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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Summer Reading 4

A terrific book for teachers is Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College by Doug Lemov.

Lemov, who is managing director of Uncommon Schools (a charter school program), spent a lot of time observing master teachers to see what techniques they use. He's collected 49 techniques and describes them in detail in this book. He also includes a DVD, referenced throughout, which shows examples of teachers using the techniques, incredibly important to understand (and eventually being able to apply) the techniques yourself.

There is a lot about classroom management, an area that is so incredibly challenging for new teachers--and without it, not a lot of learning can take place.

But there's much more as well, ways to drive excellence in your classroom.

Much of this can be fairly easily adapted to the choral situation, but what would be great (and a great doctoral topic) would be to follow through in observing and filming choral master teachers with a view towards these techniques (or new ones) to see how they're applied.

You could also build a great course for soon-to-be student teachers around this book.

Don't think it's only for K-12 (even though that's its stated level) there's much for the college/university teacher or leader of community or church choirs as well. The principles don't change!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Repertoire: pre-1983

Here's the last post on repertoire/programs with various ensembles. It includes my time at Mt. Holyoke College (I'll have to fill out the repertoire here sometime), the first years with the Pacific NW Bach Festival, and the seven years with Seattle Pro Musica (which I founded). I started Pro Musica with a chamber choir, then in the second year started a group (instrumental and vocal) devoted to performing Bach cantatas once a month. I was inspired to do this after watching Helmuth Rilling do a Kantate-Fest at the Gedächtniskirche in Stuttgart in the fall of 1971. After working with the instrumentalists of the Bach Ensemble and for choral/orchestral works with the Pro Musica Singers, we also did a chamber orchestra the last three years. This was a terrific experience and I did 71 different programs in the 7 years I conducting that ensemble.

I haven't included 10 years of being a church musician as well, which did include a lot of repertoire--2 years at a small Lutheran Church (I did my first Bach cantata there: Christlag in Todesbanden) and 8 years at University United Methodist Temple.


1980-1983

From 1980-1983 I taught at Mt. Holyoke College in Massachusetts—two of those years I conducted the all-Freshman class Concert Choir, in the middle year took the upperclass Glee Club while Cathy Melhorn was on sabbatical—with these groups I did a wide variety of repertoire for women’s voices, including a concert of premieres by composers from the Northeast chapter of the American Society of University Composers—in addition, I conducted several Bach cantatas on a series at the University Chapel, plus works in combination with men’s choruses from other universities (Columbia, University of Virginia, Wooster Polytechnic), including Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, and Orff’s Carmina Burana)

Pacific NW Bach Festival (Spokane), period instruments

This festival took place in Spokane, WA, run by David Dutton (baroque oboe) and Beverly Biggs (harpsichord)--a combination of local musicians and imports took part in this festival, which I conducted from the very first one through seven years (my touring schedule at PLU, in January, finally meant I had to leave the festival). Concertmasters included Stanley Ritchie, Elizabeth Blumenstock, Daniel Stepner, and others. Janet See, a fabulous baroque flute player who later was John Elliott Gardner's flutist in London, was also part of the festival from the beginning. There were a variety of soloists, but particularly Max Van Egmont, the noted Dutch baritone, from the second year of the festival, and Nancy Zylstra, soprano. Getting to conduct Max in Bach's Ich habe genug was a special memory. The chorus was all local. A great experience each January for seven years.

1983
Cantata #212 Peasant Cantata........... J.S. Bach
Cantata #49 Ich geh’ und suche mit Verlangen
Motet #1 Singet dem Herrn
Cantata #213 Lasst uns sorgen, lasst uns wachen
La Fête du Soleil (scene from the Second Act of Les Indes Galantes)........... Rameau

1982
Cantata #202 Wedding Cantata........... J.S. Bach
Cantata #8 Liebster Gott, wann werd’ ich sterben
Magnificat........... C.P.E. Bach
Opera: Pimpinone, or The Unequal Marriage........... Telemann
Ballet Music from Hippolyte et Aricie........... Rameau

1981
Cantata #152 Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn........... J.S. Bach
Motet #6 Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden
Missa Brevis in F

1980
Cantata #158 Der Friede sei mit dir........... J.S. Bach
Cantata #32 Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen
Cantata #208 Hunting Cantata

1979
Cantata #40 Dazu is erschienen der Sohn Gottes........... J.S. Bach
Cantata #80 Ein Feste Burg
Cantata #212 Peasant Cantata
(a very young Thomas Hampson was baritone soloist for these concerts)

1973-1980—Seattle Pro Musica

From 1973-1980 I was Artistic Director/Conductor for the Seattle Pro Musica ensembles: Pro Musica Singers (1973-80), Bach Ensemble (1974-80), and Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra (1977-80). In those seven years I conducted 71 different programs, with repertoire including:

