- Anonymous, Conductus, ca. 1200
Text by Philippe le Chancelier (ca. 1160-1235)

O viridissima virga (O greenest branch) -- Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)

O viridissima virga (O greenest branch) -- Emma Lou Diemer (b.1927)
Text by Hildegard of Bingen

Hodie Christus natus est (Today Christ is Born) - Anonymous, 13th century English

Alleluya: A nywe werk (A new work) - Anonymous, 15th century English

Lullay, Lullow -- Arr. Jude Navari (b.1969), Based on 15th c. English carols

Missa Brevis in D, Op. 63 -- Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Kyrie
Gloria
Sanctus
Benedictus
Agnus Dei

O frondens virga (O verdant branch) -- Drew Collins (b.1975)

Based on a chant by Hildegard of Bingen

Ave Maria -- Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Tota pulchra es (Thou art all fair) -- Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)

Litanies à la Vierge Noire (Litanies to the Black Virgin) -- Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Hac In Anni Ianua (In this, the doorway to the year) - Anonymous, Conductus, ca. 1200

Ave Maria, Op. 12 -- Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Belle, bonne, sage (Beautiful, good, wise) -- Baude Cordier (ca. 1380-1440)
Early 15th c. Chanson

Rose, liz, printemps, verdure (Rose, lily, springtime, greenery) -- Guillaume de Machaut (c. 1300-1377)

Ave Maria -- Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)

Mass in G Minor, Op. 187 -- Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901)
Kyrie
Gloria
Sanctus
Benedictus
Agnus Dei


May 2010

Songs Eternity: Musical Contemplations on Time and Space

Jude Navari, Conductor
Edna Huelsenbeck, Assistant Conductor
Featuring pianist Sharon Lee

Today, this spring - Libby Larsen (b. 1950)
Today, this spring (Text by Janice Kimes)
She piped for us (Text by Charles Wilson, adapted from Luke 7:13)
If I can stop one heart from breaking (Text by Emily Dickinson)

An Emily Dickinson Mosaic - Daniel Pinkham (1923-2006)
Texts by Emily Dickinson
I. The Brain Is Wider Than The Sky
II. The Heart is the Capital of the Mind
III. The Mind lives on the Heart
IV. To Be Alive
V. Exhilaration Is The Breeze
VI. Each Life Converges to some Centre

From the Twelve-Winded Sky - Jeremy Rawson (b. 1954)
Text by A.E. Housman

Selections from Preludes - Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
La colombe (The Dove)
Plainte calme (Calm Plaint)

Choral Hymns from the Rig-Veda, Group II - Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
To Varuna (God of the Waters)
To Agni (God of Fire)
Funeral Chant

Gate Gate - Brian Tate (b. 1954)
Text from a Buddhist mantra

Whitman “Credo” - Ron Jeffers (b.1943)
Text by Walt Whitman

To Be Sung on the Water, Op. 42, No. 2 - Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Text by Louise Bogan

Three Seas - Alice Parker (b.1925)
Texts by Emily Dickinson
I. There is a solitude of space
II. As if the Sea should part
III. A soft Sea washed around the House

Songs Eternity - Steven Paulus (b.1949)
Texts by John Clare
I. Melodys of Earth and Sky
II. Mighty Songs
III. Sing Creations Music On

2008-2009 Season

December 2008

Voices in Peace VIII: Fire in the Air

Jude Navari, Conductor
Edna Huelsenbeck, Assistant Conductor
Sharon Lee, Accompanist
With guest artist, Miriam Kapner, Oboe

Gloria -- Agneta Skold

Hymn to the Virgin -- Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)

L’adieu des bergers a la sainte famille (The Shepherds’ Farewell to the Holy Family) -- Louis Hector Berlioz (1803-1869), arr. Ed Cohen

Peace upon you, Jerusalem, Psalm 122 (121) -- Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)

Cherubic Hymn (No. 2), Op. 9, No. 8 -- Pavel Chesnokov (1877-1944)

“The Angel” From Six Choruses for Treble Voices -- Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Till Ängeln med de brinnande händerna (To the Angel with Fiery Hands) -- Karen Rehnqvist (b. 1957)

Peace -- Martha Alter (1904-1976)

Fire -- Mary Goetze (b. 1946)

Hymn to the Virgin -- Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)

Two Plato Settings -- Martha Alter (1904-1976)
I. Country Gods
II. Country Music

Angels are Everywhere -- Daniel Pinkham (b. 1923)
Angels are Everywhere
The Angel at Eden’s Gate
The Angel in the Fiery Furnace
The Angel at the Manger
The Angel on the Cloud
The Angels on the Head of a Pin

Selections from “Ten Blake Songs” -- Ralph Vaughan Williams (1757-1827)
Infant Joy
The Piper Fish
Eternity

Variations on a Theme by Rilke -- Joan Szymko (b. 1957)


May 2009

Mountains of Memory, Rivers of Time

Jude Navari, Conductor
Edna Huelsenbeck, Assistant Conductor
Sharon Lee, Accompanist

Hymn to the Waters, from “Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda” -- Gustav Holst (1874-1934)

Hotaru Koi (Ho, Firefly) -- Japanese Children’s Song, arr. Rō Ogura (b.1916)

On a Mountain Path (Premiere) Five poems of Matsuo Basho -- Peter Knell (b.1970)
Commissioned by Voci
natsu kodachi
sumiregusa
hibari yori
kiri shigure
tsuki no tomo

Five Fragments of Jade, op. 40, from “Chinese Lyrics from the Book of Jade” -- Jeno Takacs (1902-2005)
I. Song On the River
II. The Leaf On the Water
III. The Fisherman
IV. Intoxication of Love
V. On the River

Nodle Kangbyon (Beside the Nodle River) -- Traditional Korean Folksong, arr. Wallace Hornady (b.1964)

Ahrirang -- Korean Folk Melody, arr. Mitchell Covington (b.1959)

Chinese Mountain Songs -- Chen Yi (b.1953)
I. When Will the Scholartree Blossom?
II. A Ma Lei A Ho
III. Gathering in the Naked Oats
IV. Mt. Wuzhi

