The Chicago Tribune writes: "Moving among styles ranging from Lutheran hymnody to blues to Broadway, this modern-day Passion will move many listeners to tears even as it reaches beyond tragedy to peace,
From Craig Hella Johnson's important work, this movement for treble chorus with three soprano soloists was inspired by a deer that had been lying by the fence near Matthew when he was found, near death:
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This gospel/jazz song is best known for the 1967 Nina Simone recording. It makes a wonderful choral showcase, testifying to the longing for freedom and justice for all people.
Remembering a time when life was full of promise and dreaming was an activity filled with hope, a tenor soloist carries this stirring piece from Craig Hella Johnson's major work. With a contemporary
The message that one's worth is measured in their compassion and care for future generations is at the core of this inspirational piece. With sweeping melodic lines and grand choral writing, this
This haunting song by U2, as recorded on The King's Singers' Good Vibrations album, is a fitting tribute to Martin Luther King for a cappella choirs. It continues to be popular for concerts and festivals
From Craig Hella Johnson's important work, this piece is a wonderful feature for soprano soloist and choir. Styled like a folk hymn, this beautiful piece promotes healing and acceptance in a lush a cappella
The Foundation for Small Voices advocates for school music programs in many ways. Proceeds from sheet music sales of this piece by co-founder Jim Papoulis go directly to the Music Changes the World project.
Steadfast and strong, this contemporary setting of the traditional spiritual connects with history in a powerful way. Ideal for festival choruses and combined choirs, this is an inspirational selection
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