Posts Tagged ‘ American Choirs ’

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924): When Mary Thro’ the Garden Went

0
April 11, 2015

Standford Sketch 150x200 Stanford's wonderful four-part (SATB) motet  'When Mary Thro' the Garden Went' sets a text by Mary E. Coleridge. When I was planning this week's postings I was confident there'd be lots of good live performances of it on YouTube, "that'll larn me" to coin a phrase. There are a few performances of it on YouTube but the only one that I actually liked is the live performance that you can hear below given by Temple University Recital Choir. I hope you'll enjoy hearing it as much as I did.  The text to Coleridge's poem is below the video. Enjoy :-).

mfi

Click here to listen to the music and read the rest of the posting ...

The Georgia Boy Choir – Magnificat – Collegium Regale

0
January 22, 2015

The Georgia Boy Choir singing Magnificat - Collegium Regale, by Herbert Howells. This performance was recorded on June 8, 2012 during the GBC Scandinavian Tour in Copenhagen, Denmark at Church of Our Lady (Copenhagen Cathedral).

Enjoy :-).

mfi

Click here to listen to the music and read the rest of the posting ...

American Boychoir School Training Choir Christmas Concert at Christ Church

0
December 20, 2014

The American Boychoir runs a School Training Choir where boys learn how to sing choral music to the remarkably high standards of the ABC. As part of that training they give public concerts – this one is their Christmas Concert given on December 2nd, 2012 at Christ Church in New Brunswick, New Jersey. As you might expect it features superb singing and is most enjoyable.

mfi

Click here to listen to the music and read the rest of the posting ...

Maria Durch Ein Dornwald Ging: Christopher Wren Singers

0
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

Click here to listen to the music and read the rest of the posting ...

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

0
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

Click here to listen to the music and read the rest of the posting ...

Archives

Special Pages