Lift Thine Eyes -- Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)

By the Rivers of Babylon, Psalm 137 -- Charles M. Loeffler (1861-1935)

Hoj, hura hoj! (O Mountain, O!) -- Otmar Mácha (1922-2006)

Three Mountain Ballads -- Traditional American Folksongs, arr. Ron Nelson (b.1929)
He’s Gone Away
Will He Remember?
Barbara Allen

Selections from Moravian Duets, op. 32 -- Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
A ja ti uplynu (Flow, Danube, Ebb and Flow)
Velet’, vtacku (Fly, Oh Little Bird)
Prsten (The Ring)

At the River -- adapted by Aaron Copland (1900-1990), arr. for chorus by Raymond Wilding White

2007-2008 Season

December 2007

Voices in Peace VII: Winter Stillness

Jude Navari, Conductor
Heather Heise, Accompanist
William Winant, Marimba
Amelia Archer, Flute

December -- Paula Foley Tillen (b. 1958)

Twelfth Night -- Samuel Barber (1910-1981), arr. Ed Cohen

Winter Cantata, Op. 97 -- Vincent Persichetti (1915-1987)
1. A Copper Pheasant
2. Winter’s First Drizzle
3. Winter Seclusion
4. The Woodcutter
5. Gentlest Fall of Snow
6. One Umbrella
7. Of Crimson Ice
8. The Branch is Black
9. Fallen Leaves
10. So Deep
11. The Wind’s Whetstone
12. Epilogue

Selections from “This wonderful feeling” -- Joan Szymko (b. 1957)
In my quiet place
Purple Night

Noel des Enfants qui nont plus de maison (Christmas carol for homeless Children) -- Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Les Angélus (The Calls to Angelus) -- Claude Debussy

The Snow -- Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Little Tree -- Judith Weir (b. 1954), Words by e.e. cummings
little tree
i carry you in my heart
now is a ship

Avinu Malkeinu -- Traditional (Premiere, arr. Judy Margulis)

Canon in Five Parts -- Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), From “Kaddish,” Symphony No.3

Selections from “Three Settings of the Moon” -- Ron Nelson (b. 1929)
The Moon Does Not Sleep
Ask the Moon


Spring 2008

Laudate Pueri: Baroque and Classical Music for Treble Voices

Jude Navari, Conductor
Edna Huelsenbeck, Assistant Conductor
Heather Heise, Organ
The Jupiter String Quartet

Virgam virtutis tuae from Dixit Dominus-- Marianna von Martines (1744-1812)

Domine Dominus noster, quam admirable -- Lucrezia Orsina Vizzana (1590-1662)

Deh! cosi ogno -- Marianna von Martines (1744-1812)

Miserere in d -- Johann Adolph Hasse (1699-1783)
Miserere
Tibi soli peccavi
Ecce enim
Quoniam si voluisses
Benigne fac Domine
Tunc acceptabis

Psallite, superi -- Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (1602-c.1678)

Compositions for the Feast of the Holy Innocents
Introit: Ex ore - Gregorian Chant
Mass in Honor of Saint Leopold -- Johann Michael Haydn (1737-1806)
Kyrie
Gloria
Gradual: Laudate Pueri Dominium -- Johann Michael Haydn (1737-1806)
Mass: Credo
Offertory: Anima nostra - Gregorian Chant
Mass:
Sanctus
Benedictus
Agnus Dei

2006-2007 Season

December 2006

Voices in Peace VI: Music of Passion, Mystery and Joy From the Americas

Jude Navari, Conductor
Heather Heise, Accompanist

Salmo 150 -- Ernani Aguiar (b. 1949)

Nigra Sum -- Pablo Casals (1876-1973)

Pollerita Roja (The Red Skirt) (World Premiere) -- Gabriela Lena Frank (b. 1972), poem by Lily Flores Palomino

Missa Sao Sebastiao (Mass in honor of Saint Sebastian) -- Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
Kyrie
Gloria
Sanctus
Benedictus
Agnus Dei

Niño Lindo -- Traditional Venezuelan Christmas Song, arr. Dave & Jean Perry

A la nanita nana -- Mexican Folk Song, arr. David Eddleman

A La Ru -- Mexican Folk Song, rr. Paul Stuart

A la Media Noche -- Traditional Puerto Rican Carol, arr. Joan Szymko

Shape-Note Hymns
Exultation -- Southern Harmony shape-note hymnal, Ed. William Walker, 1835
Wondrous Love -- Sacred Harp shape-note hymnal, James Christopher, 1840
New Jerusalem -- Sacred Harp shape-note hymnal, Jeremiah Ingalls, 1796

Shouts and Lullabies: American Folksongs and Spirituals for Christmas - Traditional, arr. Jude Navari
Prelude - A Bright Morning Star Is Rising
Quodlibet
Virgin Mary
Sing-a-Lamb / Baby Born Today
Cradle Hymn
Little Bitty Baby
I Wonder As I Wander
The Cherry Tree Carol
Reprise - A Bright Morning Star Is Rising
Rise Up Shepherd And Follow


May 2007

Songs of Heavenly and Earthly Love
Celebrating the Hungarian Vocal Tradition

Judit Hartyanyi, Guest Conductor
Heather Heise, Accompanist

Ave Maria -- Gregorian Chant

Ave Maria -- Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)

Ave Maria -- Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Tota pulchra es -- Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)

Maria Mater Gratiae -- Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Salve Regina -- Miklos Kocsar (b.1933)

O Gloriosa -- György Orbán (b.1947)

Hold the Wind -- English Folk Ballad arr. Mary Goetze (b.1946)

Canticum Sponsae (Song of the Bride, from the Book of Solomon - Song of Songs) -- Erzsébet Szőnyi (b.1924)

Rise Up My Love -- Eleanor Daley (b.1955)

My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land -- Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

The Dance -- Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

LXXV (World Premiere) (Sonnet by William Shakespeare) -- Andras Feher (b.1947)

