2017-18 season

Refuge – 11/10/17
• Santiago C. Veros – O Magnum Mysterium
            (USA Premiere)
• Ivo Antognini – Dormi Jesu
            (World Premiere)
• Paul Carey – Cantigas de Amigo (Songs to a friend)
       1. No puedo apartarme (I can’t give up)
       2. Moreno mio (My dark-skinned lover)
       3. Veo que todos se quejan (Everyone complains)
       4. Agora que sé d’amore (Now that I’ve discovered love)
       5. Pues todas la saves vuelan (Since all the birds soar)

Fall Preview Concert – 10/7/17
• Ramona Luengen – Celebremus (We celebrate joyfully!)
• Saunder Choi – Star-Crossed
• Dale Trumbore – Because I Am Human
• arr. Kerry Marsh – Unwritten

 

2016-17 season

Spring Concert  – 5/26/17
• Otmar Mácha – Hoj, Hura, Hoj (O Mountain, O)
• Gabriela Lena Frank – Patito
            (2015 ACDA Women’s Choir Consortium Commission, North Central Premiere)
• Kathleen Allan – At the heart of our stillness
            (2016 ACDA Women’s Choir Consortium Commission, North Central Premiere)
arr. J. David Moore – Will the Circle Be Unbroken

Light Amid the Darkness – 2/25/17
• Jake Runestad– Rise Up!
            (2016 ACDA Women’s Choir Consortium Commission, World Premiere)
• Joseph Gregorio – Two Friends Like Fireflies
            (2014 ACDA Women’s Choir Consortium Commission, Midwest Premiere)
• Eriks Esenvalds – Northern Lights
• Kim André Arnesen – Even When He Is Silent
• Sergei Rachmaninoff – Night, op. 15, no. 2
• Zoltán Kodály – Mountain Nights, Vol. 1
• Joan Szymko – Only Light, Only Love

Speaking Out  – 11/11/16
• Ambroz Copi – Alleluia, Laudate Dominum, omnes gentes
• Jake Runestad – Sing Wearing the Sky
• Moira Smiley – I Have A Voice
            (2015 ACDA Women’s Choir Consortium Commission)
• Andrea Ramsey – Truth
            (2014 ACDA Women’s Choir Consortium Commission)
• Joan Szymko – Variations on a Theme by Rilke

Love, More Love – 10/8/16
• Paul Halley – The Seeds of Love
• Gwyneth Walker – Love Is a Rain of Diamonds
• Richard Nance – Set Me as a Seal
arr. Jeremy Fox – I Just Found Out About Love

 

2015-16 season

Spring Shall Bloom!  – 5/27/16
• Levente Gyöngyösi – Alleluia
            (Cantala co-commission with Iowa State University)
• Susan LaBarr – Spring Shall Bloom
            (2014 ACDA Women’s Choir Consortium Commission)
• Z. Randall Stroope – Two Strings, but One Voice
• Claude Debussy – Salut, Printemps

Songs from a Life– 3/4/16
• Joan Szymko – This Wonderful Feeling
       1. saboo
       2. In My Quiet Place
       3. Purple Night
• William Brown – Quant j’ai ouy le tabourin
• Miklós Kocsár – Salve Regina
• Gwyneth Walker – Now I Become Myself
• Giuseppe Verdi – Laudi alla Vergine Maria (from Quattro Pezzi Sacri)

Journeys  – 11/13/15
• Hildegard of Bingen – O Virtus Sapientiae
• Zachary J. Moore – Always Keep This Close
• Marie-Claire Saindon – Le Train D'Hiver
• Giuseppe Verdi – "Noi siamo zingarelle" from La Traviata

Let Peace Then Still the Strife – 10/9/15
• Osvaldo Golijov – "Balada 1" from Ainadamar
• Daniel J. Hall – Indian Summer
• Andrea Clearfield – "Shar Ki Ri" from Tse Go La
• Abbie Betinis – A Blessing of Cranes
           (2014 ACDA Women’s Choir Consortium Commission)

 

2014-15 season

The Singing Heart  – 5/29/15
• Pablo Casals – Nigra Sum
• Eric William Barnum – Heaven Full Of Stars
           (2014 Advanced Women's Choir Consortium Commission)
• Libby Larsen – Look: Be, Leap!
arr. Mark Brymer – Radioactive

