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2015-2016 Concert Season

Our concert season for 2015-2016 was as follows:

The Heart Sings

(October 13th, 2015)


From Palestrina to folk music, from Morten Lauridsen to Carly Simon, The Heart Sings took us on a journey through our responses to various aspects of life. The eighty voice Chorale were joined by Dr Hye Young Kim, piano, Dr. Carrie Pierce, cello, and Dr. Matt McClung, percussion, in this first program of the 2015-2016 Season.


Concert Program:

Sure on This Shining Night by Morten Lauridsen
Let the River Run by Carly Simon, arr. Craig Hella Johnson
The Water Is Wide (Soloist: Katie King)  sung in Traditional, arr. Craig Hella Johnson
Tshotsholoza (Soloist: George DeVera)    arr. Jeffrey Ames
Requiem by Eliza Gilkyson, arr. Craig Hella Johnson
Sicut Cervus by Palestrina
Where Is Love? (Soloist: Patsy Durham) by Lionel Bart, arr. J. Shank
Lo, How a Rose/The Rose (Soloist: Jennifer Wickham)  arr. Craig Hella Johnson
Alleluia, Light! (World Premiere) by  Joseph R. Cecil
All Good Gifts (Soloist: Becky Johnson) by Schwartz/Claudius, arr. Leavitt
Esto Les Digo (Soloist: Katie King) by Kinley Lange
To the First of My Lovers (Soloists: Lisa Louis and Joe Cecil)

       by Sidney Carter, arr. Craig Hella  Johnson
No Man Is an Island by R. Ringwald    
Freedom Trilogy (Soloist: Jason Armstrong) by Paul Halley                


Cantate Domino

(March 8th, 2016)

This performance featured Mozart's Missa Brevis in B-flat, K 275, Karl Jenkins' Te Deum, both with chamber orchestra, plus a Karl Jenkins' Te Deum chant.  The concert was a brief history of sacred choral music, jumping centuries as we went along for the ride. 


Concert Program:

Missa Brevis in B-flat major, K275        W. A. Mozart
     Agnus Dei

               Soloists:    Heather Jack, Soprano
                                  Becky Johnson, Soprano
                                  Lisa Louis, Soprano
                                  Rachel Barrett, Alto
                                  Joe Cecil, Tenor
                                 Adam Elliff, Tenor
                                 Chuck Shamel, Bass

 Te Deum                        Gregorian Chant
 Te Deum                        Karl Jenkins



British Folk & American Gospel

(May 3rd, 2016)


This concert featured selections from John Rutter’s The Sprig of Thyme and Robert Ray’s Gospel Mass with special guests. This program featured two very different styles of music. The Chorale enjoyed the variety.

The Corpus Christi Chorale, with over 65 singers, started in the British Isles with the folk-song settings by John Rutter. These charming folk songs told stories of the stages of courting, with romantic references to nature.

Then, the concert crossed the Atlantic Ocean to America and experienced the mass in gospel style in Robert Ray’s Gospel Mass, with soloists Willie Heard and Ada Godley, and our “gospel band” Mike Mazzatenta (piano), Gregg Fielden (bass), and Matt McClung (drums).


Concert Program:

The Sprig of Thyme                arr. John Rutter
       The Bold Grenadier (English Folksong)
       The Keel Row (Northumbrian Folksong)
       Down by the Sally Gardens (Irish Traditional)
       I Know Where I’m Going (Irish Folksong)
       The Miller of Dee (English Folksong)
       Afton Water (Scottish Folksong)

    Gospel Mass                         Robert Ray
       Angus Dei

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