Selections from Vier Gesänge (Four Songs) -- Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Song from Twelfth Night
The Gardener

Queen Jane -- Traditional Kentucky Folksong arr. Stephen Hatfield (b.1956)

Ne menj el! (Don’t Leave Me!) -- Béla Bartók (1881-1945)

Tavasz (Spring) -- Béla Bartók (1881-1945)

Wainamoinen Makes Music (Text from the Finnish epic poem,‘Kalevala, the land of heroes’) -- Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)

2005-2006 Season

December 2005

Voices in Peace V: Psalms and Canticles of Praise and Comfort

Jude Navari, Conductor
Heather Heise, Accompanist
Shana Kirsch, Cello

Canticle of the Creatures -- Sister Theophane Hytrek (1915-1992)

In pace -- Orlandus Lassus (1532-1594)

Congratulamini Mihi Omnes -- Jacob Handl (1550-1591)

Laudate pueri Dominum, op 39 no.2 -- Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)

Cantique de Jean Racine, op 11 -- Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Psalm 150 -- Cesar Franck (1822-1890)

Laudate Pueri Dominum -- Michael Haydn (1737-1806)

Lift Thine Eyes to the Mountains -- Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Psalm 150 -- Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)

Psalm 23 - The Lord is My Shepherd -- Randall Thompson (1899-1984)

Priere de Saint François D’Assise -- Jacques Chailley (1910-1999)

The Canticle of the Sun -- Libby Larsen (b. 1950)


May-June 2006

Prelude to Aphrodesia

Jude Navari, Conductor
Heather Heise, Accompanist

Canticle of the Creatures -- Sister Theophane Hytrek (1915-1992)

O Ecclesia -- Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)

Stavasi il mio bel Sol -- Maddalena Casulana (c.1544-c.1590)

Domine Dominus noster, quam admirablile -- Lucretia Vizzana (1590-1662)

Virgam virtutis tuae from Dixit Dominus -- Marianna Martines (1744-1812)

Wandl’ ich in dem Wald des Abends -- Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn (1805-1847)

The Canticle of the Sun -- Libby Larsen (b. 1950)

’Tis the Gift to be Simple -- American Shaker Hymm, arr. Alice Parker (b.1925)

Scarborough Fair -- English Folk Ballad, arr. Mary Goetze (b. 1946)

Bread and Roses -- Traditional, arr. Judy Margulis (b.1944)

Wade in the Watah -- Traditional African American Spiritual, arr. Ysaye M. Barnwell (b.1946)

This Little Light of Mine -- Traditional African American Spiritual, arr. Ysaye M. Barnwell (b.1946)

2004-2005 Season

December 2004

Voices in Peace IV: Litanies and Lullabies
Music to calm and inspire us on the path to peace

Jude Navari, Artistic Director
Heather Heise, Piano and Organ
Amelia Archer, Flute

Qui Creavit (Song of the Nuns of Chester) - 13th C Anon

Lullaby, My Sweet Little Baby - William Byrd

Coventry Carol - Anon (1591), arr. John Rutter

Litanies de la Vierge Noire - Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Lute-Book Lullaby - W. Ballet (17th C), arr. John Rutter

Litaniae Laurentanae - W.A. Mozart (adapted by Jude Navari)
Kyrie
Sancta Maria
Salus Infirmorum
Regina Angelorum
Agnus Dei

Berceuse from Dolly Suite - Gabriel Fauré

Litanies a La Vierge Noire - Francis Poulenc

Ave Maria - Rebecca Clarke

Dormi Jesu! - Anton Webern

Durme, Durme - arr. Alice Parker

Japanese Lullabies - arr. Misuzu McManus
Itsuki no Komoriuta
Takeda no Komoriuta

La Luna - arr. Rene Amengual

Maria Wiegenlied - Max Reger

Suo-gan - (Welsh Slumber Song) arr. Brian Trant

Shouts and Lullabies (Premiere) - arr. Jude Navari
Bright Morning Star
Quodlibet
Virgin Mary
Sing-a-Lamb
I Wonder As I Wander
Little Bitty Baby
Rise Up


May 2005

Listen to the Elements: Music of Earth, Water, Air and Fire

Jude Navari, Artistic Director
Heather Heise, Piano
Dan Levitan, Harp
Beth Milne & Erin Vang, French Horn

Salut Printemps -- Claude Debussy

Vier Gesänge (Four Songs), op. 16 -- Johannes Brahms
The Harp Resounds
Song from Twelfth Night
The Gardener
Song from Fingal

Silvery Blue -- Ann Callaway (b. 1949)

A Song of Rain -- Anne Boyd (b. 1946)

Wind & Stone -- (World Premiere) David Meckler (b. 1960)

Day Song -- Libby Larsen (b. 1950)

Natural Music (World Premiere) -- David Meckler (b. 1960)

Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, op. 26 no. 3 -- Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
Hymn to the Dawn
Hymn to the Waters
Hymn to Vena
Hymn of the Travelers

Veni Sancte Spiritus -- Brian Banks (b. 1955)

2003-2004 Season

December 2003

Voices in Peace III: The Promise of Peace

Jude Navari, Artistic Director
Dana Smith, Piano
Guest Artists: Amelia Archer, Flute and Elspeth Franks, Mezzo-Soprano

Congratulamini Mihi Omnes -- (Jakob Handl)

Ubers Gebirg’ Maria geht -- (Johannes Eccard/Arr. Johannes Brahms)

Magnificat -- (Nicola Antonio Porpora)

Magnificat -- (G. P. Palestrina)

Magnificat -- (Johann Michael Haydn)

Magnificat -- (Katherine Dienes)

Thoughts and Remembrances : Isaiah 44:3 -- (Jackson Berkey)

Magnificat -- (Ralph Vaughan Williams)

Ufros Aleinu -- (Traditional Melody/Arr. Sheryl Kaskowitz)

Canticle of Mary -- (Libby Larsen)


