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 (cpdl.org)
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!
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