C. P. E.  Bach              Magnificat
J. S.  Bach                   Motets: Jesu, meine FreudeSinget dem Herrn; Lobet den Herrn
                                    Christmas Oratorio
                                    Easter Oratorio
                                    Magnificat
                                    Mass in B Minor
                                    St. John Passion
                                    St. Matthew Passion
                                    41 Cantatas (nos. 1, 8, 11, 12, 16, 20,  26, 32, 33, 39, 40, 41, 43, 46, 66, 70, 75, 76, 78, 80, 82, 93, 95, 105, 106, 112, 127, 129, 143, 146, 147, 148, 149, 158, 172, 182, 196, 199, 208, 212, 213)
Bartok                         Romanian Folk Dances for Chamber Orchestra
Beethoven                  Symphony no.1
Brahms                       Motets, Op. 29
Britten                        Choral Dances from "Gloriana"
                                    Rejoice in the Lamb
                                    Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
                                    Simple Symphony
Byrd                            Mass for Four Voices
Carissimi                    Jepthe
Debussy                     Trois Chansons
Elgar                           Serenade for Strings
Handel                        Dixit Dominus
                                    Messiah
Haydn                         Part-Songs for Four Voices and Piano
                                    Harmoniemesse
                                    Cello Concerto in C Major
Monteverdi                Vespers of 1610
Mozart                        Mass in C Minor
                                    Requiem
                                    Piano Concerto in  D Minor, K. 466
                                    Symphony #29 in A
                                    Symphony #40 in g
Poulenc                       Christmas Motets
                                    Un Soir de Neige
                                    Deux Marches et un Intermede
Purcell                        Come, Ye Sons of Art
Ravel                           Trois Chansons
Rossini                        String Sonatas # 3 and 6
Schubert                     Symphony #5
Sibelius                       Romanza in C, for Strings
Tippett                        Magnificat
Vaughan Williams     Flos Campi (for Viola solo, chorus and chamber orchestra)
Wolf                            Sechs Geistliche Lieder
                                     Italian Serenade (Viola solo and strings)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Repertoire: 1983-1984 to 1989-1990

This keeps going back, in this case to the beginning of my time at Pacific Lutheran University (1983-84), including concerts with the Choir of the West, the Choral Union (which I founded in 1984), some guest conducting, and some of my concerts with the Pacific Northwest Bach Festival (with period instruments). It includes the Britten War Requiem, a number of concerts with the Seattle-based professional Northwest Chamber Orchestra (Handel Dixit Dominus, Bach Mass in B Minor, Britten Cantata Misericordium), and a number of premieres, most notably Peter Schickele's The Twelve Months with pianist Robin McCabe.


1989-1990

October—PLU Choir of the West
Mass in G........... Schubert

November—prepared Choir of the West for Beethoven 9th Symphony with the Tacoma Symphony, Ed Sefarian conducting

November—PLU Choral Union
Piano Concerto in C, K. 467........... Mozart
Mass in C Minor (“The Great”)

March—PLU Choral Union
Missa Brevis in D........... Britten
Rejoice in the Lamb
A nyúl éneke........... Lajos Bardos
Chichester Psalms (organ, percussion, harp version)........... Bernstein


April—PLU Choir of the West tour program (WA, ID, British Columbia)
Agnus Dei........... Morley
All People Clap Your Hands........... Weelkes
Behold, the Hour Cometh........... Tomkins
Gloria........... Lars Edlund
Singet dem Herrn........... J.S. Bach
Due Corali........... Ildebrando Pizzetti
The Godmaking of the Skies and the Earth........... Gregory Youtz (premiere)
2 English Folksongs

June 19, 1990 – Portland Baroque Orchestra (period instruments) – Portland, Oregon
Piano Concerto in A (K. 414)........... Mozart
Exsultate Jubilate
Symphony #29 in A Major

Summer 1990 spent in Sweden, doing research for my dissertation

1988-1989

I was on sabbatical during this academic year, attending the College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati through March, then spending the month of April in Sweden (researching dissertation topic) and May in Germany

1987-1988

November—PLU Choir of the West
Concerto for Piano & Chorus “The Twelve Months”........... Peter Schickele
(commissioned for the Choir of the West, premiered with pianist Robin McCabe)

November—PLU Choral Union
Concerto for Organ, Timpani & Strings........... Poulenc
Four Motets........... Duruflé
Requiem........... Fauré

December—PLU Choirs Christmas concert, including
In terra pax........... Gerald Finzi

April—PLU Choir of the West tour program (WA, OR, then after graduation to England)
Psalm 122........... David Dahl
Psalm 100........... Cindy McTee
Missa Papae Marcelli........... Palestrina
Ave maria........... Franz Biebl
Os Justi........... Bruckner
2 Folksongs from the Americas
Warum toben die Heiden........... Mendelssohn
When David Heard........... Norman Dinerstein
3 Spirituals

May—PLU Choral Union
Creation........... Haydn

1986-1987

November—PLU Choral Union
Overture to Coriolan........... Beethoven
Choral Fantasy
Mass in C

December—PLU Christmas concert, including
Magnificat........... J.S. Bach

January—PLU Choir of the West tour program (WA, OR, CA)
All People Clap Your Hands........... Thomas Weelkes
Tu Pauperum Refugium........... Josquin
In Hora Ultima........... Lassus
Concert Mass........... Robert Suderberg
Deutsches Magnificat........... Schütz
3 Chorlieder from Op. 104........... Brahms
Singet Frisch und Wohlgemuth........... Hugo Distler

March—PLU Choir of the West (part of a Lenten service)
Christus factus est........... Bruckner
Miserere........... Allegri

May—PLU Choirs & Choral Union (I conducted large choir & orchestra, Jerry Kract conducted chamber orchestra and tenor/baritone soloists)
War Requiem........... Britten
1985-1986

November—PLU Choral Union
Harpsichord Concerto in G........... Haydn
Part Songs
Nelson Mass

December—PLU Choirs Christmas concert, including
Officium Pastorum (premiere performance)........... Gregory Youtz

January—PLU Choir of the West tour program (Minneapolis, Boston, NY, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., North Carolina, and Florida)
Richte mich, Gott........... Mendelssohn
Jauchzet dem Herrn
Jephte........... Carissimi
A Latter-Day Athenian Speaks........... John Gardner
Trois Chansons........... Ravel
Insalata Italiana........... Geneé

