Repertoire of the Choirs

Each semester the repertoire of the choirs changes. Over the course of four years, it is the conductor’s intention to expose a singer to the breadth of music written in the tradition of Euro-American choral singing, including music from the 15th-21st centuries, with 20th and 21st century music representing a variety of stylistic traditions, some of which are influenced by popular musics or by musics from outside of the Euro-American traditions. We sing texts written by poets and others that express a range of human experiences and a variety of texts—religious and non-religious texts, texts from Jewish and Christian faiths as well as from cultures that observe other religious traditions (taking into consideration that the concert performance of sacred musics from other traditions may be considered insensitive), secular texts that explore love and even sexuality in a variety of ways, and texts that may deal with issues of race, class, gender, or identity differences.

Recent choral/orchestral works

  • Beethoven, Choral Fantasy (with Claremont Concert Orchestra)
  • Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 (with Claremont Chorale and Claremont Concert Orchestra)
  • Brahms, Ein deutsches Requiem (with Claremont Concert Orchestra)
  • Dvořák, Te Deum (with Claremont Concert Orchestra)
  • Fauré, Requiem (with Claremont Concert Orchestra)
  • Handel, Messiah (Part One) (with Orange County Symphony)
  • Haydn, Harmoniemesse (Claremont Concert Orchestra)
  • Haydn, Te Deum (with Chaffey College Chamber Choir and with Claremont Concert Orchestra)
  • Lin Yuan, Symphonic Epic: The Echoes of Hakka Earth Buildings (with Xiamen Philharmonic)
  • Mozart, “Coronation” Mass (with Claremont Concert Orchestra)
  • Mozart, Requiem (with Chaffey College Chamber Choir and Claremont Concert Orchestra)
  • Poulenc, Gloria (with Claremont Concert Orchestra)
  • Poulenc, Litanies a la Vierge Noire (with Chaffey College Chamber Choir and Claremont Concert Orchestra)
  • Orff, Carmina Burana (with Claremont Chorale and Claremont Concert Orchestra)
  • Vaughan Williams, Dona nobis pacem (with Claremont Concert Orchestra)