Fall Concert  – 11/14/14
• Pérotin – Viderunt Omnes
• Gwyneth Walker – Crossing The Bar
• Abbie Betinis – Chant For Great Compassion
• Karen Linford Robinson – High Flight

Fall Preview Concert  – 10/10/14
• Frode Fjellheim – Eatnemen Vuelie
• Luke Mayernik – A Round for Hildegard
           (Midwest Premiere)
• Eleanor Daley – The Lake Isle of Innisfree
• C. A. Pinto Fonseca – Muié Rendéra
arr. Stacey V. Gibbs – Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
            (2013 Advanced Women's Choir Consortium Commission)

 

2013-2014 season

All Works of Love – 5/30/14
• Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov – The Lark's Song
• Nicolas Bizub, LU '14 – Many Waters
           (World Premiere)
• Rosephanye Powell – I Want To Die While You Love Me
           (2013 ACDA Women’s Choir Consortium Commission, World Premiere)
• Jonathan Pieslak – Scantei Solare (Solar Flares)
• David Dickau – i carry your heart with me
arr. Mitos Andaya – My Favorite Things (from The Sound of Music)

Sing Creations Music On – 2/28/14
• Alice Parker – Dickinson: The Definition of Beauty
           (ACDA Raymond W. Brock Commission for 2014, North Central Premiere)
• Stephen Paulus – Sing Creations Music On (from Songs Eternity)
• Joanne Metcalf – Seikilos
• Gustav Holst – To Agni (from Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda - Second Group)
• Franz Schubert – Gott in der Natur, D. 757
• Kim Baryluk – Warrior
arr. Otar Taktakishvili, ed. Clayton Parr – Sach'idao (from the suite Kartlis Hangeb)
• Corin Overland – Tantum Ergo
• Gyöngyösi Levente – Gloria in excelsis Deo (from Gloria Kajoniensis)

Fall Term Concert – 11/15/13
• Franz Schubert – Gott in der Natur, D. 757
• Abbie Betinis – An Caoineadh (from Aililú, ó losa)
arr. Otar Taktakishvili, ed. Clayton Parr – Sach'idao (from the suite Kartlis Hangeb)

Fall Preview Concert  – 10/12/13
• Edie Hill – The Bike Let Loose
• Jean-Baptiste Robin – En Clara Vox
            (World Premiere)
• Daniel j. Hall – The White Birds
arr. Stacey V. Gibbs – Now Let Me Fly!
            (2013 Advanced Women's Choir Consortium Commission, World Premiere)

 

2012-2013 season

Spring Choir Concert - 5/24/13
• Johannes Brahms – Ave Maria
• Lojze Lebic - Urok
• Daniel Kallman – Carmel Highlands
            (2012 ACDA Women’s Choir Consortium Commission, World Premiere)
• Dale Trumbore – Flare
            (2012 ACDA Women’s Choir Consortium Commission, World Premiere)

Winter Concert - 2/22/13
• Francis Poulenc - Litanies à la vierge noire
• Timothy Takach - And I Saw
            (Consortium Commission - World Premiere)
arr. Cristian Grases – Los Dos Gavilanes
• Paula Foley Tillen – Sky-Born Music
• Eric Barnum – Spark!
• Jaakko Mäntyjärvi – Pseudo-Yoik Lite

That Life Should Be! – 11/9/12
• Cristobal de Morales – O Magnum Mysterium
• Giselle Wyers – The Waking
• Daniel Kallman – That Life Should Be! (Three Settings of American Women Poets)
            (2012 Consortium Commission Premiere)
       1. The Grass So Little Has To Do (Emily Dickinson)
       2. The Wonder of It (Harriet Monroe)
       3. A Birthday! (Christina Rossetti)

Fall Choral Concert – 10/12/12
• Umberto Giordano – O Pastorelle, Addio (from Andrea Chenier)
• Philip E. Silvey – Morning Moon
• Paul Carey – Full Fathom Five
            (2012 ACDA Women’s Choir Consortium Commission, World Premiere)
• Otar Taktakishvili – Satamosho

 

2011-2012 season

Old and New – 5/25/12
• Anonymous – Congaudeant Catholici (from the Codex Calixtinus, c. 1130s)
arr. Shawn Kirchner – Leshana Haba’a bi Yerushalayim
            (2011 ACDA Women’s Choir Consortium Commission)
• Igor Stravinsky – Four Russian Peasant Songs (with four horns, 1954 version)
       1. On Saints’ Days in Chigisakh
       2. Ovsen
       3. The Pike
       4. Master Portly
• Jocelyn Hagen – Moon Goddess
            (2011 ACDA Women’s Choir Consortium Commission)