April—PLU Choir of the West with NW Chamber Orchestra
Dixit Dominus........... Handel
Cantata Misericordium........... Britten

1984-1985

November—PLU Choral Union
Epistle Sonata........... Mozart
Ave verum corpus
Requiem

December—PLU Choirs Christmas concert, including
Gloria........... Poulenc

January—PLU Choir of the West t our program (WA, ID)
Die mit tränen säen........... Schütz
Der Zwölfjährige Jesus im Tempel
Komm, Jesu, Komm........... J.S. Bach
Come Mighty Father........... Handel
Draw the Tear
How Excellent Thy Name
Libera me........... Lajos Bardos
Schaffe in mir, Gott (Op. 29, no. 2)........... Brahms
Trois Chansons........... Debussy

January—Pacific NW Bach Festival (Spokane), period instruments
Cantata 50........... Bach
Magnificat in D (with Christmas interpolations from earlier Magnificat in Eb)

March—PLU Choir of the West, with Robin and Rachelle McCabe, pianists
Liebeslieder Walzer........... Brahms

April—PLU Choir of the West with the NW Chamber Orchestra
Mass in B Minor........... J.S. Bach

May—PLU Choral Union
Israel in Egypt........... Handel

1983-1984

October—prepared PLU Choir of the West for University Symphony Orchestra, Jerry Kracht, conductor, for 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s birth
Frau Musica........... Cindy McTee (premiere)
Cantata 80, Ein Feste Burg........... J.S. Bach

December—PLU Christmas concert, including
Cantata 191, Gloria in excelsis Deo........... J.S. Bach

January—Pacific NW Bach Festival (Spokane), period instruments
Cantata #211, Coffee Cantata........... J.S. Bach
Cantata #56, Ich will den Kreutzstab gerne tragen (Max van Egmont, soloist)
St. John Passion

March—PLU Choir of the West tour program (WA, OR, CA)
A Mighty Fortress........... arr. Cindy McTee
Lenten Motets........... Poulenc
Jesu, meine Freude........... J.S. Bach
“Uppsala Magnificat”........... Schütz
Choruses from ‘The Lark’........... Bernstein
Jerusalem........... Parry
Like as the Hart........... Howells
Jubilate Deo........... William Walton
Several Spirituals

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Repertoire: 1990-91 to 2000-01

Here's a continuation of my repertoire/concert list from 1990-91 to 2000-2001, the period that includes the last decade at PLU, Seattle Symphony Chorale (1990-94), and the beginnings of Choral Arts (1993) and Pro Coro (1999). Lots of repertoire with the SSO Chorale, plus 9 recordings on Delos; the beginnings with both Choral Arts in Seattle and Pro Coro Canada in Edmonton; and some other great repertoire (from Brahms 4th Symphony to Verdi Requiem and my first time conducting the Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil in '96); premieres of my friend Richard Nance's works; lots of Swedish repertoire; and three years at the Anchorage Music Festival (beginning with Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem when I substituted for Robert Shaw in 1993).


2000-2001

September 30, 2000—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton)            Gems and Masterworks
Singet dem Herrn........... Bach
I Will Lay Me Down in Peace........... Healy Willan
Behold, the Tabernacle of God
Rise Up, My Love, My Fair One
A Clear Midnight
Eulogies........... John Estacio
Zigeunerlieder........... Brahms
The Shower........... Edward Elgar
The Fountain
My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land
Music to Hear........... George Shearing

October 21 & 22, 2000—Choral Arts (Seattle)                            In Love with Shakespeare
Three Shakespeare Songs........... Håkan Parkman
Orpheus with his Lute........... Lars Johan Werle
Songs of Ariel........... Frank Martin
Fancies I........... Sven-Erik Johanson
Three Shakespeare Songs........... Ralph Vaughan Williams
Music to Hear........... George Shearing

November 18, 2000—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton)

Guest appearance by the Vancouver Chamber Choir
Choirs combined for Brahms’ Fest- und Gedänksprüche, Op. 109, which I conducted, and Rise, Shine conducted by Jon Washburn


November, 2000—Guest conductor with the Pacific Lutheran University Symphony Orchestra
Capriol Suite........... Peter Warlock
In terra pax........... Gerald Finzi
(Choir of the West and University Chorale)
Symphony #4 in E Minor........... Johannes Brahms

December 16 & 17, 2000—Choral Arts (Seattle)            A Choral Arts Christmas
A variety of shorter carols, plus Lauridsen’s O Nata Lux and Richard Nance’s Magnificat.

December 22 & 23—Choral Arts on Seattle Symphony’s Christmas Concert with the Watjen Organ
Some works from the above program, plus the Pinkham Christmas Cantata

January 20, 2001—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton)            Ceremony & Celebration
Vinamintra elitavi........... Thomas Jennefelt
Lux aeterna........... Ligeti
Past Life Melodies........... Sarah Hopkins
Raua Needmine (Curse of Iron)........... Veljo Tormis
in pursuit of ephemera (Premiere)........... Laurie Radford
Pas de Danse........... Lionel Daunais

March 3 & 4, 2001—Choral Arts (Seattle)            A Rose in Winter
Three Part-songs........... Edward Elgar
Requiem........... Herbert Howells
Five Flower Songs........... Benjamin Britten
Un Soir de Neige........... Francis Poulenc
Due Corali........... Ildebrando Pizzetti
Les Chansons des Roses........... Morten Lauridsen

