Posts by Jayson Snipes

A Message from our Artistic Director

A Message from our Artistic Director

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Spring Session 6: “Homeward Bound”

Spring Session 6: “Homeward Bound”

“Homeward Bound” arr. Jay AlthouseOriginal Song and Text by Marta Keen From the original composer: “I wrote this song for...

Spring Session 5: “A Girl’s Garden”

Spring Session 5: “A Girl’s Garden”

This women’s chorus selection from Randall Thompson’s Frostiana was composed in 1959 and based on the poem “A Girl’s Garden” by Robert...

Spring Session 4: “When Music Sounds”

Spring Session 4: “When Music Sounds”

Set to a popular text by Walter de la Mare (1873–1956), this secular work is an expressive homage to J....

Spring Session 3: “Yesterday”

Spring Session 3: “Yesterday”

Enjoy this adaptation of the King’s Singers’ arrangement of “Yesterday,” written by Paul McCartney. “Yesterday” is a melancholy ballad about...

Spring Session 2: “Sure On This Shining Night”

Spring Session 2: “Sure On This Shining Night”

Samuel Barber was a prolific song composer, having written over 100 works for voice and piano, the majority of which...

Spring Session 1: “How Can I Keep from Singing?”

Spring Session 1: “How Can I Keep from Singing?”

“How Can I Keep From Singing?” is an American folksong originally composed as a Christian hymn by American Baptist minister Robert Wadsworth Lowry. The original composition is now...

Holiday Session 4: “O Little Town of Bethlehem”

Holiday Session 4: “O Little Town of Bethlehem”

Please enjoy our final session of 2020 – “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” arranged by Dan Forrest. We are very...

Holiday Session 3: “There Shall a Star” – Felix Mendelssohn

Holiday Session 3: “There Shall a Star” – Felix Mendelssohn

Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847) was working on the composition of an oratorio but died suddenly at the age of 38 before...

Holiday Session 2: “Glow” – Eric Whitacre

Holiday Session 2: “Glow” – Eric Whitacre

“Glow,” by Eric Whitacre (b. 1950), was composed for the World of Color Honor Choir as part of the World of...

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