Vanderbilt Community Chorus Conductor - Pamela Schneller






















Our Repertoire

Sunday, February 17, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Martha Rivers Ingram Hall
"Puttin' on the Ritz" David Binns Williams, dir.

Set 1: Hoagy Carmichael (1899-1981)

In the Cool Cool Cool of the Evening (1951) -- Lyrics by Johnny Mercer, Arr. Al Cobine

Georgia on My Mind (1930) -- Lyrics by Stuart Gorrell, Arr. Al Cobine

Small Fry (1930) -- Lyrics by Frank Loesser, Arr. Al Cobine

Ole Buttermilk Sky (1946) -- Lyrics by Hoagy Carmichael and Jack Brooks, Arr. Al Cobine

Winter Moon (1957) -- Lyrics by Harold Adamson, Arr. Al Cobine

Up a Lazy River (1931) -- Lyrics by Hoagy Carmichael and Sidney Arodin -- Mike Coker, solo

Stardust (1929) -- Lyrics by Mitchell Parish, Arr. Al Cobine

Set Two: Cole Porter (1891-1964)

You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To (1943) -- Arr. Riley Crabtree -- Riley Crabtree, guest piano solo

I Love Paris (1953) -- Arr. Al Cobine

I Get a Kick Out of You (1934) -- Arr. Riley Crabtree

Set Three: Jerome Kern (1885-1945)

I've Told Ev'ry Little Star (1932) -- Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II -- Rose Christian, solo

Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man of Mine (1927) -- Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II -- Maria Ashby, solo

All the Things You Are (1939) -- Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Arr. Nathan Thomas

A Fine Romance (1936) -- Lyrics by Dorothy Fields -- Emily Rich and Tim Evans, soloists

Set Four: Irving Berlin (1888-1989)

Blue Skies (1926) -- Arr. C. Beck, Ed. Riley Crabtree -- Josh Hurley, solo

Anything You Can Do (1946) -- Megan Godbey and John Perry, soloists

Puttin' on the Ritz (1926) -- Arr. C. Beck, Ed. Riley Crabtree -- Josh McCluey, solo

Sunday, November 18, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
Martha Rivers Ingram Hall
"The Blair Muse"
David Binns Williams, dir.

Sanctus (1986) -- Marianne Ploger

Morning Poem (1987) -- Michael Rose, text by Mary Oliver

The Oxen (2010) -- Joshua McGuire, text by Thomas Hardy

Ave Maria (2010) -- Michael Kurek Paula Bressman, harp

Lullaby (2001) -- Michael Slayton, text by James Agee

The Lavender Fields: Renata's Requiem (1996) -- Carl Smith, text by Czeslaw Milosz

Friday, May 18, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
Martha Rivers Ingram Hall
"Copland's America"
David Binns Williams, dir.

Selections from The Tender Land (1954) -- Polly Brecht & Betty Polk, piano:

Stomp Your Foot -- Ben Troxler, solo

The Promise of Living

Saturday Night Waltz from Rodeo (1942) [Orchestra]

Old American Songs

- The Boatmen's Dance (Minstrel Song- 1843) -- Arr. Irving Fine -- Ben Troxler, solo

- The Dodger (Campaign Song) -- Arr. David Brunner -- Tim Evans, solo

- Long Time Ago (Ballad) -- Arr. Irving Fine

- Simple Gifts (Shaker Song) -- Arr. David Brunner

- I Bought Me a Cat (Children's Song) -- Arr. Irving Fine

- The Little Horses (Lullaby) -- Arr. David Brunner

- Zion's Walls (Revivalist Song) -- Arr. Glenn Koponen

- The Golden Willow Tree (Anglo-American Ballad) -- Arr. Gregory Rose

- At The River (Hymn Tune) -- Arr. R. Wilding-White

Ching-A-Ring-Chaw (Minstrel Song) -- Arr. Irving Fine

Sunday, February 19, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
Martha Rivers Ingram Hall
"An Afternoon with Sondheim!"
David Binns Williams, dir.

