10. December 2016 · Comments Off on Goodnight Music · Categories: Goodnight Music

Luther’s Nordic Choir, Allen Hightower, conductor performs Susan LaBarr’s setting of Sara Teasdale’s poem.

Grace Before Sleep

How can our minds and bodies be
Grateful enough that we have spent,
Here in this generous room…
This evening of content?

Each one of us has walked through storm
And fled the wolves along the road;
But here the hearth is wide and warm,
And for this shelter and this light
Accept, O Lord, our thanks to-night.

SARA TEASDALE (1884-1933)

07. December 2016 · Comments Off on Goodnight Music · Categories: Goodnight Music

Morten Lauridsen: Sure on this Shining Night

Allen Hightower conducts Luther College’s Nordic Choir in Lauridsen’s setting of the James Agee poem.

05. December 2016 · Comments Off on Goodnight Music · Categories: Goodnight Music

(Goodnight music won’t happen every night, although I’ve now done two in a row … I just want to post this because I love it so much!)

04. December 2016 · Comments Off on Goodnight Music · Categories: Goodnight Music

The USC Thornton Chamber Singers perform the West Coast premiere of Jeffrey Van’s “Fourteen Angels” on November 6, 2015. Jo-Michael Scheibe, conductor, and Ines Thomé, guitar. Recorded at The Parish of St. Matthew, Pacific Palisades