Choir Repertoire

Current repertoire is subject to change.

SPRING 2019 REPERTORE

Note: Since Dr. McDavitt will be on leave for spring semester, Chamber Singers will be taking a break for the semester. The Goucher Chorus will be the only choir offered, and will rehearse on Tuesday nights from 7:00pm to 8:50pm in Merrick Hall.

With One Voice: A Choral Festival (March 2019 collaboration)
O Radiant Dawn (James MacMillan, b. 1959)
Muusika (Pärt Uusberg, b. 1986)
How Can I Keep from Singing? (American Hymn, arr. Daniel McDavitt)
We Are One (Brian Tate, b. 1954)
Anthem of Peace (Mack Wilberg, b. 1955)
With One Voice (world premiere) (Daniel McDavitt, b. 1979)

Collaboration with Goucher College Orchestra (April 2019 performance)
Krönungsmesse "Coronation Mass" (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756-1791)
   Kyrie
   Gloria
   Credo
   Sanctus
   Benedictus
   Agnus Dei

FALL 2018 REPERTOIRE

Fall Concert
Muusika (Pärt Uusberg, b. 1986)
O Radiant Dawn (James MacMillan, b. 1959)
Gloria, RV 589 (Antonio Vivaldi, 1678-1741)
     Gloria (Chorus)
     Et in terra pax (Chorus)
     Laudamus te (Sopranos I and II)
     Gratias agimus tibi (Chorus)
     Propter magnam gloriam (Chorus)
     Domine Deus (Soprano)
     Domine, Fili unigenite (Chorus)
     Domine Deus, Agnus Dei (Contralto and Chorus)
     Qui tollis peccata mundi (Chorus)
     Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris (Contralto)
     Quoniam tu solus sanctus (Chorus)
     Cum Sancto Spiritu (Chorus)

Chichester Psalms (Leonard Bernstein, 1918-1990)
     I. Psalm 108:2; Psalm 100
     II. Psalm 23; Psalm 2:1-4
     III. Psalm 131; Psalm 133:1

Adiemus (Karl Jenkins, b. 1944)
Space-Time (world premiere) (Deepak Ram, b. 1960)
Iza Ngomso (Christopher Tin, b. 1976)
Ballade to the Moon (Daniel Elder, b. 1987)
Sanctus, from Requiem for the Living (Dan Forrest, b. 1978)

Lessons and Carols (standard repertoire listed; new repertoire TBD)
Once in Royal David's City (English Carol, arr. David Willcocks)
Ding! Dong! Merrily on High (French Carol, arr. Daniel McDavitt)
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree (Elizabeth Poston, 1905-1987) 
O Radiant Dawn (James MacMillan, b. 1959)
In the Bleak Midwinter (Philip Stopford, b. 1977)
Whence Is That Goodly Fragrance Flowing (French Carol, arr. Mack Wilberg)
Hark, the Herald Angels Sing (F. Mendelssohn, arr. Julian Wachner)
Gloria in excelsis Deo, from Gloria RV 589 (Antonio Vivaldi, 1678-1741)
Laudamus Te, from Gloria RV 589 (Antonio Vivaldi, 1678-1741)
O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adestes Fideles, arr. Willcocks)
We Three Kings (J. H. Hopkins, arr. David Willcocks)
Sanctus, from Requiem for the Living (Dan Forrest, b. 1978)

Silent Night (Franz Gruber, arr. Daniel McDavitt)

SPRING 2018 REPERTOIRE

Spring Concert
O sing joyfully (Adrian Batten, 1591-1637)
Laudate Jehovam, omnes gentes (Georg Philip Telemann, 1681-1767)
Dofta, dofta, vit syrén (David Wikander, 1884-1955)
Sommarpsalm (Waldemar Ahlen, 1894-1982)
Die Lotosblume (Robert Schumann, 1810-1856)
Já vem a primavera! (Henrique de Curitiba, 1934-2008)
A Red, Red Rose (James Quitman Mulholland, b. 1960)
Hamba nathi (Traditional South African, arr. D. McDavitt)
Tshotsholoza (Traditional South African, arr. Jeffrey Ames)
Requiem in D minor, Op. 48 (Gabriel Fauré, 1845-1924)