Comedy Tonight from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum -- Arr. Mac Huff

Into the Woods from Into the Woods -- Arr. Mac Huff -- Jessica Thompson & Mark Dunn, soloists

Children Will Listen from Into the Woods -- Allyson McLoed, solo

Losing My Mind from Follies -- Arr. Mac Huff -- Stephen Santana, solo

The Hills of Tomorrow from Merrily We Roll Along

Pretty Women from Sweeney Todd -- Ben Troxler, solo

Not While I'm Around from Sweeney Todd -- Megan Godbey & Preston Abraham, soloists

Company Medley -- Arr. Mac Huff

Company

The Little Things You Do Together -- Martha Ann Weissert, solo

Being Alive -- Tim Evans, solo

Send In the Clowns from A Little Night Music -- Emily Rich, solo

Putting it Together from Sunday in the Park with George -- Arr. Mac Huff -- Bethany Trainor, solo

Sunday from Sunday in the Park with George -- Vanessa Jackson, Jessica Thompson, Emily Rich, Suranjan Sen, Ben Troxler, Stephen Santana, soloists

Sunday, November 20, 2011, 2:00 p.m.
Martha Rivers Ingram Hall
"Musica Italiana!"
David Binns Williams, dir.

Vespers of 1610 (Deus in Adjutorium/Domine) -- Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) -- Allan Cox & Patrick Kunkee, Piccolo Trumpet; Jackson Hocott, Bass; Polly Brecht, Harpsichord

Domine -- Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) -- Jackson Hocott, Bass; Polly Brecht, Harpsichord

Crucifixus -- Antonio Lotti (C.1667-1740)

Exultate Deo -- Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1526-1594)

Two Italian Madrigals (VCC Madrigal Singers)

O occhi, manza mia ("O eyes of my beloved") -- Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594)

Fa Una Canzone ("Sing, sing a song for me") -- Orazio Vecchi (1551-1605)

Miserere -- Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652) -- Choir 2: Vanessa Jackson, Megan Godbey, Emily Rich, & John Perry

Three Italian Opera Selections:

Vedi! Le foshe notturne spoglie ("Anvil Chorus") from Il Trovatore -- Giuseppe Verdi

Un bel di from Madam Butterfly (1858-1924) -- Giacomo Puccini -- Megan Godbey, solo

Libiamo ne' lieti calici ("Drinking Song") from La Traviata -- Giuseppe Verdi -- Stephen Santana & Becky Young, soloists

Friday, May 20, 2011, 8:00 p.m.
Martha Rivers Ingram Hall
"Beethoven ... Power and Passion"
David Binns Williams, dir.

Mass in C Major, Op 86 Ludwig van Beethoven(1770-1827) -- Vanessa Jackson, Soprano; Emily Rich, Alto; Stephen Santana, Tenor; Ben Troxler, Bass

Fantasy for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra Op. 80 -- Polly Brecht, piano; Vanessa Jackson, Soprano; Nicole Renner, Mezzo-Soprano; Emily Rich, Alto; Stephen Santana, Tenor; Madison Boswell, Tenor 2; Ben Troxler, Bass

Sunday, February 13, 2011, 2:00 p.m.
Martha Rivers Ingram Hall
"Opening Night- An Invitation to Classic Broadway"
David Binns Williams, dir.

Oklahoma Medley -- Rodgers/Hammerstein, Arr. Warnick

Wouldn't it Be Loverly? -- Lerner/Loewe -- Allison Pingree, solo

On the Street Where You Live -- Lerner/Loewe -- Stephen Santana, solo

I Could Have Danced All Night -- Lerner/Loewe, Arr. Stickles

Somewhere -- Bernstein/Arr. Stickles

One Hand, One Heart -- Bernstein -- Vanessa Jackson, Tim Evans, duet

Tonight -- Bernstein/Arr. Stickles

Lida Rose & Will I Ever Tell You? -- Willson -- Jennifer Haendel, soprano solo, John Perry, tenor 1, David Linn, tenor 2, Bart Renner, baritone, Matthew Smedberg, bass

Gary, Indiana -- Willson -- Bob Covington, solo

The Wells Fargo Wagon -- Willson -- Jon Leighton Gardner, boy solo

Adelaide's Lament -- Loesser -- Nicole Barrick Renner, solo

Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat -- Loesser -- Cory Cox, solo

Sunday, November 21, 2010 2:00 p.m.
Martha Rivers Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music.