April 15, 2001 – Sunrise Celebration, Edmonton, Alberta
—Broadcast nationally by both CBC Radio and Television
—Pro Coro Canada, Madrigal Singers of the Univ. of Alberta and members of  seven other choirs from Edmonton, plus a brass ensemble from the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. I conducted:
Behold, the Tabernacle of God........... Healy Willan
Rise Up, My Love, My Fair One........... Willan
I Will Sing unto the Lord........... Peter Hallock
Spaseniye Sodelal (Salvation is Created)........... Pavel Chesnokov
Shestopsalmiye (from the Vespers)........... Sergei Rachmaninoff
I’m Gonna Sing ‘til the Spirit Moves in My Heart........... Moses Hogan
plus hymns with brass and audience

April 18, 2001
Vespers of 1610—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton)........... Monteverdi
(period-instrument band: strings and continuo from Vancouver, B.C.,
cornetti and sackbuts: The Whole Noyse Consort from the Bay area
Soloists include: Linda Perillo & Eva Bostrand, sopranos;
Paul Elliott & Colin Balzer, tenors; Paul Grindlay, bass)

May 3, 2001—PLU—Choir of the West Tour Program
(post-graduation, concerts given in Oslo, Trondheim, & Bergen, Norway; Stockholm & Uppsala in Sweden from May 31-June 9))
Spem in alium........... Thomas Tallis
Ave Maria........... Morten Lauridsen
Choruses from ‘The Lark’........... Leonard Bernstein
Psalm 90........... Charles Ives
Jauchzet dem Herrn........... Mendelssohn
Richte mich, Gott........... Mendelssohn
Three Spirituals........... arr. Moses Hogan


May 4 & 5, 2001—Choral Arts (Seattle)            Lumen—Music of Light
Lumen (Candlemas chant)
Te lucis ante terminum........... Thomas Tallis
Bring us, O Lord God........... William Harris
Svyetye tihi........... Sergei Rachmaninoff
O coruscans lux stellarum........... Hildegard of Bingen
O Nata lux........... Thomas Tallis
Hymn to the Creator of Light........... John Rutter
 Hail, gladdening Light........... Charles Wood
Svyetye tihi (Hail, gladdening Light)........... Alexander Gretchaninoff
Lux aeterna........... Edwind Fissinger
O Lux beata Trinitas........... William Byrd
Svyetye tihi........... P.I. Tchaikovsky
Lux aeterna........... György Ligeti
Lucis Creator Optime........... G. P. da Palestrina
Ninye otpushcahyeshi (Nunc dimittis)........... Sergei Rachmaninoff

May 15 & 16, 2001
PLU combined choirs and orchestra
Requiem........... Verdi

1999-2000

October 2, 1999—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton)            Virtuoso Choral Music
Ejszaka & Reggel........... György Ligeti
Hymn to St. Cecilia........... Britten
Fünf Gesänge, Op. 104........... Brahms
Kung Liljekonvalje........... David Wikander
Gloria........... Lars Edlund
Salve Regina/Exsultate Deo........... Poulenc
A Medieval Bestiary........... R. Murray Schafer
Aftonen /O Jungfrun hon går I ringen........... Hugo Alfvén

November 6 & 7, 1999—Choral Arts (Seattle)            In Love with Shakespeare
Three Shakespeare Songs........... Donna Gartman Schultz
Songs of Ariel........... Frank Martin
Fancies I........... Sven-Eric Johansson
Three Shakespeare Songs........... Ralph Vaughan Williams
Music To Hear........... George Shearing
Two Songs from the ‘Liebeslieder Polkas’........... PDQ Bach

December—PLU Christmas concert—a variety of works plus,
Magnificat........... J.S. Bach


January 22, 2000—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton)            Baroque & Beyond
Beatus Vir........... Monteverdi
Die mit Tränen säen........... Schütz
Madrigali........... Morten Lauridsen
Der Zwölfjährige Jesus im Tempel........... Schütz
Gloria a 7 voci concertata........... Monteverdi
Selig sind die Toten........... Schütz
Four Eulogies (world premiere)........... John Estacio
Dixit Secondo........... Monteverdi

February 26 & 27, 2000—Choral Arts (Seattle)            A Rose in Winter
O Domine........... Thomas Jennefelt
Mass........... Frank Martin
Lorca Suite........... Einojuhani Rautavaara
Five Poems of Guillaume Apollinaire........... Lionel Daunais
Four Arrangements........... Norman Luboff


March 5, 2000—PLU Choir of the West—NW ACDA Conference
Pater Noster........... Javier Busto
Pater Noster........... Jacob Handl
Agnus Dei........... Sven-David Sandström
O Nata Lux........... Morten Lauridsen

March 6, 2000—Choral Arts             NW ACDA Conference, Seattle
O Domine........... Thomas Jennefelt
Mass (all but Agnus Dei)........... Frank Martin
Five Poems of Guillaume Apollinaire........... Lionel Daunais
Four Arrangements........... Norman Luboff

April 21, 2000—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton)
Messiah........... Handel
(members of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Henrietta Schellenberg, Catherine Robbin, Michiel Schrey, Paul Grindlay, soloists)

May, 2000—PLU Choir of the West
Mass for a New Millennium (world premiere)........... Richard Nance

May 6 & 7, 2000—Choral Arts (Seattle)            The Glory of the Cathedral
Chant Introit (men)
Cantus Missae (Kyrie & Gloria)........... Gabriel Rheinberger
Chant: Tota pulchra es, Maria (women)
Tota pulchra es, Maria........... Anton Bruckner
Cantus Missae (Credo)........... Rheinberger
Os Justi........... Bruckner
Cantus Missae (Sanctus & Benedictus)........... Rheinberger
Pater Noster........... Franz Liszt
Cantus Missae (Agnus Dei)........... Rheinberger
Ave Maria........... Bruckner

