Greg Gilpin: For the Beauty of the Earth.
Virtual Choir including Grand Cities Children’s Choir and more; Greg Gilpin, Conductor

J. S. Bach: Jesus bleibet meine Freude
CONSORT SW1; Richard McVeigh, Director and Organist

Our God, Our Help in Ages Past
Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church Choir

Mendelssohn: Warum toben die Heiden
Bragi Alumni Choir; Rein de Vries, Director

These are getting harder and harder to find … not sure how long I can keep the virtual choir posts going! This is quite short, but I love Bach, so here you go:

Bach: Ich will hier bei dir stehen
Voci Vocal Ensemble; Rineke, Director

Beautiful!

(Can you hear the variety of tone? Oboists don’t all sound the same!)

(It has been my goal to only post performances recorded during Covid Times. I’m not sure how much longer I’ll be able to find things, but I do keep searching! If any readers find things I’ve yet to see please feel free to contact me.)

Bach: Ich esse mit Freuden mein weniges Brot from BWV 84
Les Délices:
Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Shelby Yamin, violin
Debra Nagy, oboe
Mélisande Corriveau, cello
Eric Milnes, keyboard

15. August 2020 · Comments Off on Wishing you all Well · Categories: Can't Stop the Music!, CovidTimes · Tags: ,

I have to force myself to go outside and walk these days. This is something I normally love doing. Thankfully I have an encourager here who does suggest I head on out, and I usually take his advice. And then yes, I think to myself, “What a Wonderful World”.


Schola Diffusa | Virtual Choir

15. August 2020 · Comments Off on Nice! · Categories: Can't Stop the Music!, CovidTimes · Tags: ,

This is sweet!

From the YouTube page:
Hope Lingers On
Music by Lissa Schneckenburger
Arranged by Andrea Ramsey

Sung by the Augustana College Summer Virtual Choir 2020
Augustana College
Rock Island, Illinois

This video was recorded by some of the
incoming first-year students at
Augustana College in Rock Island Illinois.

Before recording this project,
these students had never met or sung together.

The choir met to discuss the piece and
work on preparation in five one-hour virtual sessions.

This video is the culmination of their
hard work and dedication to choral music.

As arranger Andrea Ramsey suggests in
the introduction to the score, we find this piece
to be a heartfelt, timely, and determined call for optimism.

10. August 2020 · Comments Off on Amazing Grace · Categories: Can't Stop the Music!, CovidTimes · Tags: ,

Here is Jennifer Higdon’s arrangement of Amazing Grace, played by members of the Minnesota Orchestra. For so many reasons it makes me rather weepy.

Sarah Grimes, violin
Hanna Landrum, violin
Sifei Cheng, viola
Anthony Ross, cello