Let the People Praise Thee, O God, William Mathias (1934-1992)

Jesus Christ the Apple Tree, Elizabeth Poston (1905-1987). Alison Enari, solo

Faire is the Heaven, William Harris (1883-1973), Text by Edmund Spenser (1552-1599)

Alleluyas, (organ solo), Simon Preston (b. 1938), Dr. Polly Brecht, organist.

Two English Madrigals : The Silver Swan, Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625);
Sweet Suffolk Owl, Thomas Vautor (1579-1620); Bethany Trainor and Becky Young, soprano 1; Terry Maroney and Emily Sherman, soprano 2; Kelly Christie and Brienne Ruel, alto; Madison Boswell and Cory Cox, tenor; Barry Heard and Bart Renner, bass.

As Torrents in Summer, Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Rejoice in the Lamb, Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), Text by Christopher Smart (1722-1771); Monica Bafetti, soprano solo; Nicole Barrick Renner, alto solo; Stephen Santana, tenor solo; Tim Evans, bass solo.

Friday, May 21, 2010 8:00 p.m.
Martha Rivers Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music.

Coronation Anthem No. 1 "Zadok the Priest", G.F. Handel (1685-1759)

Magnificat in D Major BWV 243, J.S. Bach. Chorus and orchestra.
Vanessa Jackson, soprano; Nicole Naumann, mezzo-soprano; Mareika Sattler, alto; Greg Thomas, tenor; John Sevier, bass.

November 22, 2:00 p.m., 2009.
Martha Rivers Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music.

A Decade of Music We Love; A Benefit Concert for Haiti

Martha Rivers Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music

Zion's Walls, Aaron Copland (1900-1990). Introduced by Allen Townsend, tenor and VCC Charter Member.

How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place, from Ein Deutches Requiem, Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). Introduced by Debora Shiflett, alto, VCC Board Member and VCC Charter Member.

Offertorium, from Requiem K.626, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Monica Bafetti, soprano; Martha Ann Weissert, alto; Mike Coker, tenor and Cody Muller, bass.  Introduced by Allison Pingree, alto.

Sanctus and Benedictus from Missa Brevis, Ruth Watson Henderson (b. 1932). Introduced by Maureen Schlacter, soprano and VCC Charter Member.

Prayer of Supplication, Hal Hopson (b.1933). Text and Introduction by Janet McGinnis Noble, alto and VCC Charter Member.

If Music Be the Food of Love, Text by Henry Heveningham. David Dickau (b.1953). In Memory of VCC Archivist and Soprano, Lanena Moore. Introduced by Brenda Summar, soprano and VCC Charter Member.

Cantique de Jean Racine, Gabriel Faure' (1845-1924). Introduced by Craig Smith, bass.

Fill My Life With Spring. Poem by Frank Dempster Sherman (1860-1916). David N. Childs (b.1969). Commissioned by the VCC in honor of our Founding Director, Pam Schneller. Introduced by David Linn, tenor, VCC Board Member and VCC Charter Member and Kelly Christie, alto, VCC Board Member and VCC Charter Member.

The Road Not Taken, from Frostiana. Poem by Robert Frost. Randall Thompson (1899-1984). Introduced by Pam Schneller, VCC Founding Director.

Ain'a That Good News, William Dawson (1898-1990). Introduced by David Binns Williams, VCC Director.

November 22, 2:00 p.m., 2009.
Martha Rivers Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music.


Awake The Harp, from The Creation (1799). Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809).

Five English Folksongs (1913), Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958).
1. The Dark Eyed Sailor
2. The Spring Time of the Year
3. Just as the Tide was Flowing
4. The Lover's Ghost
5. Wassail Song

My Bonnie Lass She Smelleth, from The Triumphs of Thusnelda. Edited with feeling by Prof. Peter Schikele. P.D.Q. Bach (1807-1742)? Allyson McLoed, Jennifer McPherson, Catherine Holsen, Jessica Thompson, soprano; Katie Greenebaum, Jessica Riviere, Martha Ann Weissert, Alto; David Linn, John Perry, tenor; Patrick Halvey, Cody Muller, Dan Schafer, bass.

