31. May 2020 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: Sunday Evening Music · Tags: , ,

This is long … a FULL concert for this Pentecost Sunday.

From the YouTube Page:

Calmus: Prayer
Concert on Whitsunday

A warm welcome to our third online concert. We broadcast this from the Heilandskirche in Leipzig, Germany. After nearly seven weeks break from doing music we have started to sing together again – with distance.

It is a contemplative hour with spiritual music by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Heinrich Schütz and Josef Gabriel Rheinberger. Three composers who will make pentecost shine with their pure and vivid music.

The concert starts with the hymn of the day „Veni creator spiritus“ (all ecumenical with the Gregorian and Luthers version) and it ends with the „Prayer for the Healing of the Sick“.

You can find a detailed program with texts here: https://bit.ly/2XLUhSa

Again we offer those watching who have not been affected by the crisis financially the opportunity to purchase a virtual ticket for this concert. By doing so you support us directly and help us make up for some of the immense financial losses as a result of concert cancelations.

Via PayPal to:
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Via bank transaction:
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Account holder: Calmus Ensemble Leipzig

We hope that you will enjoy our concert, that the music will accompany you through these particular times and that we can see each other again in the near future on the real stage.

Yours
Calmus Ensemble
Anja, Stefan, Friedrich, Ludwig and Manuel

31. May 2020 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , ,

Bach: Jesu, menine Freude BWV 227
Collegium 1704; Václav Luks, Conductor

28. May 2020 · Comments Off on We Always KNEW It Was All About The English Horn · Categories: English horn

That solo. Well, it IS all about English horn this time!

Written as a reflection on his first experiences in the United States, Dvo?ák’s Ninth Symphony is also known as the New World Symphony. Drawing on his own experience in lockdown, our Principal Cor Anglais Alexandre Oguey has made his own arrangement of the famous symphony for five cor anglais with a very fitting name – ‘New Isolation Symphony’.

28. May 2020 · Comments Off on Opera San José! · Categories: Opera

Here is a glimpse into what I do. I’m not sure if this video will be up for long — it’s part of a special event tonight, but who knows?! Certainly I don’t!

28. May 2020 · Comments Off on Become the Orchestra · Categories: Oboe · Tags: ,

If you can’t play with an orchestra at the moment, just become one yourself. Right?

Well, maybe if you are Diana Doherty.

Strauss Oboe Concerto: first movement

24. May 2020 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: Sunday Evening Music

Amazing Grace

(You can see the names on the video. There is no group name unless it’s “Stay Home”!)

24. May 2020 · Comments Off on The Music Continues · Categories: Can't Stop the Music!, CovidTimes · Tags: ,

… as does my listening. This is beautiful.

Trad. English Melody/arr. G. Winston Cassler (1906-1990)
St. Olaf Orchestra; Steven Amundson, Conductor

24. May 2020 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , , ,

Bach: How shall I fitly meet Thee?
Ex Cathedra; Jeffrey Skidmore, Conductor

21. May 2020 · Comments Off on Saying Goodnight with This Music · Categories: ACappellaAnyday™, Can't Stop the Music!, CovidTimes · Tags: , ,

because it’s lovely …

Stellenbosch University Choir

DIE DONKER (The Dark)
Two Afrikaans Songs
Arranged by André van der Merwe

Die Gang – Christopher Torr
(Publisher: Christopher Torr Music)
As performed by Laurika Rauch
Klein Tambotieboom – Die Heuwels Fantasties

Sound Engineer: Dr Gerhard Roux
Video Production: Regardt Visser
Choir Management: US Woordfees – [email protected]

English Translation:

DIE GANG (The Corridor):
In the dark corridor I saw a light, but the flame was delicate and frail.
I yearned for springtime on my uncle’s farm without electricity.
My aunt said, “My child, my child, love and moths are blind.”
The flame is delicate and frail, and like a thief it can disappear in the night.
Deep within the corridor I yearned for something.
The wind was singing that spring would bring love.
I could hear the day withering – it was only the sun disappearing.
And as certain as the earth that turns, a cock would crow again.
One evening the night turned to day as the storm erupted with all its force.
And I hid in the corridor, because I was afraid of the electricity.

KLEIN TAMBOTIEBOOM (a farm in the Limpopo Province of South Africa):
When the shadows come to fetch me, and when the good Lord does not look out for me,
when the ozone layer perishes
and falls into a chandelier of stars,
lay my heart to rest in Klein Tambotieboom and scatter my ashes across the Bushveld horizon.

17. May 2020 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: Can't Stop the Music!, CovidTimes · Tags: , ,

Pepper Choplin: We are not alone

I have the privilege of working with The SymphoNYChorus of New York, New York, and The New West Symphony & Chorus of Calgary, Alberta. My good friend Henric Ideström conducts them both, and I have recorded albums for both groups. In this time of self isolation, we brought together 70 singers from both groups