May 2004

Songlines: From Generation to Generation

Jude Navari, Director
Nora Adahi, clarinet
Dina Weinshelbaum, cello

Fünf Terzette -- Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn
Wiedersehen
Frühzeitiger Frühling
Abschied
Wandl’ ich in dem Wald des Abends
Winterseufzer

Selections from Romanzen, Op. 69 -- Robert Schumann
Tamburinschlägerin
Klosterfräulein
Soldatenbraut
Die Capelle

Ständchen, Op. 135 -- Franz Schubert

Song #1 from Hegyi Éjszakäk (Mountain Nights) -- Zoltán Kodály

Group #7 from Gyermek es noikarok (Choruses for Women’s Voices) -- Béla Bartók
Banat
Ne Lattalak Volna!
Elment a Madarka

Four Russian Peasant Songs -- Igor Stravinsky
On Saint’s Day in Chigisakh
Ovsen (a beneficent solar deity honored in Russian mythology)
The Pike
Master Portly

Dujnel Idi Ut Jufcetja (Bulgarian Folk Song) -- arr. R. Danov

Polegnala Je Tudoro (Bulgarian Folk Song) -- arr. P. Koutev

Ach! Synku Synku (Czechoslovakian Folk Song) -- arr. by Donald Patriquin

Kaut Zinatu To Kalninu (Latvian Folk Song) -- arr. by Jekabs Graubins

Tiho Nad Reeckoju (Ukrainian Folk Song) -- arr. Unknown, inst. arr. J. Johnson

Ein Bernelis Per Laukeli (Lithuanian Folk Song) -- arr. Kristina Vasiliauskaite

V’higad’ta L’vincha (And You Shall Tell Your Child) -- Gerald Cohen
V’higad’ta l’vincha
Avadim hayinu l’faro
Ha lachma anya
Dayeinu!
B’chol dor vador
L’fichach anachnu chayavim l’hodot

2002-2003 Season

December 2002

Voices in Peace II: Choral Treasures from the Baroque Era

Jude Navari, Director
Dana Smith, Keyboard
Joanna Blendulf, Cello

Wir eilen mit schwachen, doch emsigen Schritten -- J.S. Bach

Ele mo’adei Adonai -- S. Rossi

Barechu -- S. Rossi

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland -- H. Schütz

Nimm mich mir -- J.S. Bach

Kadish shalem -- S. Rossi

Wohl dem, der nicht wandelt im Rat der Gottlosen -- H. Schütz

Welcome as the cheerful light -- G. F. Handel

Psallite, superi -- C.M. Cozzolani

Thither let our hearts aspire -- G. F. Handel

Angelus ad pastores ait -- C. Monteverdi

Gloria in altissimus Deo -- C.M. Cozzolani

O lovely peace, with plenty crowned -- G. F. Handel


May 2003

American Pilgrimage
A Spiritual Journey through American Choral Music

Jude Navari, Director
Eleanor Cohen, Guest Pianist

Part 1: Circle of Life

Today This Spring (1995) -- Libby Larson

Today, this spring -- (Text by Janice Kimes)

She piped for us -- (Text by Charles A. Wilson)

If I can stop one heart from breaking -- (Text by Emily Dickinson)

The Virgin Martyrs (1939) -- Samuel Barber, Text by Helen Waddell

Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking (2003, World Premiere) -- Steven Clark, Text by Walt Whitman

Three Mountain Ballads (1959) -- Traditional Appalachian Folksongs, Arranged by Ron Nelson
He’s Gone Away
Will He Remember?
Barbara Allen

Spring Cantata (1964) -- Vincent Persichetti, Texts by e e cummings
Trees
If the green
Spring is like a perhaps hand
In Just-spring

 

Part 2: The Journey Beyond

Traditional Shaker Songs
Come Life, Shaker Life -- (Issachar Bates, 1835)
The Happy Journey -- (Watervliet Community, 1807)
Holy Savior Call -- (Alfred Community, 1847)

Three Seas (2000) -- Alice Parker, Texts by Emily Dickinson
There is a solitude of space
As if the Sea should part
A soft Sea washed around the House

WaveSong (2001) -- Jude Navari

Traditional African-American Spirituals -- Arr. Jacqueline Hairston
Steal Away (1998)
Guide My Feet (2000)

2001-2002 Season

December 2001

Voices in Peace: A Holiday Concert Celebrating Peace and Goodwill

Jude Navari, Director
Dana Smith, Piano

Shalom Rav - B. Steinberg

In pace - Orlando di Lasso

Hodie apparuit in Israel - Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594)

A Promise To The Future - Nina Egert

Peace Mass - Bob Chilcott
Introduction-Kyrie
Gloria
Sanctus
Benedictus
Agnus Dei

Salve Regina (Prima pars) - G.P. da Palestrina

Hodie Christus natus est - G.P. da Palestrina (1525-1594)

Veni Domine - Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847) Three Traditional Carols - Arr. Imogen Holst
This Endris Night
In Dulci Jubilo
O Little Town Of Bethlehem

Ose Shalom - Debbie Friedman

Dona Nobis Pacem - Traditional


February 2002

Across the Great Wide Sea

Jude Navari, Director
Dana Smith, Piano

Hotaru Koi (Ho, Firefly) - Japanese Children’s Song, Arr. R. Ogura

Sakura - Traditional Japanese Folksong, Arr. M. Neaum

Gamelan (1979) - R. Murray Schafer (b.1933)

Malolo (1999) - Annea Lockwood (b. 1939)

“As if the Sea should Part” and “A soft Sea washed around the House” - Alice Parker (b. 1925) from Three Seas (2000)
Text by Emily Dickinson

In Pace - Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594)

Salve Regina - G.P. da Palestrina (1525-1594)

Peace Mass (1998) - Bob Chilcott (b. 1955)
Introduction-Kyrie
Gloria
Sanctus
Benedictus
Agnus Dei

WaveSong - Jude Navari (b. 1969), World Premiere

Da Hai A Gu Xiang (My Home, the Great Wide Sea) - Wang Liping, Arr by W. Guojun

Nodle Kangbyon (Beside the Nodle River) - Traditional Korean Folksong, Arr. by W. Hornady

