Feb.17 “With Broken Heart and Contrite Sigh” St. Patrick Presbyterian Church
Feb.18 “Psalm 51” The Sons of Korah
Feb 19 “Hear My Prayer O Lord” Purcell Voces8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74Q33UL7ugc
Feb.20 “Lord, I Want to Be Like Jesus” Fernando Ortega
Feb.21 “What Wondrous Love Is This” St. Olaf Choir
Feb.22 “Out of the Depths” The Genevans
Feb.23 “The Corinthian Song” Sam Robson Beautiful and remarkable!
Feb.24 “A Poor Wayfaring Stranger” Sam Robson Gorgeous! Eternal perspective.
Feb.25 “Jesus Paid It All” Fernando Ortega Beautiful arrangement of this tune.
Bonuses: “Jesus Paid It All”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfUNU-sPwbQ Celtic Worship
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN5L8qtDR60 Choral Arrangement
Feb.26 “Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy” Kristin and Keith Getty
Feb.27 “The God of Abraham Praise” Grace Community Church Congregation
Feb.28 “I’d Rather Have Jesus” Alison Krauss
Mar.1 “The Omnipotence” Schubert Hour of Power Choir
Mar.2 “Benedictus” Karl Jenkins 7:40 minutes
Mar.3 “Phos Hilaron” Owain Park The Gesualdo Six
Mar.4 “Cornerstone” Shawn Kirchner Loma Linda Academy
Mar.5 “Holy, Holy, Holy is God the Lord” No. 35 from Elijah Oratorio Mendelssohn
Mar. 6 “Behold, God the Lord Passed By” from Elijah St. Olaf Chapel Choir
Mar. 7 “And Can It Be?” Brits hymn sing
Mar.8 “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken” BuPyeong Methodist Church, The 74th Anniversary Service Immanuel Symphony Orchestra United Choir
Mar.9 “The Sign of the Son” Simon Khorolskiy in Russian with English translation
Mar.10 “Miserere Mei, Deus” Tenebrae Choir Exquisite!!!!!! Psalm 51
Mar.11 “Agnus Dei” Vlaams Radiokoor (It wouldn’t be Lent without hearing this glorious setting aof a confessional prayer at least once! “Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world, have mercy on us.”)
March 12 “Have Thine Own Way Lord” Fountain Valley Academy
“Have Thine Own Way Lord” Philippine Madrigal Singers (in Italy)
Mar. 13 “Behold, People Have Walked in Great Darkness” Philippe Sly, Trinity Wall Street Baroque Orchestra
Mar. 14 “God So Loved the World” Te Deum Chamber Choir
Mar.15 “How Firm A Foundation” First Plymouth Church Lincoln, Nebraska
Mar.16 “Hear My Prayer, O Lord” Purcell Voces8
Mar. 17 “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken” BuPyeong Methodist Church S.Korean
“Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken” Glorious Philharmonic Choir (African)
Mar. 18 “Saints Bound for Heaven” Missouri State University Chorale https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onObQOmUWws
Bonus: “Goin Home” Dvorak Sissel When we all get to Zion!
Mar. 19 “Praise My Soul, the King of Heaven” Douglas Marshall et al.
“Praise My Soul, the King of Heaven, 800 voice choir
Mar. 20 “O Nata Lux” Morten Lauridsen, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Paul Salamunovich, conductor. This is one movement of a larger piece, Lux Aeterna. The piece was premiered by the Los Angeles Master Chorale in 1997.
Mar. 21 “Hallelujah, What A Savior” Gaither Vocal Band
Mar.22 “The Lord is an Everlasting God” St. Olaf Choir
Mar.23 “Avinu Malkeinu” Park Avenue Synagogue New York Azi Schwartz Cantor
Mar. 24 “Walk as Children of Light” St. Olaf College Choir
Mar. 25 “May the Mind of Christ My Savior” Jake Armerding
Mar.26 “Christus Factus Est” Gregorian Chant note how the direction of the melody is affected by the text (particularly “exalted”) The text is easy to follow.
Mar. 27 “Jesus Shall Reign” Grace Community
Mar.28 Palm Sunday “Ride On King Jesus” Moses Hogan Singers
“Ride on King Jesus” Jessye Norman
“Hosanna to the Song of David” Cambridge Singers
Mar. 29 “The Blind Man Stood on the Road and Cried” Josh White Don’t miss it!
Mar.30 “He Was Wounded for Our Transgressions” Gramophone Chorus Ghana
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNvIRc-7c9o from Messiah
Mar.31 “Stricken, Smitten and Afflicted” Fernando Ortega and Quintessence Ensemble
Bonus: “What Wondrous Love Is This” Chelsea Moon and Franz Brothers
Apr.1 “Ubi Caritas” Paul Mealor Composer Mealor appears during the applause.
“Ubi Caritas” Ola Gjeilo Central Washington Chamber Choir with the composer on piano.
Apr.2 “All We Like Sheep” from Messiah Robert Shaw Chorale
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g799LFGqiv8 Note the “joy” of the disobedient, frolicking sheep and the contrast of “and the Lord laid on him the iniquity of us all.” Handel got it and Shaw understood it.
“O Sacred Head Now Wounded” Fernando Ortega
Apr.3 “Messiah” Part II Rivertree Singers & Friends Choral Festival
Apr.4 “Hallelujah Chorus” Sir Colin Davishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6_nJ11BgTE
“Hallelujah Chorus” Robert Shaw
Note the difference in the conductor’s interpretation of this very familiar piece. In the first one, Sir Colin Davis is more leisurely enjoying the piece as we’ve heard it a thousand times. In contrast, Mr. Shaw has a fresh drive in the piece and has some slight stretches in phrasing at key times. Mr. Shaw is letting the music portray the text, “hallelujah!” I’m sorry it’s a visually fuzzy recording, but this rendition is one of the best I’ve ever heard.
“I Know the My Redeemer Liveth” Sylvia McNair Sung by a believer.
“Worthy is the Lamb” Robert Shaw
“Messiah” part 3 Octopus Symphony Chorus
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