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Gregg Skalinder
Music Director

Soprano

Corinne Anich

Juliet C. Bond

Jeanne Mueller

Amy Skalinder

Alto

Nancy Bruski

Talar Khosdeghian

Linda J. Kiracıbaşı

Tenor

Gregg Skalinder

Stephen Skalinder

Frank Winkler

Bass

Patrick Furlong

Peter Harlan

James Janossy, Jr.

Spring

Dieu! Qu’il la Fait Bon Regarder!
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Debussy’s lilting love song is the first in his Trois Chanson published in 1908 and showcases his brilliant harmonic techniques. The text comes from prince and poet Charles d’Orléans of the early 15th century.
Hymn to St. Cecilia
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

With Op. 27 Britten joined a long tradition of composers honoring the patron saint of music. (Britten was also born on St. Cecilia’s Day).The text was written between 1940 and 1942 by W. H. Auden at the composer’s request.
Is It Honorable for a Young Man to Spin Flax?
Nicolai Tcherepnin (1873-1945)

The Russian Tcherepnin studied with Rimsky-Korsakov and produced a variety of work over his career. He was celebrated as a composer and conductor in Russia before taking his family to France in the face of the Revolution.
Lux Arumque
Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)

The song features all the hallmarks of a Whitacre choral composition – dense chords and tonal clusters, unexpected harmonic progressions, and a sustained, lyrical beauty. Read the composer’s blog – SoaringLeap.
Ronde
Maurice Ravel (1835-1937)

Trois ChansonsRonde is the third in the set – mark a rare venture into choral music for the Impressionist Ravel. Even more unusual, they are one of only two works for which the composer wrote the texts himself.
She Walks in Beauty
David Foltz

This appealing secular text, an early 19th century work by Lord Byron, is set to flowing harmonies with multiple tempo changes and opportunities for expressive rubato. David Foltz…
The Tree
Greg Bartholomew (b. 1957)

Seattle, Washington’s Greg Bartholomew is an active and award winning choral and instrumental composer. For more on Mr. Bartholomew visit his website, YouTube channel, My Space profile, or Facebook page.