Ave Maria and Te Deum, from Quatrreo Pezzi Sacri (1898), Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901). Vanessa Jackson, soprano.

May 15 7:30 p.m., 2009.
Martha Rivers Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music.


Sinfonia
Sacra (1957), Daniel Pinkham (1923-2006)

Symphony of Psalms with orchestra (1930), Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) .

Sunday, February 22 7:30 p.m., 2009.
Martha Rivers Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music.


O My Luve's Like a Red, Red Rose (2008). World Premier. Michael Rickelton (b.1983). Rickelton, a former VCC member composed this music for the Vanderbilt Community Chorus

Bring Him Home, from Les Miserables (1987). Schonberg/Kretzmer/Boubil. Michael Valentine, tenor.

And So It Goes (1983), Billy Joel (b. 1949). Cony Ely, Emily Sherman, soprano; Becky Leopard, Jessica Reviere, alto; JT Landry, Jonathan Sawyer, tenor; Craig Smith, bass and Geno Hafner, bass solo.

A Bit Of Earth, from The Secret Garden (1991). Lucy Simon/Marsha Norman. Jonathan Sawyer, tenor.

I'm Just a Girl Who Can't Say No from Oklahoma (1943). Rogers/Hammerstein. Jeannine Engel, soprano.

Fill My Life With Spring (2006), poem by Frank Dempster Sherman (1860-1916). David. N. Childs (b. 1969). Commissioned in honor of VCC founder and former director, Pam Schneller by the Vanderbilt Community Chorus.

Selections from Carmina Burana (1937), Carl Orff (1895-1982). Carolyn Naumann, soprano solo and Dan Schafer, bass solo.

Sunday, November 23, 7:30 p.m., 2008
Martha Rivers Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music.


Kyrie Eleison from Missa Brevis in Honor of St John of God (1777), Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Just as the Tide Was Flowing from Sea Songs, arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1972-1958). David Linn, tenor

Cantique de Jean Racine Op. 11 (1865), Gabriel Faure' (1845-1924)

Four Pastorales for Chorus and Oboe (1964), Cecil Effinger (1914-1990)

El Grillo ("The Cricket") (1505), Josquin Desprez ca. 1440-1521.
E Madsen, Amy Swensen, Becky Young, soprano; Kelly Christie, Jessica Reviere, Martha Ann Weissert, alto; JT Landry, David Linn, tenor; John Jones, Jeremy Tisdale, Richard Steinhart, bass.

At the River, from Old American Songs (1952), arr. Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

Bogoroditse Devo ("Rejoice, O Virgin") from All-Night Vigil Op. 37 (1915), Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Festival Te Deum Op. 32 (1944), Benjamin Britten (1913-1976). Walker Harrison treble.

Friday, May 16, 8:00 p.m., 2008.

Grand Mass in C minor, KV 427.  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Martha Rivers Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music.

Amy Jarman, Vanessa Jackson sopranos; Brad Diamond, tenor; Daniel Koehn, bass.

Many thanks for all those who supported the ALS Association Tennessee – Fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Donations were much appreciated and assisted with respite care provided by the Nashville ALS Chapter.

Saturday, April 12, 4:00 p.m., 2008. Music of Friends - A concert to honor Lanena Moore.
First Baptist Church, Spring Hill, TN.

If Music Be the Food of Love, David C. Dickau, b.1953

How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place, Psalm 84: 1,2,4, Ein Deutches Requiem, Johannes Brahms (1833-1897).

Sunday, February 17, 4:00 p.m., 2008. Songs of Love.
Martha Rivers Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music.

If Music Be the Food of Love, David C. Dickau, b.1953

Rise Up, My Love, My Fair One (Text from the Song of Solomon), Healey Willan (1880-1968).

Silent Noon, Jennifer McPherson, soprano. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958).

