Sounds Choral

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Sounds Choral: Nov. 29

Nov 26, 2020

Host Gabriel Crouch presents selections from the new album featuring Sarah Kirkland Snider's Requiem for the Endangered on Sounds Choral this Sunday (11/29) at 2 pm. 

Steven Sametz, Artistic Director of the Princeton Singers, hosts Sounds Choral this Sunday (11/22 at 2 pm) featuring music of thanks and praise as we head into the Thanksgiving season. The program will include works by Sametz, Aaron Copland, Stephen Paulus, Stephen Sondheim, and Randall Thompson.

James Jordan hosts Sounds Choral this Sunday (11/15) with a "sneak hear" of the new CD by The Same Stream choir, "The Fire of Love & Songs of Innocence," featuring music by Patrick Hawes. Tune in at 2 pm.

This week's Sounds Choral brings the soothing, reflective German Requiem by Johannes Brahms. Join host Ryan Brandau Sunday (11/8) at 2 pm.

This week's Sounds Choral explores the choral works of composer Veljo Tormis, whose music helped promote social change during turbulent times. Join host Ethan Sperry at Sunday (11/1) at 2 pm.

Sounds Choral: Oct. 25

Oct 25, 2020

Host Ethan Sperry devotes this week's Sounds Choral to Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil, preparation for a night of contemplation and prayer. Listen Sunday (10/25) at 2 pm.

Sounds Choral presents a special three-week series focusing on the way the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the choral world. Our regular roster of Sounds Choral hosts joins David Osenberg for a Zoom roundtable discussion about the way the pandemic has shut down choral performances and how their ensembles have reacted.

Host Steven Sametz, artistic director of The Princeton Singers, shares selections from more than three decades of recordings by the ensemble, featuring music ranging from the Renaissance to 20th-century works. Tune in to Sounds Choral Sunday (9/27) at 2 pm.

Sounds Choral this week visits with the vocal quartet New York Polyphony.  Join host Ryan Brandau this Sunday (9/20) at 2 pm as he speaks with members of this GRAMMY-nominated ensemble about their history, and plays their favorite recordings, including selections from their latest release, Lamentationes.

Sounds Choral this Sunday (9/13 at 2 pm) introduces its latest new host - Ethan Sperry, Director of Choral Activities at Portland State University, and Artistic Director and Conductor of the Oregon Repertory Singers. This week he presents a selection of choral music drawn from various folk music traditions from around the world, including the Middle East, India, South Africa and Eastern Europe.

Sounds Choral celebrates Labor Day by saluting essential workers with music reflecting the variety of American choral music. Join host Deborah Simpkin King Sunday (9/6) at 2 pm.

Host James Jordan shares selections from the latest CD from Westminster Choir College's Westminster Williamon Voices this Sunday (8/30) on Sounds Choral at 2 pm.

Host Steven Sametz brings you "Heaven and Earth," featuring Durufle's Requiem, along with some of his own works and music by Frank Ticheli. That's Sunday (7/26) at 2 pm.

Host Gabriel Crouch wraps up the second part of his exploration of Wynton Marsalis' "Abyssianian Mass." Listen Sunday (7/19) at 2 pm.

Host Gabriel Crouch hosts the first in a two-week examination of Wynton Marsalis' Abyssinian Mass. Listen Sunday (7/12) at 2 pm.

Sounds Choral this week features the recording of Paul Moravec's "Sanctuary Road," adapted from the writings of William Still, a conductor on the Underground Railroad. Listen Sunday (7/5) at 2 pm.

Great works of music are determined by the timeless quality of their human messages that can speak to new generations. Sounds Choral host James Jordan this week looks at Leonard Bernstein's "Mass" and the way it resonates in our present times. Listen Sunday (6/28) at 2 pm.

Host Steven Sametz explores the intersection of choral music and social justice theme, including Joel Thompson's "Seven Last Words of the unarmed" this Sunday (6/21) on Sounds Choral at 2 pm.

Host Deborah Simpkin King challenges listeners to listen well to all that is taking place around us, featuring choral selections by composers of color. You can hear this program Sunday (6/14) at 2 pm.

Host James Jordan shares music of composer James Whitbourn that's relevant to our time and remembering the people lost to Covid-19 and the tragic death of George Floyd. Listen Sunday (6/7) at 2 pm.

Host James Jordan explores the spiritual world of the music of Arvo Part on Sounds Choral this Sunday (5/31 at 2 pm), sharing works that draw from the lessons of Part's life tragedies and how music can help and heal us in today's time of uncertainty.

Host Gabriel Crouch highlights a single motet of Josquin des Prez - "Beyond the Natural Order." Listen Sunday (5/24) at 2 pm.

Sounds Choral this week features host Amanda Quist, who presents choral works that have Miami connections. Listen Sunday (5/17) at 2 pm.

In our present moment of uncertainty, host Deborah Simpkin King presents the music of Andrea Clearfield, including her cantata Tse Go La, about life transitions. Listen Sunday (5/10) at 2 pm.

Host Ryan Brandau presents some of the choral music of Thomas Tallis, including Spem in Alium, this Sunday (5/3) at 2 pm.

Host Steven Sametz presents choral settings of the words of Walt Whitman, including works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Jeffrey Van, Howard Hanson and himself this Sunday (4/26) on Sounds Choral at 2 pm.

Host James Jordan celebrates the life of Joseph Flummerfelt, conductor and long-time director of choral activities at Westminster Choir College- this the second in a three-part series- on this week's Sounds Choral, Sunday (4/19) at 2 pm.

Sounds Choral this Sunday (4/12 at 2 pm) features music for Easter by Bach and Handel, plus works from the 19th and 20th centuries. Ryan Brandau hosts.

Host Gabriel Crouch explores J.S. Bach's St. John Passion in this two-hour special starting at 1 pm.

Host Steven Sametz celebrates the birthdays of Bach and Mussorgsky, as well as Sir William Walton, with a selection of their choral works. Listen Sunday (3/29) at 2 pm.

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