  
1998-1999

October, 3 & 4, 1998—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton)            Tour de France
              Six Chansons........... Hindemith
              (Renaissance chansons—Passereau, Lassus & Clemens—sung by
                            quartets from the choir)
              Les Fleurs et Les Arbres........... Camille Saint-Saëns
              Les Chansons des Roses........... Morten Lauridsen
              Five Apollinaire Settings........... Lionel Daunais
              (3 more renaissance chansons by Petit, Mouton & des Prez sung by
                             quartets from the choir)

October 17 & 18, 1998—Choral Arts (Seattle)            The Glory of Russian Music
(all sung in Slavonic)
We Have No Other Help........... Chesnokov
The Angel Cried Out........... Tchaikovsky
Vespers (nos. 1-6)........... Rachmaninoff
Choir Concerto........... Alfred Schnittke

Dec. 19 & 20, 1998—Choral Arts (Seattle)            Christmas in Scandinavia
(Essentially a repeat of the program for Season V—most now on the Loft Recordings CD: Christmas in Scandinavia)

January Tour (Oregon, California, Arizona)—PLU Choir of the West
Ave Maris Stella........... Javier Busto
Ave Maria........... Bruckner
Ave Maris Stella........... Trond Kverno
Cantus Missae, Op. 109........... Josef Rheinberger
Madrigali........... Morten Lauridsen
Alleluia........... Randall Thompson
Due North........... Stephen Chatman

Feb. 19 & 20, 1999—Choral Arts (Seattle)            A Rose in Winter
Psalm 100........... Cindy McTee
Die mit Tränen säen........... Schein
Tristis est anima mea........... Kuhnau
Madrigali........... Lauridsen
5 Poems by Apollonaire........... Lionel Daunais
Sechs Geistliche Lieder........... Hugo Wolf

March 19 & 26, 1999—Choral Arts (Seattle)            Passio
Passio........... Arvo Pärt

April—10 men from the PLU Choir of the West prepared for a performance with the Northwest Chamber Orchestra, Adam Stern, conductor
L’Allegro........... Handel

May 21-27, 1999            International Chamber Choir Competition, Marktoberdorf, Germany

With music chosen from the Rose in Winter program above, Choral Arts received a special prize for interpretation of romantic music for our performance of two of Wolf’s Sechs Geistliche Lieder. Besides the competition, the choir sang two independent concerts and sang for two church services.

1997-1998

Fall concert—PLU Choir of the West
Os Justi........... Bruckner
Magnificat in G........... C.V. Stanford
Agnus Dei........... Krzysztof Penderecki

October 18 & 19, 1997—Choral Arts (Seattle)            Baroque & Beyond
Beatus Vir........... Monteverdi
Crucifixus........... Lotti
O vos omnes........... Joakim Unander
Saul, Saul, was verfolgst du mich?........... Schütz
Gloria a 7........... Monteverdi
Der zwölfjährige Jesus im Tempel........... Schütz
Tristis est anima mea........... Kuhnau
Fire Madrigals........... Lauridsen
Dixit Dominus........... Monteverdi

December—PLU Choir of the West Christmas program, with
Gloria........... Poulenc

December 20 & 21, 1997—Choral Arts (Seattle            Christmas in Scandinavia
Program recorded for Loft CD, Christmas in Scandinavia
Det är en ros utsprungen........... Praetorius/Jan Sandström
Den yndigste rose........... Henrik Ødegaard
Deilig er den himmel blaa........... arr. Paul Christiansen
Ave maris stella........... Bror Samuelson
När det lider mot jul........... Ruben Lijefors
Jeg er så glad........... arr. Paul Christiansen
Ave maris stella........... Trond Kverno
O makalösa stjärna........... Sventelius, arr. Ola Eriksson
Sanctus........... Jan Sandström
Swedish Christmas Medley........... arr. Berith Ballard
Ave Maria........... Gottfrid Berg
Jul, jul, strålande jul!........... Gustaf Nordqvist
Ave maris stella........... Grieg
O Jul med din glede........... traditional Norwegian

February 20 & 22, 1998—Choral Arts (Seattle)            A Rose in Winter
Der zweite Psalm........... Mendelssohn
Les Chansons des Roses........... Lauridsen
Ca’ the yowes........... arr. Vaughan Williams
The sailor and young Nancy........... arr. Moeran
The turtle-dove........... arr. Vaughan Williams
Hymn to St. Cecilia........... Britten
Villarosa sarialdi........... Thomas Jennefelt
Kung Liljekonvalje........... arr. David Wikander
Och jungfrun hon går i ringen........... Hugo Alfvén

April 21 & 22, 1998—Choral Arts & PLU Choir of the West            Music of Space, Time, & Infinity
Choral Arts:
Crucifixus........... Lotti
Warum ist das Licht gegeben........... Brahms
Lux Aeterna........... György Ligeti
Combined Choirs:
Totus tuus........... Henryk Górecki
…a riveder le stelle........... Ingvar Lidholm
Choir of the West:
O Domine........... Thomas Jennefelt
Ave Maria........... Mendelssohn

May—PLU Choir of the West
Works above, plus
Chichester Psalms........... Bernstein
Credo (premiere of this version)........... Richard Nance
(recorded on Credo CD)

1996-1997 (on sabbatical from PLU this year, finished work on dissertation)

