14. December 2014 · Comments Off on Such Sad News … Dear Irene Dalis, 1925-2014 · Categories: Losses

I was shocked and very sad to come home from my music weekend to hear that Irene Dalis had died. I knew that she had been dealing with health issues, but this is so heart breaking.

You can read about it here (Mercury News) and here (SF Chronicle).

This is such a loss. She did so very much for the city of San Jose, and I will remain in her debt.

Thank you, Irene, for everything.

14. December 2014 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: Sunday Evening Music

Poulenc: Hodie Christus Natus Est
San Francisco State University Chamber Singers

14. December 2014 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music

Giovanni Gabrieli: Hodie Christus natus est
East Carolina University Chamber Singers; Dr. Andrew Crane, conductor

Today Christ is born:
Today the Savior appeared:
Today on Earth the Angels sing,
Archangels rejoice:
Today the righteous rejoice, saying:
Glory to God in the highest.

I think it’s time to move to some different music … so here’s a compilation by Chanticleer. I’m fond of each of these songs, but Star of Wonder is one of my absolute favorites.

Star of Wonder (Terre Roche) /We Three Kings (John Henry Hopkins, Jr.) /No Small Wonder Medley (Paul Edwards)