EPIC: A Concert Collaboration of the Goucher College Choirs and Orchestra
Anvil Chorus (G. Verdi)
Va pensiero (G. Verdi)
Brindisi (G. Verdi)
Songs from Middle Earth (McDavitt)
Choral Fantasy (Beethoven)

FALL 2017 REPERTOIRE

Older Voices
O magnum mysterium (Johann Stadlmayr, ca. 1580-1648)
Cherubic Hymn (Dmitri Bortnyansky, 1751-1825)
Bogoroditse Djevo (Arvo Pärt, b. 1935)

Newer Voices
Ubi caritas (Ola Gjeilo, b. 1978)
Agnus Dei, from Requiem for the Living (Dan Forrest, b. 1978)

American Voices
Down in the River to Pray (Traditional, arr. D. McDavitt)
Hallelujah (William Walker, arr. Jean Applonie)
The Pasture (Randall Thompson, 1899-1984)

Voices from Around the World
Va pensiero, from Nabucco (Giuseppe Verdi, 1813-1901)
Mu isamaa an minu arm (Gustav Ernesaks, 1908-1993)
Mi y’maleil (Stanley Hoffman, b. 1959)
Wana Baraka (arr. Shawn Kirchner)
Jerusalem (Hubert Parry, 1848-1918)
Make Them Hear You, from Ragtime (Lynn Ahrens, arr. McDavitt)
Baba Yetu, from Calling All Dawns (Christopher Tin, b. 1976)
Kia Hora Te Marino, from Calling All Dawns (Christopher Tin, b. 1976)

Lessons and Carols
Once in Royal David's City (English Carol, arr. David Willcocks)
Ding! Dong! Merrily on High (French Carol, arr. Daniel McDavitt)
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree (Elizabeth Poston, 1905-1987) 
Estampie Natalis (Vaclav Nelhybel, 1919-1996)
What Child is This? (arr. Dale Warland)
In dulci jubilo (Dietrich Buxtehude, 1637-1707)
Bogoroditse Djevo (Arvo Pärt, b. 1935)
O magnum mysterium (Johann Stadlmayr, ca. 1580-1648)

O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adestes Fideles, arr. Willcocks)
In the Bleak Midwinter (Harold Darke, 1888-1976)
We Three Kings (J. H. Hopkins, arr. David Willcocks)
Carol of Joy (Dan Forrest, b. 1978)
Silent Night (Franz Gruber, arr. Daniel McDavitt)

SPRING 2017 REPERTOIRE

Repertoire from Spring Choral Concert
If Music Be the Food of Love (David Dickau, b. 1953)
Lobet den Herren alle Heiden (Georg Philipp Telemann, 1681-1767)
Messe Basse (Gabriel Fauré, 1845-1924)
Seal Lullaby (Eric Whitacre, b. 1970)
Dances to Life (Mack Wilberg, b. 1955)
     Wonder
     Here I Stand
     If Clarions Sound
Homward Bound (Marta Keen, arr. Jay Althouse)
Light of the Clear Blue Morning (Dolly Parton, arr. Craig Hella Johnson)
Let the River Run (Carly Simon, arr. Craig Hella Johnson)

Repertoire for Remembrance Service
Homward Bound (Marta Keen, arr. Jay Althouse)
Light of the Clear Blue Morning (Dolly Parton, arr. Craig Hella Johnson)

Music and Memory Collaboration with Deer Creek Chorale & Guest Conductor Bruce Rogers
If Music Be The Food of Love (David Dickau, b. 1953) performed with Deer Creek Chorale
Beautiful Songs of Yesteryear (arr. Ronald Staheli) performed by Deer Creek Chorale
     Nearness of You
     My Foolish Heart
     Time After Time
Dances to Life (Mack Wilberg, b. 1955)
     Wonder
     Here I Stand
     If Clarions Sound
Three Memories (Daniel McDavitt, b. 1979) performed by Deer Creek Chorale
     Music
     My Childhood Home
     The Fountain
Alzheimer's Stories (Robert Cohen) performed with Deer Creek Chorale
     The Numbers
     The Stories
     For the Caregivers