July 20, 1996 – Veszprém Singing Week, Veszprém, Hungary
              Simple Gifts........... arr. Rene Clausen
              Obey the Spirit of the Lord........... arr. Robert DeCormier
              Shut de Do........... arr. Mark Hayes
              Chichester Psalms........... Bernstein

November 22 & 24, 1996—Choral Arts & Northwest Sinfonietta
Coronation Mass........... Mozart
(I conducted the Mass, NW Sinfonietta conductor led Jupiter Symphony)

February 8 & 9, 1997—Choral Arts (Seattle)            Passion of the Baroque
Ardo Avvampo........... Monteverdi
Hor ch’el ciel e la terra
Amor
Beatus Vir
Laudate Dominum
Vater Unser........... Schütz
Der zwölfjährige Jesus im Tempel
Die mit tränen säen
Selig sind die Toten

May 3 & 4, 1997—Choral Arts (Seattle)            Romance, Fire and Fairytales
Richte mich, Gott........... Mendelssohn
Luci serene e chiare........... Gesualdo
“Fire Madrigals”........... Morten Lauridsen
As Torrents in Summer........... Elgar
The Blue Bird........... Stanford
Londonderry Air........... arr. Grainger
Fünf Gesänge, Op. 104........... Brahms
Regn og Rusk og Rosenbusk........... Bo Holten
Music for Awhile........... Purcell, arr. Gunnar Ericsson

June 28, 1997—Choral Arts (prepared for Seattle International Music Festival, Dimitri Sitkovetsky, conductor)
Acis and Galatea........... Handel


1995-1996

Fall Concert—PLU Choir of the West
Mass in G Minor........... Vaughan Williams

October 21 & 22, 1995—Choral Arts (Seattle)—program shared with another ensemble
Choruses from ‘The Lark’........... Bernstein
Missa Brevis........... Palestrina

November 24, 25, & 26, 1995—Choral Arts (prepared for the Mark Morris Dance Company)
Dido and Aeneas........... Purcell

December—PLU Choir of the West—Christmas program, included
Ringeltänze........... Libby Larsen

December 22, 1995—Choral Arts (Seattle)
A Holiday Celebration—from Carols to Jazz (a shared concert with the Society Jazz Band, sponsored by the Puget Sound Music Society)

March 23 & 24, 1996—Choral Arts (Seattle)
Musikalische Exequien........... Schütz

April, 1996—PLU Choir of the West
All Night Vigil (Vespers)........... Rachmaninoff
(CD recording made of this work)

May 17, 1996—Pro Coro Canada (Edmonton)            Summer Music
             Sumer is icumin in
             Les Chansons des Roses........... Morten Lauridsen
             Five Flower Songs........... Britten
             La Passeggiata........... Rossini
             I Gondolieri
             The Bluebird........... C.V. Stanford
             Among the Leaves So Green........... arr. John Byrt
             As Torrents in Summer........... Elgar
             Bobby Shaftoe........... arr. David Willcocks
             Due Composizione Corali........... Ildebrando Pizzetti
              Och jungfrun hon går i ringen........... Hugo Alfvén
              Walkin’ on the Green Grass........... Michael Hennagin
              Domardansen........... Bengt Hallberg

1994-1995

October, 1994—PLU Choir of the West Fall Concert
Magnificat (Coll Reg)........... Herbert Howells
Bogoroditse devo........... Rachmaninoff
Faire is the Heaven........... William Harris

October 21 & 23, 1994—Choral Arts            Baroque Music of Mourning and Consolation
Canticum Simeonis, from Musikalische Exequien........... Schütz
Du aber, Daniel........... Telemann
Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit........... Bach
Komm, Jesu, komm........... Bach

February, 1995—PLU Choirs and Orchestra (dedication of new concert hall)
Credo........... Arvo Pärt

February 12 & 14, 1995—Choral Arts (Seattle)            Love & Lieder
Brigg Fair........... arr. Grainger
I Love My Love........... arr. Holst
The Turtle Dove........... arr. Vaughan Williams
Strawberry Fair........... arr. James
Ecco mormorar l’onde........... Monteverdi
Canzone 126 di Francesco Petrarca........... Lars Johan Werle
Il giardino di Affrodite........... Pizzetti
La Passegiata........... Rossini
Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52........... Brahms

March, 1995—PLU Choir of the West tour (Nevada, AZ, CA)
Ave Maris Stella........... Trond Kverno
Der Geisthilft unsrer Schwacheit auf........... J.S. Bach
Faire is the Heaven........... William Harris
3 Spirituals
Lorca Suite........... Einojuhani Rautavaara
Trois Chansons........... Ravel
O Day Full of Grace........... F. M. Christiansen

May 21, 1995—Choral Arts (Seattle)            Peter Hallock—A Retrospective
Let My Prayer Come Up as the Incense........... Peter Hallock
Exsultate Deo
Song of Moses
Gloria
Phoenix
Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem
(CD Recording, Cathedral Anthems: Music of Peter Hallock,
on Loft Recordings, released the following fall)

1993-1994

October—All-Saints Chapel—PLU Choir of the West
Requiem........... Herbert Howells

October—prepared Seattle Symphony Chorale for Orff Carmina Burana with the Pacific NW Ballet, Stewart Kershaw conducting

December—PLU Choirs—Christmas concert, including
Cantata 191, Gloria in Excelsis Deo........... J.S. Bach

December—prepared SSO Chorale for Messiah, Gerard Schwarz conducting

December—conducted SSO Chorale in their own Christmas concert

January 15 & 16, 1994—Choral Arts (Seattle)
Arma Lucis........... Jackson Berkey
Missa Papae Marcelli........... Palestrina
Hear my Prayer, O Lord........... Purcell/Sandström
Cantus Missae, Op. 109........... Josef Rheinberger

