Sounds Choral

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A weekly exploration into the colorful world of choral music.

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Host Gabriel Crouch, director of choral activities at Princeton University, concludes his two-week exploration of the rich choral legacy of great psalms. This week - Psalm #150 the "Musician's Psalm".

Host Gabriel Crouch, director of choral activities at Princeton University, begins his two-week exploration of the rich choral legacy of great psalms. This week - Psalm 51 including the famous setting by Girogio Allegri. Listen Sunday (11/24) at 2 pm.

Host Deborah Simpkin King this Sunday (11/3 at 2 pm) shares selections from Considering Matthew Shepard by composer Craig Hella Johnson. The concert-length "fusion oratorio" relates the story of Matthew Shepard, the young, gay university student who was kidnapped in Laramie, Wyoming, beaten, tied to a fence and left to die in a field in October 1998. Conspirare performs in this recording.

Ryan Brandau spoltlights this great mass setting by Mozart that combines his love and knowledge of the music of Bach & Handel and his great operatice genius.

Sounds Choral this week launches an occasional series of programs devoted to the legacy of Westminster Choir College hosted by James Jordan, Director of the Westminster Conducting Institute. This Sunday (10/20) features a symphonic choir prepared by Elaine Brown conducted by Leonard Bernstein. in music of Francis Poulenc and Leos janacek.

Sounds Choral Producer David Osenberg hosts a special episode spotlighting a choral ensmeble located @30 miles west of Chicago- the St. Charles Singers. Joining David is the Director of the St. Charles Singers, Jeff Hunt.

Composer Steven Sametz, Artistic Director of The Princeton Singers hosts a program presenting the concert given by the Princeton Singers featuring music by women composers from across the centuries called 'Hear Me Roar'

For the month of July, a month that begins with a celebration of America, we asked our distinghuished roster of Sounds Choral Hosts to submit a lits of favorite American choral works. Those lists will provide the playlists for these July episodes. Hosted by David Osenberg.
Program 4- fianl program picks up many of the short works on the hosts's lists. Music by Custer, Whitacre, Copland, Hogan, Runestad, Conte, Lauridsen, Burleigh, Billings, Carter, Thompson & Barber

For the month of July, a month that begins with a celebration of America, we asked our distinghuished roster of Sounds Choral Hosts to submit a lits of favorite American choral works. Those lists will provide the playlists for these July episodes. Hosted by David Osenberg.
Program 3- an all-women affair: music of Caroline Shaw, Andrea Clearfield & GwynethWalker

For the month of July, a month that begins with a celebration of America, we asked our distinghuished roster of Sounds Choral Hosts to submit a lits of favorite American choral works. Those lists will provide the playlists for these July episodes. Hosted by David Osenberg.
Program 2- music of Sametz, Corigliano, Wolfe, Lang, LaVoy & Reich

For the month of July, a month that begins with a celebration of America, we asked our distinghuished roster of Sounds Choral Hosts to submit a lits of favorite American choral works. Those lists will provide the playlists for these July episodes. Hosted by David Osenberg.
Program 1- music of Bernstein, Copland, Ives, Lauridsen & Paulus.

Composer Steven Sametz, Artistic Director of The Princeton Singers, presents his A Child's Requiem as host of Sounds Choral this Sunday (6/23) at 2 pm.

Sounds Choral this Sunday (6/16 at 2 pm) celebrates Spring with musical selections inspired by the season. Host Deborah Simpkin King shares music from the 13th to 21st centuries that expresses the joy in nature's rebirth.

James Ryan Brandau, artistic director of Princeton Pro Musica and Amor Artis, presents two English requiems on Sounds Choral this Sunday (6/9 at 3 pm) - works by Herbert Howells and John Rutter.

Host Gabriel Crouch looks at the 40-voice motet on Sounds Choral Sunday (5/26 at 2 pm) featuring the crowning example of this symphonic choral sound - English Renaissance composer Thomas Tallis' Spem in Allium.

Joseph Flummerfelt, conductor and long-time director of choral activities at Westminster Choir College, passed away in March at the age of 82, and Sounds Choral this Sunday (5/19 at 2 pm) celebrates his life  and legacy through his music.

Deborah Simpkin King, founder and director of Ember, the vocal ensemble of Schola Cantorum on Hudson, hosts Sounds Choral this Sunday (5/12 at 2 pm) and welcomes composer, arranger and singer Bill Heigen to this week's program.

Sounds Choral this Sunday (4/28 at 2 pm) marks Orthodox Easter with Maximillian Steinberg's Passion Week and Ēriks Ešenvalds' Passion and Resurrection. Ryan Brandau hosts this week's program.

Steven Sametz, artistic director of The Princeton Singers, hosts this Sunday's Sounds Choral (4/21 at 2 pm), featuring music for the Easter season. The program will also include a preview of an upcoming concert by the Princeton Singers with special guest ensemble The Princeton Girlchoir called "Hear Me Roar!" highlighting music by women composers

James Jordan, professor and senior conductor at Westminster Choir College, hosts Sounds Choral this Sunday (4/14 at 2 pm), presenting Howard Goodall's Invictus: A Passion.

Gabriel Crouch, director of choral activities at Princeton University, hosts this second part of his series on JS Bach's St. John Passion this Sunday (4/7 at 2 pm).

Gabriel Crouch, Director of Choral Activities and Senior Lecturer in Music at Princeton University, hosts sounds Choral this Sunday (3/31 at 2 pm) in the first of two parts featuring JS Bach's St. John Passion. 

Sounds Choral this Sunday (3/24 at 2 pm) features a performance of Julian Wachner's Epistle Mass performed by the choir his  Trinity-Wall Street and NOVUS NY, with baritone Stephen Salters.

Sounds Choral this Sunday (3/17 at 2 pm) features the South Dakota Chorale, led by founder and conductor Brian A. Schmidt, as host James Jordan surveys from its CD, Sacred Songs of Life and Love.

Host Ryan James Brandau this Sunday (3/10 at 2 pm) on Sounds Choral presents works by German Baroque composer Heinrich Schutz.

Deborah Simpkin King, Pd.D, Founder and Artistic Director of Ember, the vocal ensemble of Schola Cantorum on Hudson, hosts Sounds Choral this Sunday (3/3 at 2 pm). This week she explores the African American traditions of the spiritual and of gospel music, sometimes assumed to be the same when in reality they are quite distinctive.

Steven Sametz, Artistic Director of The Princeton Singers, joins the roster of hosts of Sounds Choral this Sunday (2/24) surveying the rich tradition of British choral music. Sounds Choral can be heard at 2 pm.

James Jordan presents selections from the latest CD by the Westminster Williamson Voices on Sounds Choral this Sunday (2/3 at 2 pm) featuring Ola Gjeilo's Sunrise Mass and other choral works.

Host Ryan Brandau explores various settings of the Te Deum this on Sounds Choral this Sunday (1/27 at 2 pm). Enjoy a selection of works by composers including Charpentier, Handel, Britten and Part.

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