Winter Term Choir Concert – 2/24/12
• Libby Larsen – The Womanly Song of God
• Franz Schubert – Psalm 23
• Sydney Guillaume – Chapo Pou Fanm (Hats Off to Women)
           (2011 ACDA Women’s Choir Consortium Commission, World Premiere)
• Vijay Singh – Tutto Il Di Piango
• Carol Barnett – Song of Perfect Propriety

Heaven and Earth – 11/11/11
arr. Alberto Grau – Mata del Anima Sola
arr. Paul Carey – Sing Me To Heaven
• Ola Gjeilo – Tundra (with piano and string quartet)
           (2009 ACDA Women’s Choir Consortium Commission, World Premiere)
• Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Chorus of the Water-Sprites

Loss, Reflection, and Hope (Reflections on 9/11) – 10/15/11
arr. David Childs – Weep No More
• Brad Burrill – Remember
• Paula F. Tillen – A Prayer for Peace
arr. Scott Farthing – How Can I Keep From Singing
• Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory – Ain’t No Grave Can Hold My Body Down

 

2010-2011 season

• Joanne Metcalf – Seikilos
            (World Premier – written for Cantala)
• Daniel J. Hall – Reflections from Yad Veshem
            (World Premier – commissioned by Cantala)
• Laurie Altman – The River-Merchant’s Wife: A Letter (World Premier)
• Anonymous (14th Century Polyphony) – Flos Regalis
• Johannes Brahms – Es tönt ein voller Harfenklang (from Op. 17)
• Abbie Betinis – suffer no grief (from From Behind the Caravan: Songs of Hâfez, mvt. 2)
• Yosif Ketchakhmazde – Archaica II (Lasharis Gzaze)
arr. Ron Smail – The Log Driver’s Waltz
• Joan Szymko – saboo (from This Wonderful Feeling)
• Gwyneth Walker – Now I Become Myself
• Johannes Brahms – Vier Gesänge für Frauenchor, Op. 17
      1. Es tönt ein voller Harfenklang (The Harp Resounds with Wild Refrain)
      2. Lied von Shakespeare (Song from Shakespeare)
      3. Der Gärtner (The Gardener)
      4. Gesang aus Fingal (Song from Fingal)
• Andrew Rindfleisch – Klangfarben (World Premier)
      1. Gong
      2. Die Vogelrufe (The Birdcalls)
      3. An Die Musik (To Music)
• Eleanor Daley – Rose Trilogy
      1. A Red, Red Rose
      2. A White Rose
      3. The Lost Rose
• Joan Szymko – The Roses

 

2009-2010 season

arr. Glen Adkins – Járba, Màré Járba (from Two Gypsy Songs)
• Elizabeth Alexander – Reasons (for the perpetuation of slavery)
           (2009 ACDA Women’s Choir Consortium Commission, World Premier)
• Abbie Betinis – Chant for Great Compassion
• Charles B. Griffin – El Paso de la Siguiriya
arr. Hendrik Hofmeyr – Thula, Babana (Xhosa Lullaby)
arr. Glen Adkins – Erdö szélen sátoroznak (from Two Gypsy Songs)
• Paul Halley – The Seeds of Love (from Love Songs for Springtime)
• J. David Moore – Mad Girl’s Love Song
• Daniel Kallman – There Will Be Rest
• Joanne Metcalf – O Shining Light
           (U.S. Premier)
• David MacIntyre – Ave Maria
• Jeffery L. Ames – Holy Is The Lord
• Felix Mendelssohn – Lift Thine Eyes (Trio of Angels, No. 28 from Elijah)
• Ramona Luengen – Missa Brevis
      1. Kyrie
      2. Sanctus
      3. Agnus Dei
• Gwyneth Walker – I Thank You God

 