A sampling of other works

  • Allegri, Missa “Che fa oggi il mio sole”
  • Alves, Bill, The Cracked Kettle (world premiere)
  • Alves, Bill, Li Po Declines (world premiere)
  • Alves, Bill, Stein Song #3 A Sonatina (premiere of choral version)
  • Andreoni, Roberto, Miguel Mañara: Four excerpts from the stage music (U.S. premiere)
  • Arcadelt, Il bianco e dolce cigno
  • Baas, James, My November Guest
  • Bach, J.S., Lobet den Herrn
  • Banchieri, Contrapunto bestiale alla mente
  • Barber, Agnus Dei
  • Barber, Reincarnations
  • Barber, Sure on this Shining Night
  • Barnwell, Ysaye, Breaths
  • Bartholomew, Greg, The Tree
  • Beethoven, Elegischer Gesang
  • Bernstein, Chichester Psalms
  • Bernstein (Edgarton, arr.), Somewhere
  • Brahms, Four Songs for Horns, Harp, and Women’s Voices
  • Brahms, Liebeslieder Walzer
  • Brahms, O Heiland reiss die Himmel auf
  • Brahms, O schöne Nacht
  • Brahms, Warum ist das Licht gegeben
  • Britten, A Ceremony of Carols
  • Britten, Five Flower Songs
  • Britten, Rejoice in the Lamb
  • Britten, The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard
  • Bruckner, Virga Jesse
  • Byrd, Ave verum corpus
  • Byrd, Haec dies
  • Byrd, Mass for Four Voices
  • Byrd, O magnum mysterium
  • Carmichael, Hoagy (Huff, arr.), Skylark
  • Carrillo, Juan, arr., El Gavilán
  • Chen Yi, Fengyang Song
  • Chilcott, Bob, The Shepherd’s Carol 
  • Chilcott, Bob, The Rose in the Middle of Winter
  • Cipriano de Rore, O sonno
  • Copland, American Songs
  • Costeley, Mignonne, allon voir si la Roze
  • Debussy, Trois chansons
  • Dello Joio, A Jubilant Song
  • Dilworth, Rollo A., Jordan’s Angels
  • Dorsey/Sevier, arr., Precious Lord
  • Dove, Jonathan, I am the Day
  • Dufay, Pange lingua
  • Duruflé, Ubi caritas
  • Duffy, Coreen, Oseh shalom
  • Elgar, Weary wind of the west
  • Fauré, Cantique de Jean Racine
  • Fine, Choruses from Alice in Wonderland
  • Finzi, Part Songs on Poems of Robert Bridges
  • Gabrieli, Giovanni, In ecclesiis
  • Gabrieli, Giovanni, O magnum mysterium
  • Gjeilo, Ola, Prelude
  • Gorecki, Totus tuus
  • Goble, Jodi, True Witness: A Civil Rights Cantata (world premiere)
  • Grau, Alberto, Kasar mie la gaji
  • Gregorio, Joseph, Thy Eternal Summer (world premiere)
  • Gregorio, Joseph, When Music Sounds
  • Harris, Matthew, Shakespeare Songs
  • Harrison, Lou, Nuptiae
  • Hassler, Dixit Maria
  • Hassler, Verbum caro factum est
  • Hawley, William, Vita de la mia vita
  • Hildegard von Bingen, O viridissima virga
  • Hogan, arr. Wade in the Water
  • Howells, A Spotless Rose
  • Janequin, Le Chant des Oyseaux
  • Janequin, Le Rossignol
  • Jennefelt, Thomas, Salut de la vielle des O
  • Johnson, Craig Hella, Will there really be a morning?
  • Josquin Desprez, Ave Maria
  • Kamm, arr., A Merry Christmas
  • Kamm, arr., The Twelve Days of Christmas
  • Khunau, Johann, Tristis est anima mea
  • Kim, Earl, Some Thoughts on Keats and Coleridge
  • Kodaly, Esti dal
  • Kuula, Toivo, Auringon noustessa
  • Lauridsen, Morten, En Une Seule Fleur
  • Lauridsen, Morten, Mid-Winter Songs
  • Lauridsen, Morten, O nata lux
  • Lauridsen, Morten, Sure on this Shining Night
  • Lindberg, Nils, Shall I compare thee
  • Lockwood, Annea, Malolo
  • Mäntyjärvi, Jaakko, Four Shakespeare Songs
  • Marenzio, Cantava la piu vaga pastorella
  • McDermid, J. Aaron, Te lucis ante terminum
  • Mendelssohn, Hör mein Bitten
  • Mendelssohn, Jubilate Deo
  • Mendelssohn, Richte mich, Gott
  • Mendelssohn-Hensel, Part Songs
  • Merryman, Marjorie, Chinese Moon Poems
  • Monteverdi, Beatus vir
  • Monteverdi, Ecco mormorar l’onde
  • Monteverdi, O primavera
  • Monteverdi, Quel augellin che canta
  • Norgård, Per, Flos ut rosa floruit
  • Nystedt, Immortal Bach
  • Palestrina, Canite tuba—Rorate caeli
  • Palestrina, Missa “Repleatur os meum laude tua”
  • Palestrina, Sicut cervus
  • Pärt, an den wassern zu babel
  • Pärt, Magnificat
  • P.D.Q. Bach, Good King Kong
  • P.D.Q. Bach, My Bonnie Lass She Smelleth
  • Perotin, Viderunt omnes – Dominum
  • Philips, Peter, O beatum et sancrosanctum diem
  • Pinkham, Christmas Cantata
  • Pinkham, Wedding Cantata
  • Poulenc, Chansons francaises
  • Poulenc, Exultate Deo
  • Poulenc, Motets for Christmas
  • Praetorius/Sandstrom, Es ist ein Ros
  • Purcell, Lord, How Long Wilt Thou Be Angry?
  • Purcell, O God Thou Art My God
  • Rautavaara, Einojuhani, Lorca Suite
  • Robinovitch, Sid, Prayer before sleep
  • Rossi, Salamon, Haleluyah Haleli Nafshi et Adonai
  • Rossi, Salamon, Mizmor letoda
  • Schroyens, Raymond, Six Dickinson Miniatures
  • Schumann, Robert, Dunkler Lichtglanz
  • Schumann, Robert, Herbstlied
  • Schumann, Robert, In meinem Garten
  • Schumann, Robert, Ziguenerleben
  • Schütz, Cantate Domino
  • Schütz, Die mit Tränen säen
  • Schütz, Jauchzet dem Herren
  • Schütz, Lobe den Herren meine Seele
  • Sibelius, Sydämeni laulu
  • Sjolund, Paul, Love Lost
  • Sperry, Ethan, arr., Desh
  • Stanford, Beati quorum via
  • Sweelinck, Angelus ad Pastores ait
  • Sweelinck, Hodie Christus natus est
  • Thompson, Frostiana
  • Telfer, Nancy, Butterfly
  • Tomkins, Weep no more, thou sorry boy
  • Vaughan Williams, The Turtle Dove
  • Vaughan Williams, Three Shakespeare Songs
  • Victoria, Ave Maria
  • Victoria, Missa “O magnum mysterium”
  • Vierne, Solemn Mass
  • Vinci, Pietro, Stella del nostro mar
  • Vujic, Aleksander, Hasydic Song
  • Walker, Gwyneth, The Dreamers
  • Walton, Anna (Scripps ’14), A Clear Midnight (world premiere)
  • Whitacre, Eric, A Boy and a Girl
  • Whitacre, Eric, Sleep
  • Whitacre, Eric, Sainte Chapelle
  • Wikander, David, Kung Liljekonvalje
  • Williams, Jonathan (HMC ’14) Aeolian Fibonacci (world premiere)
  • Yii Kah Hoe, Forest Threnody (world premiere)

Folk songs, spirituals, and carols from the United States, Bosnia, El Salvador, England, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Venezuela, and others