In Sure and Certain Hope

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

During the Civil Rights Movement, many leaders inspired and guided the US through a time of great political and social struggle. We honor them by celebrating their lives and achievements through song.

Today, spirituals and tone poems focus on reflecting peace as well as the human condition: despair, hope and exultation. We celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., church leaders and others with this edition of the Choral Mix.


Traditional/Chanticleer How Sweet The Sound/Chanticleer with Bishop Yvette A Flunder, Joseph Jennings, Piano
My Soul is a Witness

Whitacre/Whitacre Choral Music/Elora Festival Singers, Noel Edison
When David Heard   

arr. Harris/What a Mighty God/VocalEssense Ensemble Singers and Chorus, Philiip Brunelle
   Go Down Moses   

arr. Adleman/What a Mighty God/VocalEssense Ensemble Singers and Chorus, Philiip Brunelle
   Swing Low, Sweet Chariot   

Clausen/Eternal Rest/Phoenix Bach Choir and Kansas City Chorale, Charles Bruffy
   In Pace   

King/Organ and Choral Music of Larry King/Trinity Church Wall Street, Larry King and James Simmes, principal conductor
       The Prophet   

Gregorio/Christmas at St. Olaf 2008, My Spirit Sing of Wondrous Things/St. Olaf College Choir, Anton Armstrong
          Dona Nobis Pacem   

Traditional/Cool of the Day/Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola, Kent Tritle
   Ain’a That a Good News   

Dawson/Cool of the Day/Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola, Kent Tritle
   Soon ah will be done  

Comments [5]

Phil Bangert from Lake of the Ozarks, MO

This program makes my week every week.

Jan. 26 2013 04:31 PM
david from ock

This is an absolutely fabulous selection of music, sung by masters of the choral art.

First piece, was incredible. Ms. Bishop, singing, with, of all groups, Chanticleer, made a memorable impression!

The rest of it was fabulous as well.

Absolutely stunning program.
Thank you.

Jan. 20 2013 11:34 PM
James Moritz from New York

Dear WQXR: Thank you for sponsoring the "Choral Mix" with Kent Tritle. His programs are always appropriate,elegant and on-target for the season or holiday being celebrated and today's (1/20/13, Martin Luther King Holiday) was one of the best ever, including such a wide range of top-notch performing choral groups from across the nation and great, soulful repertoire aimed at celebrating a spiritual leader whose time ended all too quickly. Mr. Tritle is a treasure for our city and the nation as well.
Sincerely, James Moritz

one of the best ever including, as it did, such a wide range of top-notch choral groups and

Jan. 20 2013 03:20 PM
Gary Ekman from Manhattan/NYC

Thundering chords from a gospel piano and then a gospel choir launches into "My Soul Is A Witness." That's what it was all about. Glorious. Thank you.

Jan. 20 2013 08:12 AM
CH from Westchester

Thank you Kent for a glorius and diverse set of music that is wonderful any day but especially this one in 2013.

Jan. 20 2013 08:00 AM

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