2008-2009 season

• György Orbán – Fülemüle (The Nightingale)
• Arne Mellnäs – Aglepta
• Abbie Betinis – From Behind the Caravan: Songs of Hâfez
      1. we have come
      2. suffer no grief
      3. closer to the fire
      4. boatpeople
      5. we have come (reprise)
• Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Chorus of the Peasant Girls (with full orchestra)
• Richard Wagner –  Spinning Chorus (with full orchestra)
• Giuseppe Verdi – Witches Chorus (with full orchestra)
• Georges Bizet – Cigarette Chorus and Fight Chorus (with full orchestra)
• Gustav Holst – Ave Maria
• Henry Purcell – In these delightful, pleasant groves
• Thomas Weelkes – Aye Me, Alas, Heigh Ho
• Ralph Vaughan Williams – Sigh No More, Ladies (adapted from his opera ‘Sir John In Love’)
• Gustav Holst – Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda – Second Group
      1. To Varuna (God of the Waters)
      2. To Agni (God of Fire)
      3. Funeral Chant
• Joanne Metcalf – Quivi è la rosa (from Il nome del bel fior)
• Abbie Betinis –  closer to the fire (From Behind the Caravan:  Songs of Hâfez, mvt. 3)
• Francisco J. Núñez – Crióme Mi Madre (from Four Spanish Lullabies)
• Joan Szymko – Variations on a Theme by Rilke

 

2007-2008 season

• Victor Paranjoti – Dravidian Dithyramb
• Charles B. Griffin – The Moon of the Floating World
• Joan Szymko – The Singing Place
           (2007-08 ACDA Women’s Composition Consortium, World Premier)
• Jaakko Mäntyjärvi – Pseudo-Yoik Lite
arr. Alice Parker (setting byJames Rodde) - Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal
• David Conte – In Praise of Music (complete work)
• Ella Fitzgerald and Al Feldman, arr. David J. Elliot - A-tisket, A-tasket
• Daniel J. Hall - Indian Summer
arr. Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory - Ain’t No Grave Can Hold My Body Down
• Tomas Luis de Victoria – O Regem Coeli/Natus est nobis
• Mark Sirett – Song of the Angels
• Harri Wessman – Water Under Snow Is Weary (Vesi väsyy lumen alle)
arr. Auvo Sarmanto – Hanget soi
arr. Neil Ginsberg – Hiné Ma Tov
arr. Corin T. Overland – The Sussex Carol
arr. Stephen Hatfield – The Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy
• Nancy Hill Cobb – Laudate Pueri
arr. Vaclav Nelhybel – All Through The Night
• Jonathan R. Pieslak – Solar Flares
• David A. Sasso – Night
• Jorma Panula – Are You Sleeping, Brother John?

 

2006-2007 season

• Benjamin Britten Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28
      Procession
      Wolcum Yole!
      There is no Rose
      That yongé child
      Balulalow
      A dew in Aprille
      This little Babe
      Interlude
      In Freezing Winter Night
      Spring Carol
      Deo Gracias
      Recession
• Susan Botti – Cosmosis (2004) - (for Wind Ensemble, Soprano and Women’s Voices)
      Overboard (Prologue)
      The 1 st Night
      Interlude
      The 2 nd Night
• Ramona Luengen – Salve Regina
arr. Nitanju Bolade Casel – Denko
• Paul Basler – Sing A New Song To The Lord
• Daniel Friderici – Cantate Domino
• Corin Overland – Tantum Ergo
• Marie-Claire Saindon – Le Train D’Hiver
• Lee R. Kesselman – Kadosh/Benedictus
arr. Amy Dalton – Simple Gifts
• Einojuhani Rautavaara – “Suite” de Lorca
      1. Canción de jinete (Song of the Horseman)
      2. El Grito (The Scream)
      3. La luna asoma (The Moon Rises)
      4. Malagueña
arr. Francisco J. Nuñez – Can You Hear?

 

2005-2006 season

• Nicola Porpora – Magnificat
• Maurice Duruflé – Tota Pulchra Es
• Tomás Luis de Victoria – Duo Seraphim
• Andrew Rindfleisch – Me! Come! My Dazzled Face!
• David Conte – In Praise of Music (First Section)
• Alberto Grau – Caracolitos Chicos
• Otmar Mácha – Ho-ja-ja, ho-ja-ja
arr. Arkadi Serper – Overture to Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
• Johannes Brahms – Nun stehn die Rosen, op. 44, no. 7
arr. Dwight Okamura – Sakura Sakura
• Vijay Singh – Upon Julia’s Voice
arr. Jeremy Fox – Land of Pure Imagination
• Randall Thompson – A Girl’s Garden
• Joan Szymko – maggie and milly and molly and may
• Michael Cleveland – Jesu, dúlcis memoria
arr. Stephen Hatfield – Job, Job

 

