Tag Archives: St Martin’s Chamber Choir

Duruflé Requiem

Held in such high esteem as one of the most profound of all choral works, Maestro Krueger has felt that performing the Maurice Duruflé Requiem requires a level of artistic maturity and depth of human experience that he was not confident of possessing. Therefore, for the first time in its history, St. Martin’s Chamber Choir […]

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The Voice of Nature

St. Martin’s Chamber Choir Virtual Performance. Nature has inspired and spoken to a great variety of composers through the ages. At a time when many believe our earth to be in crisis, to listen to that voice is of increasing and possibly even critical importance.  A Cameo group of 16 St. Martin’s singers gives a […]

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St. Martin’s Voices of Nature

Preview by Betsy Schwarm One full year into social distancing, many of us have wearied of gazing at computer screens.  If, perchance, it would take a compelling reason to return to the computer for diversion and entertainment, April 23rd will bring a possibility:  the St. Martin Chamber Choir’s Voice of Nature program evoking sea and […]

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Aurora Borealis: Baltic Music

St. Martin’s Chamber Choir Virtual Performance. There must be something in the water of the Baltic Sea (or is it the Aurora Borealis?) to produce the incredible outpouring of choral masterworks in the last few decades from along its shores!  From Estonians like Pärt, Latvians like Ešenvalds, Swedes like Jansson, to Finns like Rautavaara, there […]

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Aurora Borealis: Baltic Music

St. Martin’s Chamber Choir Virtual Performance. There must be something in the water of the Baltic Sea (or is it the Aurora Borealis?) to produce the incredible outpouring of choral masterworks in the last few decades from along its shores!  From Estonians like Pärt, Latvians like Ešenvalds, Swedes like Jansson, to Finns like Rautavaara, there […]

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Aurora Borealis: Baltic Music

St. Martin’s Chamber Choir Virtual Performance. There must be something in the water of the Baltic Sea (or is it the Aurora Borealis?) to produce the incredible outpouring of choral masterworks in the last few decades from along its shores!  From Estonians like Pärt, Latvians like Ešenvalds, Swedes like Jansson, to Finns like Rautavaara, there […]

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An Olde English Christmas: The Britten “Ceremony of Carols”

St. Martin’s Chamber Choir Virtual Performance. With its mystical Medieval texts, Benjamin Britten’s (1913-1976) beloved “Ceremony of Carols” for voices and harp will be the centerpiece of a concert featuring the best of “Olde English” Yuletide cheer, from modern arrangements of lusty tunes like the Gloucestershire Wassail and the Boar’s Head Carol, to more restrained […]

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In a Dark Chapel: The Byrd Mass for 4 voices

St. Martin’s Chamber Choir Virtual Performance. William Byrd (1543-1623) was forced to disguise his Roman Catholicism in Protestant England, and, though providing many choral works in English for Queen Elizabeth I’s Chapel Royal, he secretly wrote some of the most captivating and soul-wrenching works for clandestine Catholic chapels in the homes of sympathetic English aristocrats.  […]

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High Praise: Music for Trebles and Organ

St. Martin’s Chamber Choir Virtual Performance. In addition to ethereal works for women’s voices and organ by Brahms and Mendelssohn, a small group of six women will perform the Mass for 3-part women’s chorus and organ by Hans Kössler (1853-1926), a German composer resident for much of his life in Hungary, and who counted Bartok […]

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Tracing “The Way of St. James” in Song

A review by Marc Shulgold Whether by car, airplane, bus, train or bike, there’s something appealing about taking a trip. Usually, it’s for pleasure, visiting friends or relatives or simply for discovering new places. But for many of the world’s Catholics, one journey has always carried significance beyond the mere act of leaving home. “The […]

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