Ahrirang - Traditional Korean Folksong, Arr. by M. Covington

Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda (Third Group) - Gustav Holst (1874--1934)
Hymn to the Dawn
Hymn to the Waters
Hymn to Vena (The Sun Rising Through The Mist)
Hymn to the Travelers


May 2002

Once Upon A Time: Music of Myth, Magic, and Legend

Jude Navari, Director
Dana Smith, Piano

Three Part-Songs -- Frank Bridge
The Graceful Swaying Wattle
Peter Piper
Pan’s Holiday

Four Songs -- Johannes Brahms
The Harp Resounds with Wild Refrain
Song from Twelfth Night
The Gardener
Song from Fingal

Fortune-telling -- Arkadi Serper - World Premiere
I’m Hiding Gold
The Ring is Rolling Along the Velvet
The Sleigh is Standing, Ready to Go
The Fairy Thorn -- Henry Hadley

Selections from Six Metamorphoses after Ovid -- Benjamin Britten
Niobe
Pan

All ’Round the Maypole -- Steven Clark - World Premiere

The Sea-Fairies -- Amy Beach

Fairy Songs from a Midsummer Night’s Dream -- Felix Mendelssohn
You Spotted Snakes with Double Tongue
Through the House a Glimmering Light

2000-2001 Season

February 2001

From the fixed place of Heaven she saw Time: A concert celebrating the Sensuous Divine

Jude Navari, Director
Paul Caccamo, Piano
Jennifer Ashworth, Soprano

O Ecclesia -- Hildegard of Bingen

Kyrie -- from Missa De Tous Biens Playne, Jacob Obrecht

Hold Her Fast -- Nina Egert

Gloria -- from Missa De Tous Biens Playne, Jocob Obrecht

La damoiselle elue -- Claude Debussy

O ignis spiritus -- Hildegard of Bingen

Sanctus -- from Missa De Tous Biens Playne, Jacob Obrecht

Cy est Pourtraicte, Madame Ste Ursule, et Les Unze Mille Vierges -- Nathaniel Lew

Pied Beauty -- Jude Navari

Agnus -- from Missa de Tous Biens Playne, Jacob Obrecht

Hymn to Dionysius, Opus 31, Number 2 -- Gustav Holst


May 2001

Songs from the Soul: A Celebration of Life, Love and the Yearning for Peace

Jude Navari, Director
Martha Mockus, Piano
with the Kairos Youth Choir

Alleluia -- William Boyce

Wir eilen (We hasten) -- from Cantata No. 78, Johann Sebastian Bach

Gruss (Greeting) -- Felix Mendelssohn - Kairos Youth Choir

Da Hai A Gu Xiang (My Home, the Great Wide Sea) -- Wang Liping

Don’t Sit Under the Bodhi Tree with Anyone Else But... -- Nina Egert

Sanctus -- from Missa de tous biens playne, Jacob Obrecht

In Pace (In Peace) -- Orlandus Lassus

How Merrily We Live -- Michael East

Three Songs, Opus 16 -- Johannes Brahms
Die Schwestern (The Sisters)
Klosterfraulein (Maiden in a convent)
Phanomen (Phenomenon)

Gentle Breezes -- Johann Strauss

My Heart is Like a Singing Bird -- Arkadi Serper

1999-2000 Season

December 1999

Of a Rose Sing We: A Concert of Modern and Medieval Seasonal Music

Jude Navari, Director
Paul Caccamo, Piano

The Salutation of the Angel -- Anonymous 15th Century English Carol

Ave Maria -- Francis Poulenc

Ave Maria -- John Harbison

There is No Rose -- Anonymous 15th Century English Carol

Ave Maria -- Gustav Holst

Of a Rose Sing We -- Anonymous 15th Century English Carol

Canticle of Mary -- Libby Larsen

Winter Holiday Sing-Along


May 2000

The Slant Moon on a Slanting Hill: A Concert of 20th Century Vocal Music

Jude Navari, Director
Paul Caccamo and Martha Mockus, Piano
Cheryl Keller, Soprano

An Emily Dickinson Mosaic -- Daniel Pinkham
The Brain is Wider Than the Sky
The Heart is the Capital of the Mind
The Mind Lives on the Heart
To Be Alive
Exhiliration is the Breeze
Each Life Converges to Some Centre

Songs of Love and Longing -- Stephen Paulus - sung by Cheryl Keller
Endless Autumn Nights
The One Who Greets Me
Dark Seed
Echoes
Moonless Nights
The Bashful Moon
From this World

The Moon-Welcome -- Mark Winges (Premiere)

The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs -- John Cage - sung by Cheryl Keller

Section 3 from Vocalise -- Charles Boone - sung by Cheryl Keller

Selections from The Winged Joy -- Kirke Mechem
A Farewell
Love Came Back at Fall O’Dew
Red May

Canticle of Mary -- Libby Larsen

In the Valley of the Moon -- Felicia Sandler

Selections from In the Theatre of Night -- Judith Lang Zaimont - sung by Cheryl Keller
Introduction
Flyers
Interlude No. 2
A Cut Flower
Interlude No. 4
Piano
Postlude

Black Tambourine -- Thea Musgrave
North Labrador
Legend
Black Tambourine
Pastoral
My Grandmother’s Love Letters
Repose of Rivers

1998-1999 Season

December 1998

Voci et Organum: Sacred Music for Women’s Voices and Organ

Anthony Pasqua, Director
Rodney Gehrke, Organist
Lyn Fulkerson, Cello

Nun komm der Heiden Heiland -- J.S. Bach (Organ solo)

Nun komm der Heiden Heiland -- J.S. Bach (Duet from Schwingt freudig euch empor)

Sarabande from the Suite No. 2 in D Minor -- J.S. Bach (Cello solo)

Komm in mein Herzenshaus -- J.S. Bach (Soprano solo)