2004-2005 season

• Gustav Holst Choral – Hymns from the Rig-Veda
      1. Hymn to the Dawn
      2. Hymn to the Waters
      3. Hymn to Vena (The Sun Rising through the Mist)
      4. Hymn of the Travelers
• Gwyneth Walker – My Girls
      1. This Morning
      2. To My Girls
      3. Sisters
• Allen Koepke – Dance On My Heart
• Michael Kregler – The Baby’s Dance
• Scott Tucker – Dancing
• Janika Vandervelde – Dance Ablaze!
arr. Ro Ogura – Hotaru Koi
• Liu Zhuang – Three Chinese Songs
      1. Lan Hua Hua
      2. Da Mai Hao Zi
      3. Yang Guan San Dei
arr. Jeremy Fox – I Just Found Out About Love
arr. Carol Barnett – Dance of Zalongo
• William Dawson – Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit
• William Dawson – There Is a Balm in Gilead

 

2003-2004 season

• Eric Whitacre – Five Hebrew Love Songs
• Robert A. Harris – What Passion Cannot Music Raise Or Quell!
• James Mulholland – Heart We Will Forget
• Richard Nance – Set Me As A Seal
ed. Ricardo Soto – Cuncti Simus
• Edward Elgar – The Snow
• R. Murray Schafer – Snowforms
• Gary Garcia – There Is No Rose
arr. Ron Jeffers – Le Sommeil de l’Enfant Jésus
• Taras Nahirniak – Hodie Christus
• Michael Haydn – Litanie della Madonna ( Regina coeli)
• Frode Fjellheim – Psalm
• Francisco Muro – El Romanton (Pasadoble)
arr. Jeremy Fox – Moondance
arr. Zigmas Venckus – Nepusk, vejeli
• Nick Page – Niska Banja
• Lloyd Pfautch – Laughing Song
• Daniel J. Hall – Out of the Morning
• Gwyneth Walker – Sisters (from My Girls, no. 3)
• Joan Szymko – Nada te turbe
• Clifton Noble, Jr. – Elijah Rock

 

2002-2003 season

• Veroslav Neumann – Lamento di arianna abbandonata
• Donald Patriquin – Ah, si mon moine voulait danser!
• Eric Whitacre – She Weeps Over Rahoon
• David N. Childs – Weep No More
• Michael Cleveland – Come To Me
• William L. Dawson – Ain’-a That Good News!
• Greg Knauf – Praise the Lord
• Jonathon M. T. Roberts – Psalm 46
• Johannes Brahms – Der 13 Psalm, op. 27
• Johannes Brahms – Benedictus
• René Clausen – Psalm 100
• Jackson Berkey – Ave dulcissima Maria
• Malcohm Daglish – Reel á Bouche

 

Previous seasons

• Otmar Mácha – Hoj, hura, hoj
• Zoltán Kodály – Hegyi éjszakák I
• Lajos Bárdos – Magos a rutafa
arr. Caldwell/Ivory – Go Where I Send Thee
• Pablo Casals – Nigra Sum
• Robert A. Harris – The Lamb
arr. Marylou India Jackson – Done Foun’ My Los’ Sheep
arr. Moses Hogan – Ride On, King Jesus
arr. Nitanju Bolade Casel – Ise Oluwa
arr. Nitanju Bolade Casel – Take My Hand, Precious Lord
• Charles H. Gabriel – His Eye is on the Sparrow
• Johannes Brahms – Vier Gesänge, op. 17
• Benjamin Britten – Missa Brevis in D

 

Major works

• Franz Joseph Haydn – The Creation
• Johann Sebastian Bach – St. John Passion
• Johannes Brahms – Ein deutsches Requiem
• Sir William Walton – Coronation Te Deum
• Ludwig van Beethoven – Mass in C
• Arvo Pärt – Te Deum
• Morten Lauridsen – Mid-Winter Songs
• Franz Joseph Haydn – Lord Nelson Mass
• Johannes Brahms – Ein duetsches Requiem, Opus 45
• George Frideric Handel – Messiah
• Ralph Vaughan Williams – Dona nobis pacem
• Carl Orff – Carmina Burana
• Johann Sebastian Bach – Magnificat, BWV 243
• Krysztof Penderecki – Credo
• Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 9
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Requiem, KV 626
• Giuseppe Verdi – La Traviata
• Leonard Bernstein – Chichester Psalms
• Benjamin Britten – War Requiem

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