Together in Song

A production of  

Let There Be Light

Like great painters, great composers have been fascinated with the portrayal of light in their creations. But composers don’t use brushes or paint pots; their palette is the human voice. It's “Let There be Light," a program of luminous choral works that have shined through the ages, on Together in Song.

On the program:

Thomas Tallis: O nata lux
   The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips

Anon.: Lux polis regulgens/Lux et Gloria
   Anonymous 4

Edward Elgar, arr. John Cameron: Lux Aeterna
   Handel and Haydn Society Chorus, Grant Llewyn

Alexander Kopylov, arr. Peter Wilhousky: Heavenly Light
   Robert Shaw Chamber Singers

Hildegard von Bingen: O Gloriosissimi lux (Most Glorious Angels, Living Light)
   The Rose Ensemble

Charles Wood: Hail Gladdening Light
   The Cambridge Singers, John Rutter

J.S. Bach: Break Forth O Wondrous Heavenly Light
   Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists; John Eliot Gardiner, cond.

George Frideric Handel: Let Rolling Streams Their Gladness Show
   Andreas Scholl, countertenor; Andreas Wolf, bass; Berlin Vocal Consort, Academy for Ancient Music Berlin, Marcus Creed, cond.

Dolly Parton, arr. Craig Hella Johnson: Light of a Clear Blue Morning
   Kathlene Ritch, soprano; Conspirare, Craig Hella Johnson, cond.

Morton Lauridsen: O Nata Lux from Lux Aeterna
   Nordic Chamber Choir of Europe, Nicol Matt, cond.; Jorg Halubek, organ

Judith Weir: Illuminare Jerusalem
   Taverner Consort and Choir, Members of the New London Chamber Choir, and the Henrietta Barnett School Choir; Andrew Parrott

Trad., arr. Robert A. Harris: This Little Light of Mine
   Spivey Hall Children's Chorus, Martha Shaw, cond.

Imant Raminsh:Songs of the Lights: III. The Sun is a Luminous Shield; IV. Daybreak Song
   Vancouver Chamber Choir and Orchestra, Jon Washburn, cond.

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Together in Song is a celebration of the art - and community - of choruses, featuring performances drawn from choirs around the world and from right here in New England.

Join host Anthony Trecek-King on Classical New England each Sunday at 6pm, and listen on-demand below.

There’s a reason choral music has been called "The First Art." The simple act of joining voices together - be it in devotion, in sorrow, or in celebration - is one of the oldest impulses of the human community. It has given rise to some of the greatest works of Western art over the centuries, and programs like Glee on television and the phenomenal popularity of college a cappella groups reflect the irresistible vitality of choral music.

Together in Song is a celebration of both choral music and of the myriad ensembles and personalities who present it, woven together by host Anthony Trecek-King, artistic director of the Boston Children’s Chorus.

Tune in each Sunday at 6pm and listen on-demand to choral art through legendary and recent recordings, as well as performances from our own New England back yard.


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