choral music

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

The Princeton University Glee Club and Chamber Choir under the direction of Gabriel Crouch perform a concert as presented last December called ‘Out of the Deep: Russian Choral Music and the Basso Profundo and the guest artists were the three leading oktavists in the world: the British singer Adrian Peacock, Glenn Miller from the US and the Russian Vladimir Miller.

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.

Join us this Friday (2/15 at 8 pm) for the next episode in the bi-monthly series PostClassical featuring PostClassical Ensemble in a special edition honoring Black History Month. Bass-baritone Kevin Deas is the soloist for this program, called Deep River: The Art of the Spiritual, featuring the music of Harry Burleigh, Nathanial Dett, William Dawson and others. Mr Deas is also joins the trio of regular hosts as special guest. This webcast contains 20+ minutes of material not heard in the broadcast!

Princeton High School's annual Winter Concert recorded in Princeton University  Chapel in December 2018 feauring the music ensembles of PHS. Co-Host: director  of orchestras at PHS, Robert Loughran.

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.

Celebrating Our Musical Future this Monday (1/28) presents this year's edition of the annual Homecoming Concert of Westminster Choir College of Rider University, featuring the Westminster Choir led by Dr. Joe Miller. Broadcast live from Richardson Auditorium on the campus of Princeton University, this concert, titled "Half Acre," features works around the theme of home and love, including a mix of music drawn from bluegrass and spiritual traditions, new works by composers such as Ted Hearne, and works by Poulenc, Monteverdi and more. Follow the program here: http://wwfm-od.streamguys1.com/Webcasts/WCCHomecoming2019.pdf

Includes intermission chat with Dean of Westminster Choir College, Marshall Onofrio

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.

A concert given early last November just before the mid-terms, the University Chorale under the direction of Donald Nally present The Election Concert 2018

 

Host Ryan Brandau shares some of his treasured Christmas favorites, including motets and carols through the ages. Enjoy this Christmas-themed program Sunday (12/23) at 2 pm.

The 2018 An Evening of Readings and Carols presented by the choirs of Westminster Choir College as recorded in the Princeton University Chapel on December 7 & 8, 2018. The Westminster Chapel Choir, Concert Bell Choir, Schola Cantorum & Symphonic Choir  along with Sold Brass were led by James Jordan, Amanda Quist, Steven Pilkington & Kathleeen Ebling-Shaw. Special featured guest artists were Ken Cowan, organ; Elaine Christy, harp & The New Jersey Youth Choir led by Patricia Joyce.

James Jordan, professor at Westminster Choir College and director of the Westminster Conducting Institute, hosts Sounds Choral this Sunday (12/9 at 2 pm) in a program commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of choral conductor and educator Eric Ericson. Jordan welcomes conductor Gary Graden, a student of Ericson, as they discuss Ericson's legacy and present selections from Ericson's recordings with the Stockholm Chamber Choir.

The Princeton University Glee Club under the direction of Gabriel Crouch perform music by John Tavener and George Frideric Handel and Princeton student Shruthi Rajasekar.

Deborah Simpkin King, Founder and Artistic Director of Ember, the vocal ensemble of Schola Cantorum on Hudson, hosts this week's Sounds Choral (11/25 at 2 pm). This week she explores the ways various cultures, genres and musical styles are coming together in choral music and performance.

Host Gabriel Crouch, director of choral activities at Princeton University, explores Robert Shaw's recording of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, including material and commentary from Shaw's notes and letters. Sounds Choral can be heard Sunday (11/18) at 2 pm.

Recorded October 9, 2018 broadcast November 12, 2018
Oboe Sonata & Cantata #131

Sounds Choral this Sunday (11/11 at 2 pm) features selections from  Songs of the Questioner, the new CD from The Same Stream Choir, conducted by James Jordan, who is also this week's program host.

Sounds Choral this Sunday (11/4 at 2 pm) is hosted by Amanda Quist, chair of conducting, organ and sacred music at Westminster Choir College and will focus on the music of Palestrina and JS Bach, featuring Palestrina's Missa Sicut lilium inter spinas and Bach's Cantata BWV 45.

Host Ryan Brandau, Artistic Director of Princeton Pro Musica and Amor Artis, presents some rarely heard choral works by Johannes Brahms this Sunday (10/28) on Sounds Choral at 2 pm. The musical selections will include Brahms' Alto Rhapsody, Nanie and Schicksalslied.

Schola Cantorum on Hudson founder and Artistic Director Deborah Simpkin hosts this week's Sounds Choral (Sunday 10/21 at 2 pm), featuring selections of music remembering and commemorating the 100th anniversary of the World War I armistace.

Sounds Choral host Gabriel Crouch, Director of Choral Activities at Princeton University, welcomes Westminster Choir College's Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Joe Miller, as his guest to sample from Miller's new recording on the Westminster Choir College label of Frank Martin's Mass for Double Choir with the Westminster Choir.

Westminster Choir College professor James Jordan is joined by music scholar, organist, choirmaster, conductor and composer Edward Higginbottom on Sounds Choral (9/30 at 2 pm) in a program devoted to the choral music of Francois Couperin. 

Sounds Choral welcomes Deborah Simpkin King to its rotating roster of hosts this Sunday (9/23 at 2 pm). In this episode, she explores the myth that holds that all choral music is religious music.

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