Wir eilen mit schwachen, doch emsigen Schritten -- J.S. Bach

Kyrie from Mass (1962) -- Gloria Coates

O bone Jesu, Op. 37, No.1 -- Johannes Brahms

Sanctus & Benedictus from Mass (1962) -- Gloria Coates

Salve Regina (1987) -- Ramona Luengen

Agnus Dei from Mass (1962) -- Gloria Coates

Herzlich tut mich verlangen, Op. 122, No. 10 -- Johannes Brahms (Organ solo)

Ave Maria, Op. 12 -- Johannes Brahms

Ave Maria from Dialogues des Carmelites -- Francis Poulenc

Litanies a la Vierge Noire -- Francis Poulence

Missa Brevis in D, Op. 63 -- Benjamin Britten


April 1999

Beneath the Whiteness of Your Stars: Musical Reflections on the Holocaust

Anthony Pasqua, Director
Poetry read by Corey Fischer
Danielle DeSwert, Piano
Michelle Dulak & Lyn Fulkerson, Cello

Shifchi kamayim -- Linda Hirschhorn

S’brent! -- from Cradle of fire, music and lyrics by Mordecai Gebirtig, arranged by Michael Isaacson

Sing into the Valley of Bone Words -- poem by Jacob Glatstein, translation by Ruth Whitman

Yome, Yome shpil mir a lidele -- Yiddish Folksong arranged by Viktor Ullman

Du meydele du sheyns -- Yiddish Folksong arranged by Viktor Ullman

Bachuri l’an tisa -- Hebrew Folksong arranged by Gideon Klein

Du zolst nisht geyn mit keyn andere -- Yiddish Folksong arranged by Viktor Ullman

Moderato: Fourth Movement from Duo for Violin and Cello -- Ervin Schulhoff

Shtiler, shtiler -- from Cradle of Fire, music by Alex Volkovski, arranged by Michael Isaacson

Babi Yar -- from Cradle of Fire, music by Joseph Shapiro, arranged by Michael Isaacson

Makh tsu di eygelekh -- music by David Beyglman, lyrics by Isaish Shpigl

Everything We Have Seen -- poem by Rajzel Zychlinsky, translation by Barnett Zumoff

Hala Yarden -- music by Abraham Tzvi Idelsohn, arranged by Viktor Ullman

Chassidischer Tanze, Opus 15 -- Zikmund Schul
Allegretto moderato
Allegretto

Ura, Ur Yisrael! -- Chassidic Song arranged by Viktor Ullman

Chalelej dorot -- Anonymous

The Undarkened Window -- poem by Rajzel Zychlinsky, translation by Barnett Zumoff

Unter dayne vayse shtern -- music by Abraham Brudno, lyrics by Abraham Sutzkever

Blayb gezunt mir kroke -- music by Manfred Lemm, lyrics by Mordecai Gebirtig Zog nit keyn mol -- from Cradle of Fire, music by Dmitri Porkass, arranged by Michael Isaacson

1997-1998 Season

December 1997

Within a Wintry Grove

Anthony Pasqua, Director
Pamela Langston-Cox, Soprano
J.Wingate Greathouse, Tenor
Carol Adee, Flute
Mindy Whitacre, Marimba

Kyrie from Mass in Two Parts (1934) -- Virgil Thomson

Ave maris stella -- John Dunstable

Ecce, quod natura -- Anonymous English Carol

Cantata (1952) -- Igor Stravinsky

Sanctus and Benedictus from Mass in Two Parts -- Virgil Thomson

Winter Cantata -- Vincent Persichetti, with Flute & Marimba

Procession from A Ceremony of Carols -- Benjamin Britten

Il est ne le divin enfant -- Traditional French Carol; arr. John Rutter

Mi y’malel g’vurot Yisrael -- Traditional Hanukkah Song; arr. Anthony Pasqua

Hanerot halalu -- Traditional Hanukkah Song; arr. Blanche Chass

Wassail Song -- Traditional English Carol; arr. Tom Johnston

Deck the Halls, in 7/8


May 1998

A Rain of Diamonds

Anthony Pasqua, Director
Lino Rivera, Piano
Brenda Bonhomme, Soprano
Darcy Rindt, Viola
Lyn Fulkerson, Cello

From Six Songs for Women’s Voices -- Gwynneth Walker, poems by May Swenson
Women Should be Pedestals
The Name is Changeless
Mornings Innocent

O virtus sapientiae -- Hildegard von Bingen

To an Angel -- Ruth Crawford Seeger

Englyn Forms -- Mark Winges, (Viola & Cello duet)

Rondeau: Rose liz -- Guillaume de Machaut

French Songs for Treble Voices -- Theodore Morrison, poems by Rainer Maria Rilke
La biche
Puisque tout passe
Un cygne

Dirait-on from Les Chansons de Roses -- Morten Lauridsen, poem by Rainer Maria Rilke

Ave Maria from Dialogues of the Carmelites -- Francis Poulenc

The Blue Eye of God -- Nancy Telfer

The Rainbow -- Benjamin Britten

Nocturne from On This Island -- Benjamin Britten

Fancie -- Benjamin Britten

From Six Songs for Women’s Voices -- Gwynneth Walker, poems by May Swenson (1913-1989)
Love is a Rain of Diamonds
In Autumn
I Will Be Earth

1996-1997 Season

December 1996

I Sing of a Maiden

Muriel Fore, Director
Lino Rivera, Li-Wen Monk, Pianists

Ave Maria -- Gregorian Chant

Tota pulchra es -- Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)

I Sing of a Maiden - Patrick Hadley (1899-1973)

Canticles of the Virgin Mary -- Michael Hurd (b. 1928)
Queen of Heaven
Adam Lay Ybounden
O Queen of Heaven

Ecce Maria -- Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)

Ave Maria -- Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)

Magnificat -- Nicola Porpora (1686-1767)
Magnificat anima mea
Et exultavit
Et misericordia
Fecit potentiam
Gloria Patri
Sicut erat