Fill My Life with Spring, (Poem by Frank Dempster Sherman, 1860-1916), David N. Childs, b. 1969. Commissioned by the the Vanderbilt Community Chorus, 2006.

All That a Heart, Jennifer Bennett, soprano and Cory Cox, tenor. Craig Hella Johnson (2003).

Lilly's Eyes (From the Secret Garden), Jonathan Sawyer and JT Landry, tenors. Lucy Simon (1991).

Amor que une con el amor gandisimo (Poem by Gabriel Navar), Paul Basler, b. 1963.

I've Never Been in Love Before (From Guys and Dolls), Shreyas Patel, baritone. Frank Loesser (1910-1969)

That Lonesome Road, VCC Semi Chorus. James Taylor and Don Grolnick, Arr. Simon Carrington (1981).

Cindy, Polly Brecht and Betty Polk, piano. Mack Wilberg, b. 1955.

Sunday, November 18, 7:30 p.m., 2007. Songs of Thanksgiving*.
Martha Rivers Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music

Kyrie eleison, from Missa Brevis (1976), Ruth Watson Henderson (b. 1932).

In Flanders Fields; text by John McCrae (1915), Paul Aitkin (1999). Nicole Naumann, soprano; Allison Pingree, alto.

Kyrie eleison, from Requiem (1947), Maurice Durufle' (1902-1986).

Nada te turbe; text by Saint Teresa of 'Avila (1515-1582), Joan Szymko (b. 1957).

A Song of Thanksgiving, Ralph Vaughan Williams, (1872-1958). Jennifer Bennett, soprano; Nicole Naumann, soprano; Brad Diamond, speaker. The chorus is joined by the Blair Choristers and the Nashville Boychoir at Blair, Hazel Sommerville, director.

Nun danket alle Gott, Johann Pachelbel, (1653-1706).

Alleluia, Randall Thompson, (1899-1984).

Ain' a That Good News,William Dawson (1898-1990).

The Tender Land -Stomp Your Foot and The Promise of Living, Aaron Copland (1900-1990). Bob Covington, solo.

*Vanderbilt Community Chorus dedicated this concert to our dear friend, Lanena Moore, a founding member and choir historian.

Sunday, May 20, 4:00 p.m., 2007. Music of the Spheres
Martha Rivers Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music

Cloudbursts, Eric Whitacre, (b. 1970).

Water Night, Eric Whitacre, (b. 1970).

Selections from Frostiana, Randall Thompson (1899-1984).

Prayers From the Ark by Ivor R. Davies (1901-1971).

Sunday, February 11, 4:00 p.m., 2007. Intermzzo
Martha Rivers Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music

Sing Me to Heaven, Daniel Gawthrop (b. 1953).

Fill My Life with Spring, David N. Childs (b. 1969); Poem by Frank Dempster Sherman (1860-1916). Premiere Peformance*.

Warm as the Autumn Light, Douglas Moore (1893-1969); From the Ballad of Baby Doe; Shreyas Patel, baritone.

Domé epais, Léo Delibes (1836-1891); Flower duet from Lakmé. Vanessa Jackson and Nicole Naumann, sopranos.

The Turtle Dove, Arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). Cory Cox, Tenor.

The Prayer, Carole Bayer Sager and David Foster (1998).Nicole Naumann, soprano; Shreyas Patel, baritone.

Tenderly, Walter Gross; Arr. Harry Simeone (1957).

The Song That Goes Like This (From Spamalot), Eric Idle and John Du Prez; Arr. Mac Huff (2005). Jamie Kirsch, conductor.

The Best of All Possible Worlds (From Candide); Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990); Arr. Robert Page.

*Fill My Life With Spring was commissioned by the Vanderbilt Community Chorus in honor and love for our conductor, leader, mentor and dear friend, Pam Schneller.

Sunday, December 17, 4:00 p.m., 2006. Martha Rivers Ingram Hall, Blair School of Musc

St Nicolas by Benjamin Britten, with Orchestra. Brad Diamond, Tenor.