January—prepared SSO Chorale for Brahms Requiem, John Nelson conducting

January—PLU  Choir of the West Tour (WA, ID, MT)
Beati quorum via........... C.V. Stanford
Sicut cervus........... Palestrina
Os Justi........... Bruckner
Agnus Dei........... Sven-David Sandström
Missa Brevis in F (K. 192)........... Mozart
Six Chansons........... Hindemith
3 Folksongs........... arr. R. Vaughan Williams
Three American Folksongs (premiere)........... arr. Richard Nance

February—prepared Seattle Symphony Chorale for David Diamond This Sacred Ground, Gerard Schwarz conducting (also recorded for Delos)

March—prepared Seattle Symphony Chorale for Beethoven 9 with George Cleve conducting

April—prepared Seattle Symphony Chorale for Beethoven Missa Solemnis and Strauss Taillefaire

May—PLU Choirs prepared for University Symphony Orchestra, Jerry Kracht, cond.
Symphony No. 9........... Ludwig van Beethoven

May 6 & 8, 1994—Choral Arts (Seattle)
Singet dem Herrn........... Bach
Zigeunerlieder........... Brahms
Hymn to St. Cecilia........... Britten
I Gondolieri & La Passeggiata........... Rossini

May 22, 1994—guest conductor with Seattle Youth Symphony & Seattle Symphony Chorale
Symphony #2 in B Minor........... Alexander Borodin
Carmina Burana........... Carl Orff

June 12, 1994 – Anchorage Festival of Music, Anchorage, AK
            Ich habe genug (Richard Zeller, soloist)........... Bach
            Brandenburg Concerto #5........... Bach
            Symphony # 88........... Haydn
            Per questa bella mano (Richard Zeller)........... Mozart
            Rivolgete a lui lo sguardo

June 17, 1994 – Anchorage Festival of Music, Anchorage, AK
Messiah........... Handel

1992-1993

October—All Saint’s Chapel—Choir of the West
Requiem........... John Rutter

November—PLU Choral Union
Music of NW composers with organ and brass

November—prepared Seattle Symphony Chorale for Orff Carmina Burana, Donald Runnicles, conductor

December—PLU  Christmas concert, including
A Christmas Garland........... Conrad Susa

December—prepared Seattle Symphony Chorale for Handel Messiah, Gerard Schwarz conducting

December—prepared Seattle Symphony Chorale for Handel Judas Maccabaeus, Gerard Schwarz conducting

January—prepared Seattle Symphony Chorale for Holst Planets, Gerard Schwarz conducting


January 17, 1993—prepared Choral Arts for their inaugural concert, Eric Ericson conducting
Ecco mormorar l’onde........... Monteverdi
Sfogava con le stelle........... Monteverdi
Vineta, Op. 42 #3........... Brahms
Trois Chansons........... Debussy
Due Composizione Corali........... Ildebrando Pizzetti
Komm, Jesu, komm........... Bach
Agnus Dei........... Sven-David Sandström
De Profundis........... Ingvar Lidholm
Jorden oro viker........... Ludwig Norman
Rex Gloriosae........... Otto Olson
Kung Liljekonvalje........... arr. Wikander
Och jungfrun hon går i ringen........... Hugo Alfvén

January—PLU Choir of the West tour (WA, OR, CA)
All People Clap Your Hands........... Thomas Weelkes
If Ye Love Me........... Thomas Tallis
Alleluia, I Heard a Voice........... Thomas Weelkes
O Domine........... Thomas Jennefelt
Ave Maria........... Brahms
Ave Maria........... Franz Biebl
Magnificat........... René Clausen
Choruses from ‘The Lark’........... Bernstein
3 British Folksongs........... Holst and Vaughan Williams

February—prepared Seattle Symphony Chorale for Faure Requiem and Bright Sheng Suite from Song of Majnun (premiere), Gerard Schwarz conducting

Mar. 13, 1993—guest conducted Seattle Pro Musica (20th Anniversary Program)
            Jubilate Deo........... William Walton
            Festival Te Deum........... Benjamin Britten
            Drei Gesänge from Op. 104........... Brahms
            Singet dem Herrn........... Bach
            Saul........... Egil Hovland
            Three Medieval Lyrics (Premiere)........... Karen Thomas
            Three Scottish Folksongs........... arr. Mack Wilberg


March—prepared Seattle Symphony Chorale for Bloch America, Gerard Schwarz conducting (also recorded for Delos)

April—PLU Choral Union
Epistle Sonata, K. 328........... Mozart
Mass in G........... Schubert
Missa Brevis in F, K. 192........... Mozart


April—PLU Choir of the West & Northwest Chamber Orchestra
St. John Passion........... J.S. Bach

May—prepared Seattle Symphony Chorale for Debussy Nocturnes, Gerard Schwarz conducting

May—Seattle Symphony Chorale
All-Night Vigil........... Rachmaninoff

June—prepared Seattle Symphony Chorale for Copland Canticle of Freedom (only done for a recording, Gerard Schwarz conducting)

June 11, 1993 – Anchorage Festival of Music, Anchorage, AK
Royal Fireworks Music........... Handel
Concerto for Oboe in C (Alex Klein, soloist)........... Vivaldi
Concerto for Oboe in E Minor C (Alex Klein, soloist)........... Telemann
Orchestral Suite No. 3........... Bach