FALL 2016 REPERTOIRE

Traveling Songs
Long Time Trav'ler (Edgar Dumas, arr. Daniel McDavitt)
Untraveled Worlds (Paul Halley, b. 1952)

Shining A Light
Shine on Me (Traditional Spiritual, arr. Rollo Dilworth)
This Little Light of Mine (Traditional Spiritual, arr. Earlene Rentz)

Sacred Songs
Verbum caro factum est (Hans Leo Hassler, 1564-1612)
Missa Brevis No. 4 (Eleanor Daley, b. 1955)
Benedicam Dominum (Daniel McDavitt, b. 1979)
Shaker Songs (arr. Kevin Siegfried)

Changing the World
Turn the World Around (Belafonte, arr. Mark Hayes)

Lessons and Carols
Once in Royal David's City (English Carol, arr. David Willcocks)
Ding! Dong! Merrily on High (French Carol, arr. Daniel McDavitt)
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree (Elizabeth Poston, 1905-1987)
In the Bleak Midwinter (Philip Stopford, b. 1977)
Carol of the Bells (Ukrainian Carol, arr. McDavitt)
Missa Brevis No. 4 (Eleanor Daley, b. 1955)
Verbum caro factum est (Hans Leo Hassler, 1564-1612)
O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adestes Fideles, arr. Willcocks)
Gaudete (Piae Cantiones, arr. Michael McGlynn)
The First Nowell (English Carol, arr. Mack Wilberg)
We Three Kings (J. H. Hopkins, arr. David Willcocks)
Estrella de Luz (Lorin Wheelwright, arr. Daniel McDavitt)
Silent Night (Franz Gruber, arr. Daniel McDavitt)

SPRING 2016 REPERTOIRE

EPIC: A Concert Collaboration of the Goucher College Choirs and Orchestra
O Fortuna, from Carmina Burana (Carl Orff, 1895-1982)
Dies Irae, Confutatis, and Lacrimosa, from Requiem, K. 626 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756-1791)
Songs from Middle Earth (Daniel McDavitt, b. 1979)
Highlights from Les Miserables (Schoenberg and Boublil, arr. Mac Huff)

Repertoire from Spring Choral Concert
Two Alleluyas (John Taverner, c. 1490-1545)
Sicut cervus (G. P. da Palestrina, 1525-1594)
Laudate Dominum omnes gentes (Marc-Antoine Charpentier, 1643-1704)
Awake the Trumpet's Lofty Sound, from Samson (G. F. Handel, 1685-1759)
Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52 (Johannes Brahms, 1833-1897)
Rise Up, My Love, My Fair One (Healey Willan, 1880-1968)
Songs from Middle Earth, I-III (Daniel McDavitt, b. 1979)
I Want to Be Ready (Spiritual, arr. Moses Hogan)
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen (Spiritual, arr. Howard Helvey)
Precious Lord, Take My Hand (Thomas Dorsey, arr. Daniel McDavitt)
Been Down Into the Sea (Spiritual, arr. Nick Page)

FALL 2015 REPERTOIRE

Songs of Praise, Peace, and Glory
Dona nobis pacem (Anonymous)
Jubilate Deo (Orlande de Lassus, 1530-1594)
Cantique de Jean Racine (1845-1924)
Gloria (Randol Alan Bass, b. 1953)

Partsongs from Around the World
Il est bel et bon (Pierre Passereau, 1509-1547)
Mon coeur se recommande a vous (Anonymous)
Dirait-on, from Les Chansons des Roses (Morten Lauridsen, b. 1943)
Three Madrigals (Emma Lou Diemer, b. 1927)
     O Mistress Mine, Where Are You Roaming
     Take, O Take These Lips Away
     Sigh No More, Ladies, Sigh No More
Double Trouble (John Williams, arr. Teena Chinn), from Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban
Five Hebrew Love Songs (Eric Whitacre, b. 1970)

Songs Inspired by African Musical Traditions
Daa Na Se (Ghanaian Song, arr. Raymond Wise)
Amavolovolo (Zulu Dowry Song, arr. Rudolf de Beer)
Baba Yetu (Christopher Tin, b. 1976)