Brad Diamond is a member of the voice faculty at Blair and a talented tenor known for his musicianship and style. In recent seasons, Dr. Diamond has performed with the Roanoke Music College, Buffalo Philharmonic, Jacksonville Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Oratorio Society of New York, Nashville Symphony, Tulsa Philharmonic, and Princeton Pro Musica. A specialist in oratorio repertoire, Dr. Diamond has performed Bach's St. John Passion with Trinity Church at Wall Street, and he has performed with the Winter Park Bach Festival, Music of the Baroque, Boston Baroque and National Arts Center of Ontario.

Friday, May 19, 8:00 p.m., 2006.
Martha Rivers Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music

Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Requiem, Opus 48, Gabriel Faure' (1845-1924)

Sunday, April 23, 3:30 p.m., 2006, with the Vanderbilt Community Band. Centennial High School, Franklin, TN.

Selections from Jesu, meine Freude, Johann Sebastian Bach and Requiem, Gabriel Faure'

Sunday, February 12, 4:00 p.m., 2006. Music and Poems of Romance and Justice. Guest artists, Amy and Mark Jarman. Martha Rivers Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music

Be Thou A Smooth Way, Ralph M. Johnson (b.1955)

Pilgrim's Hymn, Stephen Paulus (b.1949)

Song of Ruth, David N. Childs (b. 1969); Women of the Chorus

Nigra Sum, Pablo Casals (1876-1973); Men of the Chorus

My Romance, Richard Rodgers (1902-1979); Becky Young

Te Quiero, Alberto Favero/Arr.Liliana Cangliano (1995); Allison Pingree and Gabe Fuson, Soloists

Be Music, Night, Bradley Elllingboe (b. 1958)

I Have Dreamed, Richard Rodgers (1902-1979); Anne and Ben Gregory-Cole

All the Things You Are, Jerome Kern, (1885-1945); Amy Jarman

'SWonderful, George Gershwin (1898-1937)

Friday, December 16, 8:00 p.m., 2005, Martha Rivers Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music

Quatre Motets de Noel, Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

I. O Magnum Mysterium

II. Quem Vidistis Pastores Dicite

Magnificat, RV 610, Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

There Is No Rose of Such Virtue, John Joubert (b.1927)

'A Spotless Rose, Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

O Magnum Mysterium, Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943)

Hiney mah tov, arr. Iris Levine (1989)

Zol Zain Sholem, arr. Joshua Jacobson (1994)

Sleigh Ride, Leroy Anderson (1908-1975)

Sunday, May 22, 4:00 p.m., 2005.
Lord Nelson Mass by Franz Joseph Haydn with Special Guest Conductor Dennis Keene.
Martha Rivers Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music

Dr. DENNIS KEENE is Artistic Director and conductor of the Voices of Ascension Chorus & Orchestra. Known internationally through his many concerts and recordings with Voices of Ascension, which he founded in 1990, his regular guest appearances as conductor and clinician, and his work as Artistic Director of The Dennis Keene Choral Festival, he has emerged as one of leading choral conductors in the world today.

Trois Chansons by Claude Debussy 1862-1918; Poems by Charles D'Orleans (1394-1465). Guest Conductor, David Childs.

Tuesday, April 19, 8:00 p.m., 2005.
For the Love of Music, honoring Pam Schneller.

The Cathedral of the Incarnation, Nashville

Vanderbilt Community Chorus (David Childs) is joined by the Vanderbilt University Concert Choir (Brian Warford), Blair Children's Chorus (Hazel Somerville) and First Presbyterian Sanctuary Choir (Raphael Bundage) in an evening of music and celebration!

The Snow by Edward Elgar (1857-1934); poem by Alice Elgar 1848-1920; guest conductor John Sevier.

My Spirit Sang All Day by Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)

Shenandoah, arranged by Bob Chilcott (b.1955)

'SWonderful by George Gershwin (1898-1937), arr. David Blackwell

Special Guests: Carol McClure, Harp; Parker Ramsay, Piano; Erin Hall and Denise Baker, violins.

Sunday, December 12, 4:00 p.m., 2004.
Fifth Anniversary Holiday Concert - Favorites old and new, highlighting our chorus' history.
Martha Rivers Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music

Miserere, Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652); performed May 2000 by the Vanderbilt Community Chorus.

