Kari Cruver Medina: We Thank Thee
Sung by Graveyard Girls (dir. Lauren Kastanas), Mägi Ensemble (dir. Heather MacLaughlin Garbes), Sound City Singers (dir. Johanna Olson), and Radiance (dir. Markdavin Obenza)

Caroline Shaw: “and the swallow” (based on Psalm 84)
Radiance Choir

How beloved is your dwelling place,
o lord of hosts,
my soul yearns, faints,
my heart and my flesh cry out.

The sparrow found a house,
and the swallow her nest,
where she may raise her young.

They pass through the Valley of Bakka,
they make it a place of springs;
the autumn also covers it with pools.

Owain Park: Night Prayer
The Gesualdo Six

To Thee before the close of day,
Creator of the world, we pray
That, with Thy wonted favour, Thou
Wouldst be our guard and keeper now.

From all ill dreams defend our sight,
From fears and terrors of the night;
Withhold from us our ghostly foe,
That spot of sin we may not know.

O Father, that we ask be done,
Through Jesus Christ, Thine only Son,
Who, with the Holy Ghost and Thee,
Doth live and reign eternally.

Amen.

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

I was walking after church today, and this came on. (I was just listening to a mix that Apple provided.) I had to come home and look it up!

Ah, that low note at 5:15! (Not the only low note, mind you, but that one was pretty wonderful!)

Benedict Sheehan, “Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom”

Mvt. 9: The Cherubic Hymn

The Saint Tikhon Choir
Benedict Sheehan, Conductor

sainttikhonchoir.org

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

Andrew Peterson and Ben Shive: Is He Worthy?
Highrock Church

“Is He Worthy?” (Andrew Peterson) – Performed by Tim Bongiovanni, Tom Baskett, Esther Lin, Koo Chung, Ronald Hong, and the Highrock Virtual Easter Choir.
Choir arrangement by Andrew Peterson, Additional arrangements by Tim Bongiovanni.
Video editing by Samuel Kim.

Here is Andrew Peterson singing the song, in case you wonder who he is:

Yes, occasionally I listen to contemporary stuff. Go figure.

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

Robin Mark: Ancient Words

Music Arr / Instrumental by – John Eifediyi

Mendelssohn: Heilig
The Choir of the Church of St. Mary the Virgin; Dr. David Hurd, Music Director

Heilig, heilig, heilig, ist Gott, der Herr Zebaoth!
Alle Lande sind seiner Ehre voll.
Hosianna in der Höh’!
Gelobt sei, der da kommt im Namen des Herrn!
Hosianna in der Höh’!

Holy, holy, holy is God, the Lord Sabaoth!
The whole earth is full of your glory.
Sing Hosanna in the heights.
Blest is he that comes in the name of the Lord.
Sing Hosanna in the heights.