Ave Maria -- Gustav holst (1874-1934)

Gabriel’s Message -- Basque Carol, arr. John Rutter

La Virgen Lava Panales -- Trad. Spanish, arr. Robert deCormier

Pajaritos de Color -- Edgardo Arodas,

Tyrley, Tyrlow -- Williametta Spencer

Peace, Peace, Peace -- Rick and Sylvia Powell, arr. Fred Bock


May 1997

To be Sung on the Water

Muriel Fore, Director
Lino Rivera, Pianist

To be Sung on the Water -- Samuel Barber, Poem Louise Bogan

maggie and milly and molly and may -- Jeanne Weaver Fuller, poem by e.e.cummings

Minnie and Winnie -- Jean Berger

The Chambered Nautilus -- Amy Marcy Cheney Beach

Shells -- Knut Nystedt

Missa Brevis in tempore violentiae -- Ron Jeffers

This We Know -- Ron Jeffers

Salmo 150 -- Ernani Aguiar

On suuri sun rantas autius -- Suomalainen Kansansavelma, Finnish folk song

Away From the Roll of the Sea -- Allister MacGillivray; arr. Diane Loomer

La Flor de la Miel -- Alberto Grau

The Water is Wide -- Traditional American; arr. Luigi Zaninelli

1995-1996 Season

December 1995

Candlelight and Star Glow

Muriel Fore, Director
Chun Mei Chan, Pianist
Anna Maria Mendieta, Harp

Still, Still, Still -- Austrian, arr. Norman Luboff

Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day -- English, arr. John Rutter

Angelus ad Pastores Ait -- Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

Hodie and Alleluia -- Roland de Lassus (1532-1594)

Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion -- Handel (1685-1759)

Alleluia -- William Boyce (1710-1779)

Lasset uns nun gehen gen Bethlehem -- Heinrich Schutz (1585-1672)

Two Christmas Ballads -- Kirke Mechem
Christmas Carol
The Ballad of Befana

Adoramus Te Christe -- Roland de Lassus (1532-1594)

Rejoice, Rejoice -- William Byrd (1538-1623)

Candlelight Carol -- John Rutter

The Sleigh Ride -- Slovakian, arr. Nedda Choruzi

Christmas Medley for Harp -- arr. Anna Maria Mendieta

Deck the Halls (in 7/8) -- Traditional, arr. James McKelvy

A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28 - Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Procession
Wolcum Yole!
There is no Rose
That yonge child
Balulalow
As Dew in Aprille
This little Babe
Interlude
In Freezing Winter Night
Spring Carol
Deo Gracias
Recession

Peace, Peace, Peace -- Fred Bock


May 1996

Poetry in Song

Muriel Fore, Director
Lino Rivera, Pianist
Gary Jagard and Chris Jagard, Horns
Nancy Knop, Flute

Life Has Loveliness to Sell -- James Mulholland

To Be Sung On the Water -- Samuel Barber (1910 -1981)

From Frostiana -- Randall Thompson (1899-1984)
A Girl’s Garden
Come In

Gesänge, Op.17 -- Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Es tönt ein voller Harfenklang
Lied von Shakespeare
Der Gartner
Gesang aus Fingal

Cantate Domino -- Guiseppe Pitono (1657-1743)

Las Amarillas -- Trad. Mexican, arr. Stephen Hatfield

Fine Sally -- Trad. American, arr. Bill Eriskson

maggie and millie and mollie and may -- e.e.cummings arr. Jeanne Weaver Fuller

Heart We Will Forget Him -- James Mulholland

Canterbury Bells -- Linda Steen Spevacek

Three Saints in One -- Michael Hurd (1928- )
Saint Valentine’s Day (14 February)
Spring Interlude
Saint Swithun’s Day (15 July)
Autumn Interlude
Saint Cecelia’s Day (22 November)

1994-1995 Season

December 1994

Rejoice, Rejoice

Mitchell Covington, Director
Lino Rivera, Piano

Laudamus Te - Rene Clausen

Oh! Queen of Heaven (16th c.) - Healey Willan (1880-1968)

This Endris Night (15th c.) - Lana Walter

Domine Deus - Cristobal Morales (1500-1533)

Rejoice!, Rejoice! - William Byrd (1538-1623)

Balts sniedzins snieg uz skujinam - Trad. Latvian, Andrejs Jansons

Ave Maria (In homage to Zoltán Kodály) - Laszlo Halmos (b. 1909)

Christmas Dance of the Shepherds - Trad. Hungarian, Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)

Gloria - Agneta Skold

Tota pulchra es (Quatre Motets, Op. 10 - Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)

D’ou Vien-tu, Bergere? - Trad. French carol, Howard Cable

Noel des Enfants qui n’ont plus de maison - Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

It Was the Winter Wild (from Hodie) - Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Dancing Day - John Rutter

Angelus Ad Virginem - 14th century

A Virgin Most Pure - Trad. English

Personent Hodie - from Piae Cantiones (1582)

There Is No Rose - 15th century

Coventry Carol - 15th century

Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day - Trad. English

The First Nowell - Trad. English


May 1995

Love is a Terrible Thing: 20th Century Concert

Mitchell Covington, Director
Lino Rivera, Piano

Spring - Karl Korte (1966)

The Winged Joy - Kirke Mechem (1968)
Love is a Terrible Thing
The Message
The Cynic
A Farewell
Love Came Back at Fall O’Dew
Red May
You Say There Is No Love

In The Valley of The Moon - Felicia Sandler (1998)

Memory - Crystal La Point Kowalski (1989)

Hey Nonny No! - Crystal La Point Kowalski (1989)

Fall, Leaves, Fall - Houston Bright (1967)

The Sigh That Heaves the Grasses - Houston Bright (1967)

As Freedom Is A Breakfastfood - Ronald Perera (1984), text by e. e. cummings

And So It Goes - Billy Joel (1989), arr. Mitchell Covington

1993-1994 Season

December 1993

A Host of Angels

Mitchell Covington, Director
Lino Rivera, Piano

Wexford Carol - Traditional Irish, arr. Mary Goetze

Ave Maria - Hildegard von Bingen (12th c.)

