Illumni - Not Your Average Men's Chorale!
"American Music" Concerts May 4th & 5th!
Join us on May 4th and 5th as we ask the question, "What is American Choral Music?" In a country as vast and diverse as ours, you'd expect the music to be as vast and diverse as its population, and you would be correct.
From native Aztecs writing Spanish Renaissance style music at the Cathedral in Mexico City almost 100 years before the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, to an interpretation of the first ever published African American spiritual (Arr. Moses Hogan), we will take a tour across regions and time which includes: Morten Lauridsen, Eric Whitacre, William Schuman, William Billings, Amy Beach, James Erb, Rodgers & Hammerstein, American hymnody, shape note singing, barbershop, classical, and much, much more!
Our special guests will include Soprano, Marlette Buchanan, and the new Division IV Champions, 4.0 Quartet. For more information about our guests or to order tickets, click the links to the right.
I am the Rose of Sharon - William Billings (1746-1800)
Go Down Moses - Moses Hogan (1957-2003)
A Canadian Boat Song (from Songs of the Sea) - Amy Beach (1867-1944)
There Is Nothing Like a Dame - Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) & Oscar Hammerstein (1895-1960)
Coney Island Baby/We All Fall - Les Applegate (?-1948)
How Can I keep From Singing - Robert Lowry (1826-1899)
Elegy - Frank Ferko (b.1950)
Shenandoah - James Erb (b.1926) / Marshall Bartholomew (1885-1978)
Deep River - Norman Luboff (1917-1987)
O Magnum Mysterium - Morten Lauridsen (b.1943)
Lux Aurumquae - Eric Whitacre (b.1970)
Attention Ladies - William Schuman (1910-1992)
My Wild Irish Rose - Traditional
Dios Itlaçonantzine - Don Hernando Franco (unknown, circa 1560)
Wondrous Love - James Christopher (1815-1844), published by William Walker in Southern Harmony (1840).