And He Shall Purify, For Unto Us a Child is Born, George Frideric Handel (1685-1759); performed December 2000 by the Vanderbilt Community Chorus.

Laudate Dominum, Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K. 339 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791); performed May 2001 by the Vanderbilt Community Chorus.

How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place, Psalm 84: 1,2,4, Ein Deutches Requiem, Johannes Brahms (1833-1897); performed May 2002 by the Vanderbilt Community Chorus.

Sing All Ye Joyful, Ruth Watson Henderson (b. 1932); The chorus performed Ruth Watson Henderson's Missa Brevis in May 2004.

A Prayer of Supplication, Hal H. Hopson (b. 1933), Text by Janet McGinnis Noble, a member of the Vanderbilt Community Chorus.

There Will be Rest, Frank Ticheli (b. 1958), Text by Sara Teasdale (1884-1933).

The Singing Heart (with handbells), Bob Chilcott, b. 1955.

Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (with percussion) by John Gardner, (b. 1917.)

Martha Rivers Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music

Sunday, May 16, 8:00 p.m., 2004
From Bach to Bebop; Chorus and Orchestra Martha Rivers Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music

Johann Sebastian Bach's Ascension Oratorio, BWV 11

Missa Brevis by Ruth Watson Henderson (b. 1932)

Spirituals by Sevier, Dawson and Hogan

Vanderbilt Community Chorus and Orchestra

Sunday, April 25, 7:00 p.m., 2004

First United Methodist Church

Selections from Bach's Ascension Oratorio, BWV 11

Spirituals by Sevier, Dawson, Hogan and more.

Sunday, February 15, 4;00 p.m., 2004
Intermezzo
Martha Rivers Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music

Sunday, December 16, 2003

Martha Rivers Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music

Missa Papae Marcelli by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1526-1594)

What Child is This, Carol McClure on the Harp, arr. Carol McClure

Sing We Now of Christmas, arr. Fred Prentice (1927-1990)

Ave Maria by Javier Busto (b. 1949)

What Sweeter Music by John Rutter (b. 1945)

Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

Sunday, October 5, 4:00 p.m., 2003, with the Ex Audi Choir of Germany, Martha Rivers Ingram Hall,
Blair School of Music

Kyrie from Missa Papae Marcelli, by G.P. da Palestrina

Movement III from Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein

Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit by William Dawson

Locus Iste by Avon Bruckner

Ave Maria by Javier Busto

Friday, May 14, 8;00 p.m., 2003, Mozart's Requiem

Martha Rivers Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music

Sunday, April 27, 4:00 p.m., 2003,
Selections from Mozart's Requiem and Folk Songs
(with the Blair Children's Chorus)

St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Gallatin

Sunday, February 9, 4:00 p.m., 2003, Intermezzo
Martha Rivers Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music

Rise Up My Love, My Fair One by Healey Willan (1880-1968)

The Turtle Dove, arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Three Madrigals by Emma Lou Diemer (b.1927), Texts by William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
I. O Mistress Mine (Twelfth Night)
II. Take, O Take Those Lips Away (Measure For Measure)
III. Sigh No More, Ladies (Much Ado About Nothing)

Turn the World Around by Harry Belafonte (b.1927) and Robert Freedman arr. Larry Farrow (1975)

I Could Have Danced All Night by Frederick Loewe (1901-1988), Words by Alan Jay Lerner (1918-1986)

Let Me Call You Sweetheart, arr. Floyd Connett (1956) and Vance Reese (1984)

My Funny Valentine (From Babes in Arms) by Richard Rodgers (1902-1979), Text by Lorenz Hart (1895-1943)

Les Chansons des Roses by Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943), Text by Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926)
II. Contre Qui, Rose
IV. La Rose Complete
V. Dirait-on

Joined by The Vanderbilt University Chamber Singers
April Is In My Mistress' Face by Thomas Morley (c.1558-1602)

Sing We and Chant It by Thomas Morley

Java Jive by Ben Oakland (1907-1979), arr. Kirby Shaw

December 6, 2002, Martha Rivers Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music

O Magnum Mysterium by Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

El Grillo (The Cricket) by Josquin des Prez (c. 1450-4521)

The Silver Swan by Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

Rejoice in the Lamb by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976); Text by Christopher Smart (1722-1771) from the poem Jubilate Agno

O Magnum Mysterium by David N. Childs (b. 1969)

Pa Pa Haugen, Norwegian Folk Song, arr. Bradley Ellingboe

O Magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943)

Little Birds by Eric Whitacre (b. 1970); From the poem En Uxmal by Octavio Pav (1914-1998)

November 17, 2002, Blakeford at Green Hills.

