Yes, I posted another of this same song a short time ago, but I think it’s good for today.

Suzanne Toolan: I am the Bread of Life
This virtual choir cover is a collaboration between Harmony Choir, Unity Through Christ Choir, and the Thursday Club Choir, all resident choirs of Holy Family Catholic Church, Artesia, CA.

Patricia Van Ness: Birds of the Air
Capella Clausura; Amelia LeClair, Director

Cappella Clausura, Live at Lindsay Chapel, December 2017

Psalm 104 (Birds of the Air)
Beside your springs the birds of the air make their nests
And sing among the branches.

Sopranos: Adriana Repetto (soloist), Shannon Larkin, Janet Ross, Courtney Elf Rowe
Altos: Lisa Haldey, Teri Kowiak, Claire Shepro, Jennifer Webb
Tenors: Fausto Miro, Ethan Rowe, Peter Schilling, James Williamson
Basses: Thaddeus Bell, Lawson Daves, Anthony Garza, Will Prapestis
Director: Amelia LeClair

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God Is Seen, arr. Alice Parker
Concordia Choir; Michael Culloton, Conductor

God is Seen – arr. Alice Parker

Through all the world below God is seen all around,
Search hills and valleys through, there He’s found.
The growing of the corn, the lily and the thorn,
The pleasant and forlorn all declare: God is there,
In meadows dressed in green, God is seen.

See springing waters rise, fountains flow, rivers run,
The mist that veils the sky hides the sun.
Then down the rain doth pour, the ocean, it doth roar
And beat upon the shore; And all praise, in their ways,
The God who ne’er declines His designs.

The sun with all his rays speaks of God as he flies,
The comet in her blaze, ‘God’, she cries;
The shining of the stars, the moon, when she appears,
His awful name declares; See them fly through the sky,
And join the solemn sound all around.

Ellen Gilson Voth: There is a River
Gethsemane Lutheran Church; Paul McKenzie, Director

Sr. Suzanne Toolan, RSM: I Am The Bread of Life
The music ministers of the Church of Saint Paul the Apostle, NYC
Orchestration by Adam Jones
Valerie Shondel, Director of Music
Luisa Torres, Coro Hispano Director
Joey Chancey, Young Adult Choir & Ensemble Director

(Memories of my mother hit me hard when I hear this: she loved this hymn.)

Tiara Michelle Oberoi: Lacrimosa
Singers: Tiana Esther Oberoi, Ryan Joseph, Ria Bhatnagar, Anjali Pramod, and the composer herself, Tiara Michelle Oberoi

Jayne Southwick Cool: When Memory Fades (arr. Eric Nelson)
St. Olaf Choir; Anton Armstrong, Conductor

When memory fades and recognition falters,
When eyes we love grow dim, and minds confused,
Speak to our souls of love that never alters;
Speak to our hearts by pain and fear abused.
O God of life and healing peace,
Empower us with patient courage, by your grace infused.

As the frailness grows, and youthful strengths diminish,
In weary arms, which worked their earnest fill.
Your aging servants labor now to finish….
Their earthly tasks as fits your mystery’s will.
We grieve their waning, yet rejoice, believing,
Your arms, unwearied, shall uphold us still.

Within your spirit, goodness lives unfading.
The past and future mingle into one.
All joys remain, un-shadowed light pervading.
No valued deed will ever be undone.
Your mind enfolds all finite acts and offerings.
Held in your heart, our deathless life is won.

— Mary Louise Bringle

Patricia Van Ness: Psalm 17 Keep Me as the Apple of Your Eye
Cappella Clausura; Amelia LeClair, Director
Soli: Janet Ross, Shannon Larkin, Teri Kowiak, Fausto Miro, Peter Schilling, Will Prapestis, Anthony Garza

Donna McKevitt: Nunc Dimittis
The Gesualdo Six

Patricia Van Ness: My Heart is a Holy Place
Ensemble from the Chancel Choir of Bellevue Presbyterian Church; Scott Dean, Director

(Finding virtual choir performances is getting more challenging, so from here on out I’ll not stick to that plan. In addition my women composers series might be fading out — sadly it’s not easy to find them online.)