June 18, 1993 – Anchorage Festival of Music
Handel Choruses (Zadok the Priest, Music Spread Thy Voice Around,
                           Draw the Tear, Let their Celestial Concerts All Unite)
Jauchzet Gott (Nancy Zylstra, soloist)........... Bach
Sing unto God (Jeffrey Thomas, soloist)........... Handel

1991-1992

September—prepared Seattle Symphony Chorale for Mahler 3rd Symphony, Gerard Schwarz conducting

October—PLU Choir of the West—All Saints Service
Requiem........... Gabriel Fauré

October—prepared Seattle Symphony Chorale for Danielpour’s Journey without Distance, conducted by Gerard Schwarz (also recorded for Delos)

November—PLU Choral Union
music by Praetorius, Schütz, Gabrieli, Vaughan Williams, Hovland, and Foss with brass and organ:

November—prepared Seattle Symphony Chorale for Handel Suite, Pacific NW Ballet, Stewart Kershaw conducting

December—PLU Christmas concert, including
Hodie........... Vaughan Williams

December—prepared Seattle Symphony Chorale for Handel Messiah, Gerard Schwarz conducting

December—Seattle Symphony Chorale—Christmas concert

January—prepared Seattle Symphony Chorale for Walton Belshazzar’s Feast, Gerard Schwarz conducting

Feb. 8, 9, 1992—Portland Symphonic Choir            Many Voices in Early Song
Ecce beatam lucem........... Alessandro Striggio
O bone Jesu........... Robert Carver
Gloria........... Givovanni Gabrieli
Laudate Dominum terzo........... Claudio Monteverdi
Four madrigals........... Luca Marenzio
Spem in alium........... Thomas Tallis


April—PLU Choir of the West Spring concert—Music from Folk Traditions
Zigeunerlieder........... Brahms
Bushes and Briars........... Vaughan Williams, arr. Donald James
Londonderry Air........... arr. Percy Grainger
Goin’ Home Songs (premiere)........... Barbara Poulshock
My Lord, What a Mornin’........... Harry T. Burleigh
Obey the Spirit of the Lord........... arr. Robert DeCormier
Les Noces (sung in Russian)........... Igor Stravinsky

April—Seattle Symphony Chorale Lenten program
Bruckner Ecce Sacerdos & Os justi
Poulenc Lenten Motets
Bruckner Mass in E Minor

May—prepared PLU Choir of the West for the NW Chamber Orchestra, Sidney Harth conducting
Nelson Mass........... F.J. Haydn

May—PLU Choral Union
Coronation Anthems........... Handel
Wedding Anthem “Sing unto God”........... Handel

May—prepared Seattle Symphony Chorale for Beethoven 9th Symphony and Howard Hanson Symphony nr. 7—A Sea Symphony, Gerard Schwarz conducting (Hanson also recorded for Delos)

June 19, 1992—Anchorage Festival of Music, Anchorage, AK
Ein Deutsches Requiem........... Brahms
(I substituted for Robert Shaw, who was ill)

1990-1991

September—prepared Seattle Symphony  Chorale for Bach Wachet Auf, Gerard Schwarz conducting

October—prepared Seattle Symphony Chorale for Debussy Nocturnes, Maximiano Valdes conducting

November—PLU Choral Union
Liebeslieder Walzer........... Brahms
Requiem........... Rutter

December—prepared Seattle Symphony Chorale for Busoni Piano Concerto, Gerard Schwarz conducing

December—prepared Seattle Symphony Chorale for Handel Messiah, Christopher Kendall conducting

December—PLU Christmas concerts, including
Den heliga natten........... Hilding Rosenberg

January—Music Director/Conductor for PLU premiere performance of Gregory Youtz’s opera, Songs of the Cedar House

February—prepared Seattle Symphony Chorale for Elgar Dream of Gerontius, Gerard Schwarz conducting

February—prepared Seattle Symphony Chorale for Howard Hanson Lament for Beowulf, Gerard Schwarz conducting (also recorded for Delos, nominated for a Grammy)

March—prepared Seattle Symphony Chorale for Bright Sheng Two Folksongs from Chinghai and Walter Piston Psalm and Prayer of David (Piston also recorded for Delos)

March—prepared Seattle Symphony Chorale for Handel Acis and Galatea, Gerard Schwarz conducting (also recorded for Delos)

April—prepared Seattle Symphony Chorale for Mendelssohn Lobgesang, Gerard Schwarz conducting (also recorded for Delos)

April—PLU Choir of the West tour (WA, OR, then after graduation tour to Japan, China, and Hong Kong, along with strings from the University Symphony Orchestra
Tristis est anima mea........... Johann Kuhnau
Ave Maria........... Bruckner
Hear my prayer, O Lord........... Purcell/Sven-David Sandström
Festival Te Deum........... Britten
Lobet den Herrn........... J.S. Bach
Night and Morning........... György Ligeti
3 Folk Songs........... Gail Kubik
2 Folk Songs (premiere)........... Barbara Poulshock
Organ Fugue........... J.S. Bach/Swingle

May—PLU Choral Union
Coronation Mass........... Mozart
Vesperae Solemnes de Confessore


May—prepared PLU Choir of the West for Seattle Youth Symphony, Rubin Gurevich, conductor
Alexander Nevsky........... Prokofiev

May—prepared Seattle Symphony Chorale for Schubert Rosamunde, Gerard Schwarz conducting

June 25, 1991 – American Guild of Organists Northwest Convention, Tacoma
Organ Concerto, Op. 4, No. 2 (John Walker, soloist)........... Handel
Concerto for Organ (Premiere)........... Robert Convery