Rejoice in the Lamb by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976); Text by Christopher Smart (1722-1771) from the poem Jubilate Agno

O Magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen, b. 1943

O Magnum Mysterium by Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

The Silver Swan by Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

Pa Pa Haugen, Norwegian Folk Song, arr. Bradley Ellingboe

May 3, 2002. A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms, Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall, Blair School of Music

Featuring Brahms' own two-piano accompaniment.

April 14, 2002. A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms Movements IV, V and VI.
Forest Hills United Methodist Church

Guests of the Blair Children's Chorus, also under the direction of Pam Schneller. The Children's Chorus is renowned for their quality of musicianship and artistry.

February 14, 2002, Intermezzo,Cathedral of the Incarnation

My Spirit Sang All Day by Gerald Finzi (1901-1956); Poem by Robert Bridges (1844-1930)

Les Chansons des Roses by Morten Lauridsen (b.1943), Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926)

Dome epais by Leo Delibes (1836-1891) Flower Duet by Lakme'

An Hymne to Love by John Clements b. 1910, From Five Settings of Herrick, Poem by Robert Herrick (1591-1674)

Stay Well by Kurt Weill (1900-1950), Text by Maxwell Anderson (1888-1959)

My Funny Valentine by Richard Rodgers (1902-1979), Text by Lorenz Hart (1895-1943)

Sing Me to Heaven by Daniel Gawthrop (b. 1949), Text by Jane Griner

December 16, 2001, Holiday Concert,
Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall, Blair School of Music

Sicut Cervus (Psalm 42:1) by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)

Richte mich, Gott (Psalm 43) by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

In the Bleak Midwinter by Harold Darke (1888-1976)

I Wonder as I Wander, Appalachian Carol, arr. John Jacob Niles (1892-1980)

Hodie, Christus natus est by Kola Owolabi (1993)

Christmas Cantata by Daniel Pinkham (b. 1923)

Zol Zain Sholem (Let There Be Peace) arr. Joshua Jacobson (1994)

Deck the Hall arr. David Willcocks (b. 1919)

Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson (1908-1975)

October 21, 2001, Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall, Blair School of Music

Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott BWV 80 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Song for Athene by John Tavener (b.1944)

The King of Love My Shepherd Is by Edward Bairstow (1874-1946)

My Lord, What a Mornin' arr. William Dawson (1898-1990)

My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord by Moses Hogan (b.1957)

May 4, 2001, Cathedral of the Incarnation
May 6, 2001, Andrew Price Methodist Church

Vesperae Solennes de Confessore by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Hymn to St. Cecilia by Benjamin Britten

The Seasonings, 1 1/2 tsp by P.D.Q. Bach

December 5, 2000, Harpeth Heights Baptist Church and
December 15, 2000, Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall, Blair School of Music

Ave Maria by Franz Biebl (b. 1906)

Hodie Christus natus est by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)

O Magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943)

Selections from MESSIAH by George Frederic Handel (1685-1759): Comfort Ye, Every Valley,

And the Glory of the Lord, Thus Saith the Lord, But Who May Abide the Day of His Coming?

And He Shall Purify, For Unto Us a Child is Born

Here, Mid the Ass and Oxen Mild by Alice Parker (b. 1925) and Robert Shaw (1916-1999)

Gloria by John Rutter (b. 1945)

May 18, 2000, Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall, Blair School of Music

Let God Arise (Anthem for the Duke of Chandos) by George Frederic Handel (1685-1759)

Serenade to Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Long Time Ago and Zion's Wall by Aaron Copland (1900-1990)


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