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Maria Durch Ein Dornwald Ging: Christopher Wren Singers

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December 17, 2014

This beautiful old German carol is one that I never can resist. It's of Thuringian origin and is known to have been sung there from the early 1400s on. (Although it's probably quite a bit older). The melody is very simple while the text recount recount a Christmas miracle. Of how Mary was passing through a forest which contained a thicket of rose bushes that hadn't bloomed for seven years. As she passed by clasping the Infant Jesus to her breast the rose bushes burst into flower. This is very typical medieval symbolism designed to be easily understood by congregations in what was an a peasant and pre-literate society. The image of the rose was very popular in medieval poetry and carols as an image of purity and grace while the barren thorn-wood represents the world fallen into sin and awaiting redemption. So the miraculous flowering of the roses would have been understood by people in the 1400s and earlier as proving both Mary's love for her child and the redemption being brought to the world by Christ. Enjoy :-)

markfromireland

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Wednesday Earwig: The Art of the Vocal Warm-up – Indianapolis Children’s Choir

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November 19, 2014

It's been ages since we've had an earwig so here goes. The Indianapolis Children's Choir showing us how it's done. Enjoy :-).

mfi

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Alleluia (World Premiere) – Salt Lake Vocal Artists – YouTube

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September 20, 2014

The Salt Lake Vocal Artists give the world premiere performance of "Alleluia" by Jake Runestad live in concert on February 21, 2014 in the Granada Theater, under the direction of Dr. Brady Allred. This concert was part of the Western Division conference of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) in Santa Barbara California at which the Salt Lake Vocal Artists were invited to perform.

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Sunday Concert: American Boychoir Experience concert at Princeton Center for Arts & Education 2012 – YouTube

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September 7, 2014

The American Boychoir Experience is a programme in which boys from eight to twelve years old who might be interested in singing choral music with the choir get to experience one week in the life of an American Boychoir student without the academic classes. The week is a fully professional experience in choral training that includes music theory classes and a public performance as well as a Tour Bus event and some fun and games. The video is a little bit jerky but the singing definitely isn't. The American Boychoir are a stunningly good choir. Enjoy :-).

mfi

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Joint Concert Drakensberg Boys Choir and Chicago Children’s Choir – I Need You to Survive

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August 2, 2014

Oh my.

mfi

As performed live on Thursday 26 June 2014 - the Drakensberg Boys Choir and Chicago Children's Choir performing I need You to Survive.
Conducted by: Josephine Lee of the Chicago Children's Choir

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