Sunday, November 6, 2011

Day Three Repertoire from the NCCO Conference in Ft Collins

Okay sports fans- here is the rep from day three- the final day of an extremely successful NCCO conference. Everyone is all smiles about what they got out of this three days. Choral music is alive and well on many fronts, but especially I see the joy (arising out of their very strong efforts) on young singers' faces- it is thrilling to see!

Northwest Missouri State University, Tower Chamber Choir, dir. by Stephen Town

Literature from the English School for Chorus and Organ (Sean Vogt, organ)

God is gone up, by Finzi (Boosey)

Like as a hart desireth the waterbrooks, by Howells (OUP)


The Lord is Risen, by Arthur Bliss (Novello)

Magnificat and Nunc dimittis, by Rubbra (Allied Lengnick)

Nunc dimittis, by Stanford (

Colorado State University Chamber Choir, dir. by James Kim; Guest conductor for the performance, Helmuth Rilling

Singet den Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225 by JS Bach

Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227, by JS Bach

Magnificat, BWV 243, by JS Bach

(Oh my, what glorious singing and phrasing, plus great 1st trumpet and piccolo trpt; trpt three filled in the rest of the notes ably)

All in all, great and extremely varied repertoire for this conference. More later, dudes and dudettes!


  1. Since you're talking about repertoire: On Day #3 there was also the official debut of the NCCO Choral Music Series ( in a literature session. The four pieces in the inaugural imprint are:

    Dwight Bigler — Miss Mackenzie
    Joseph Gregorio — Love, thricewise (yes, obviously, this comment is a bit of shameless self-promotion)
    Brian Holmes — The Cat and the Moon
    Robinson McClellan — Nunc dimittis

    It was great meeting you at the conference, Paul!

  2. Hi Joe- I will post soon in some detail about the activities other than the concerts.