Puer natus est - Cristobal Morales (1500-1533)

O magnum mysterium - Cristobal Morales

Pueri haebriorum - Randall Thomspon (1899-1984)

Carol of the Rose (from The Place of the Blest) - Randall Thompson (1899-1984)

Lullabye (from Hodie) - Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Ave Maria - Michael Head

Hosanna - Knut Nystedt (b. 1915)

Tyrley, Tyrlow - Ancient Christmas Text, setting by Williametta Spencer

Seven Joys of Christmas, op. 25a - Kirke Mechem
I. The Joy of Love, “This is the Truth” - Trad. English
II. The Joy of Bells, “Din don! merrily on high” - Trad. French
III. The Joy of Mary, “Joseph dearest, Joseph mine” - Trad. German
IV. The Joy of Children, “Patapan” - Trad. Burgundian
V. The Joy of the New Year, “New Year Song” - Trad. Japanese
VI. The Joy of Dance, “God bless the master of this house” - Trad. English


May 1994

A Night in Old Vienna

Mitchell Covington, Director
Lino Rivera, Piano

Minnelied (12 Lieder und Romanzen, op, 44 no. 1) - Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Die Müllerin (12 Lieder und Romanzen, op, 44 no. 5) - Johannes Brahms

Ständchen (Serenade) Op. 17 no. 2 - Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

Von dem Rosenbusch (Spanisches Liederspiel, Op 74) - Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Ellen’s zweiter Gesang - Franz Schubert (1797-1828), arr. Johannes Brahms

Gretchen am Spinrade - Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Ständchen (Serenade) Op. 135 - Franz Schubert

Hungarian Dance #1 in G Minor, Kanons Op. 13 - Johannes Brahms
#2, Grausam erweiset sich Amor an mir
#7, Wenn die Klänge nahn und fliehen
#5, Wille, wille, will, der Mann ist Kommen

Vier Gesänge Op. 17 - Johannes Brahms
Es tönt ein voller Harfenklang
Lied von Shakespeare
Der Gärtner
Gesang aus Fingal

Liebeslieder Waltzes Op. 52, 67 - Johannes Brahms
Wie des Abends schöne Röte
Nein, Geliebter, setze dich
Vögelein durchrauscht die Luft

Dreams of Spring (Waltzes from Die Fledermaus) - Johann Strauss (1825-1899)

1992-1993 Season

December 1992

Christmas in London

Mitchell Covington, Director
Lino Rivera, Piano

Gloria in Excelsis - John Taverner (ca. 1495-1545)

Lullaby, My Sweet Little Baby - William Byrd (1538-1623), arr. Norman Greyson

Lute-Book Lullaby - W. Ballet (17th c.), arr. John Rutter

Little Lamb, Who Made Thee? - Wesley Ellis, Poem - William Blake (1757-1827)

Canticles of the Virgin Mary - Michael Hurd
Queen of Heaven
Adam Lay Ybounden
O Queen of Heaven

A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28 - Benjamin Britten
Procession
Wolcum Yole!
There is no Rose
That yonge child
Balulalow
As Dew in Aprille
This little Babe
Interlude
In Freezing Winter Night
Spring Carol
Deo Gracias
Recession


May 1993

A Garland of Song

Mitchell Covington, Director
Lino Rivera, Piano

Da Hai a Gu Xiang (China) - Wang Liping, arr. Wu Guojun

Ahrirang (Korea) - Traditional Korean, arr. Mitchell Covington

Polevetzian Maidens (Russia) from Prince Igor - Alexander Borodin (1834-1887)

Nigra Sum (Syria) - Pablo Casals (1876-1973)

Dujnel Idi Ut Jufcetja (Bulgarian) - Traditional, arr. R.Danov

Tiho Nad Rickoju (Ukraine) - Traditional, Inst. arr. J. Johnson

Gamelan (Java) - R. Murray Schafer

Choral Hymns fron the Rig Veda, op.26 no.3 (Sanscrit) - Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
I. Hymn to the Dawn
II. Hymn to the Waters
III. Hymn to Vena
IV. Hymn of the Travelers

She’s like the swallow (Newfoundland folk song) - arr. Luigi Zaninelli

Trut, Trut (French)

Dis Moi Beau Printemps (French)

1991-1992 Season

December 1991

Carols Medieval to Modern

Mitchell Covington, Director
Marcia McMormack, Piano

Gloria in Excelsis - Anonymous

Adoramus Te Christe - Orlando Lassus (1532-1594)

Magnificat - G. P. Palestrina (1525-1594)

Lift Thine Eyes - Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Laudate Pueri - Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Resonemus Laudibus - 14th c. Latin Hymn

Stella Spendens - from the Librevermille (14th c.)

Nova! Nova! - 14th c. Carol

Angelus Ad Virginum - 14th c., setting by David Willcodks

Quem Pastores - 14th c., setting by John Rutter

There Is No Rose - 12th c., setting by Benjamin Britten

Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day - 12th c., setting John Rutter


May 1992

Salut Printemps!

Mitchell Covington, Director
Marcia McMormack, Piano

Tota pulchra es Maria, Op. 10, No. 1 - Maurice Duruflé (1902-1988)

Ave Verum Corpus - Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Ave Maria - Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Tantum ergo - Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Maria Mater gratiae, Op. 47, No. 2 - Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Messe Basse - Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Kyrie
Sanctus
Benedictus
Agnus Dei

Beau Printemps - Roland de Lassus (1532-1594)

Margot labourez les vignes bien tost - Jean de Castro (early 16th c.)

A Paris - Anonymous (13th c.)

Mignonne - Guillaume Costeley (1531-1606)

Il et bel et bon - Passereau (late 16th c.)

En priere (arr. Covington) - Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924), arr. Covington

Salut Printemps - Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Reverie - Claude Debussy (1862-1918)