A Mindful Reflection
Ballade to the Moon, from Nocturnes (Daniel Elder, b. 1989)

Lessons and Carols
Once in Royal David's City (English Carol, arr. David Willcocks)
Ding! Dong! Merrily on High (French Carol, arr. Daniel McDavitt)
The Friendly Beasts (French Carol, arr. Stephen Paulus)
The First Nowell (English Carol, arr. Paul Halley)
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree (Elizabeth Poston, 1905-1987)
Dona nobis pacem (Anonymous)
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (English Carol, arr. Matthew Armstrong)
O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adestes Fideles, ar.. David Willcocks)
Gloria (Randol Alan Bass, b. 1953)
We Three Kings (J. H. Hopkins, arr. David Willcocks)
The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy (West Indian Carol, arr. Mack Wilberg)
Silent Night (Franz Gruber, arr. Daniel McDavitt)

SPRING 2015 REPERTOIRE

The British High Renaissance: Parties, Passions, Pleasure, and Pain
Pastime with Good Company (King Henry VIII)
Come Again, Sweet Love (John Dowland)
If Music Be the Food of Love (Henry Purcell)

The British Romantics: The Beauty of Love and Nature
Flower of Beauty (John Clements)
Just As the Tide Was Flowing (Ralph Vaughan Williams)

The British Invasion: Choral Settings of Beatles Hits
Blackbird (arr. Daryl Runswick)
Can't Buy Me Love (Lennon & McCartney, arr. Keith Abbs)

Sacred Choruses from Diverse Traditions
Louez Le Seigneur (Cameroon Processional Song, arr. Ralph Johnson)
Zikr (A. R. Rahman, arr. Ethan Speery)
Jauchzet dem Herren, SWV 36 (Heinrich Schutz)
Gloria, RV 589 (Antonio Vivaldi)
Ave verum corpus, KV 618 (W. A. Mozart)

A Choral Zoo: Choruses, Folk Songs, and Nursery Rhymes
El Grillo (Josquin des Prez)
The Owl and the Pussycat (arr. Bob Chilcott)
The Pasture (Z. Randall Stroope)
Animal Crackers, vol. I (Eric Whitacre)

Songs of Protests, Revolutions, and Peace
Amavolovolo (arr. Rudolf DeBeer)
Tshotsholoza (arr. Jeffrey Ames)
Kum Ba Yah (arr. D. McDavitt)
Lift Every Voice and Sing (arr. Craig Courtney)
Anthem of Peace (Mack Wilberg)

Special Encore for the City of Baltimore
Precious Lord, Take My Hand (arr. D. McDavitt)

FALL 2014 REPERTOIRE

Four Choral Masterworks
Adoro te devote (13th Century Chant)
Mass for Three Voices (William Byrd)
In dulci jubilo (Dietrich Buxtehude)
Ave verum corpus (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Early American Songs
Down in the River to Pray (arr. D. McDavitt)
Pretty Saro (arr. D. McDavitt)
Bright Morning Stars (arr. D. McDavitt
Homeward Bound (arr. Roger Emerson)
Deep River (arr. D. McDavitt)
Dry Bones (arr. Mark Hayes)

Songs of Peace from Around the World
Amani (Audrey Snyder)
Ose Shalom (John Leavitt)
Let There Be Peace on Earth (And Let It Begin With Me) (Arr. Craig Courtney)
Kia hora te marino (Christopher Tin)

Lessons and Carols
Once in Royal David's City (English Carol, arr. David Willcocks)
Still, Still, Still (Austrian Carol, arr. Mack Wilberg)
Of the Father's Love Begotten (10th Century Chant, arr. Dale Warland)
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming (German Carol, arr. Burkhart Schurmann)
Agnus Dei (William Byrd)
Ave verum corpus (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adestes Fideles, ar.. David Willcocks)
In The Bleak Midwinter (Philip Stopford)
In dulci jubilo (Dietrich Buxtehude)
We Three Kings (J. H. Hopkins, arr. David Willcocks)
Isse, Isse (African Christmas Song, arr. R. Staheli/D. McDavitt)
Silent Night (Franz Gruber, arr. Daniel McDavitt)