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Sound files recorded in live concerts


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Selections from the following performances are available:

"In Dulci Jubilo" December 15, 2002

"Home for the Holidays" December 16, 2001

"A Song in the Air" May 6, 2001

"A Carol Concert" December 10, 2000

"The Woeful Heart Sings - A Lenten Meditation" March 19, 2000

"Joy! Joy! Joy!" December 12, 1999

"A Cappella, A La Carte" April 18, 1999

"Ein Deutsches Programm" September 29, 1996

Our standard encore is also presented.




December 15, 2002 "In Dulci Jubilo"

Selections from the December 15, 2002 concert at the Church of St. Stephen on West 54th (just North of Lorain) in Cleveland, Ohio.

The concert was taped from near the front of the audience in a cathedral setting with a reasonably long reverberation time. The singers were in several rows on the congregation side of the communion railing on the stairs.

The performance was part of the Fortnightly Club Music series.

John and Darlene Kleinhenz were the recording specialists.

The printed program master is available for you to review. It contains membership at the time of the concert and identifies the soloists. Use the BACK button on your browser to return here after viewing the program. The pagination (two half pages per sheet) is [4,1] [2,3]. (A computer copy of the original program is not available, having been produced by either Fortnightly or St. Stephen's. The Forest City Singers material is the same as the programs mentioned on the printed program cover.)

"Wachet Auf (cantata 140)" J. S. Bach
"Offertorium (Afferentur regi)" A. Bruckner

"Gradual (Christus factus est)" A. Bruckner
"I Saw a Maiden" arr. E. Pettman (15th cent.)

"Sweet was the Song" arr. T. Hammond (16th cent.)
"In Dulci Jubilo" arr. J. S. Bach

"Good People All, this Christmastime" Irish Traditional
"Joy to the World" W. Holford

"Bethlehem Down" P. Warlock
"A Boy was Born in Bethlehem" B. Britten

"Caroling, Caroling" A. Burt
"Some Children see Him" A. Burt
( Tom Johns, soloist )

"Jesu Parvule" A. Burt
"O Harken Ye" A. Burt

"The Star Carol" A. Burt
"Nigh Bethlehem" A. Burt

"Come, Dear Children" A. Burt

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December 16, 2001 "Home for the Holidays"

Selections from the December 16, 2001 concert at the Church of St. Stephen on West 54th (just North of Lorain) in Cleveland, Ohio.

The concert was taped from near the front of the audience in a cathedral setting with a reasonably long reverberation time. The singers were in several rows on the congregation side of the communion railing on the stairs.

A string ensemble from the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra accompanied the Saint Saens "Christmas Oratorio".

John and Darlene Kleinhenz were the recording specialists.

The printed program master is available for you to review. It contains membership at the time of the concert and identifies the soloists. Use the BACK button on your browser to return here after viewing the program. The pagination (two half pages per sheet) is [4,1] [2,3].

Christmas Oratorio; Camille Saint-Saens
II. Recitative and Chorus
IV. Aria, Tenor and Chorus
V. Soprano, Baritone and Chorus
VI. Chorus
VIII. Alto and Chorus
IX. Quintet and Chorus
X. Chorus

"An Hymn for Christmas Day" Wm. East
"Winds Through the Olive Trees" arr. Shaw

"Landlord Fill the Flowing Bowl" Trad. English arr. Ehret
"The Christmas Song" M. Torme

"We Need a Little Christmas" Hermans


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May 6, 2001 "A Song in the Air"

Selections from the May 6, 2001 concert at Grace Lutheran Church in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

The concert was taped from near the front of the audience in the sanctuary. The singers were on several stairs leading to the chancel area.

John and Darlene Kleinhenz were the recording specialists.

The printed program master is available for you to review. It contains membership at the time of the concert and identifies the soloists. Use the BACK button on your browser to return here after viewing the program. The pagination (two half pages per sheet) is [6,1] [2,5] [3,4]

"Requiem: Sanctus & Hosanna" W.A. Mozart
"Les Fleurs et les Arbres" Camille Saint-Saens

"Calme des Nuits" Camille Saint-Saens
"Cantique de Jean Racine" Gabriel Faure

"Erev shel Shoshanim" arr. Jack Kelbanov
"Shenandoah" arr. Bob Chilcott

"Dere's No Hidin' Place" arr. Parker-Shaw
"It's Me, O Lord!" arr. Arne Lundmark


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December 10, 2000 "A Carol Concert!"

Selections from the December 10, 2000 concert at the Church of St. Stephen on West 54th (just North of Lorain) in Cleveland, Ohio.

The concert was taped from near the front of the audience in a cathedral setting with a reasonably long reverberation time. The singers were in several rows on the congregation side of the communion railing on the stairs.

Virginia Wieland-Mast was the accompianist for several numbers, conducting from the keyboard.

John and Darlene Kleinhenz were the recording specialists.

The printed program master is available for you to review. It contains membership at the time of the concert and identifies the soloists. Use the BACK button on your browser to return here after viewing the program. The pagination (two half pages per sheet) is [4,1] [2,3].

"O Come, O Come Emmanuel" 15th cent. French
"Christmas Hymn" 17th C. arr. H. Jungst

"The First Christmas" P. R. Fricker
"Lully Lullay, Thou Little Tiny Child" Arr. V. Mast

"Angels We Have Heard on High" trad. French arr. Parker/Shaw
"Ding Dong! Merrily On High" 16th cent. French

"A Christmas Carol" C. Ives
"Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light" J. S. Bach

"As It Fell Upon A Night" Arr. K. Davis
"A New Year Carol" B. Britten

"Hanukkah Holiday" L. Swears
"Silent Night" Arr. Shaw/Parker


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March 19, 2000 "The Woeful Heart Sings - A Lenten Meditation"

Selections from the March 19, 2000 concert at the Church of St. Stephen on West 54th (just North of Lorain) in Cleveland, Ohio.

The concert was taped from near the front of the audience in a cathedral setting with a reasonably long reverberation time. The singers were in several rows on the congregation side of the communion railing on the stairs.

The Western Reserve String Quartet supplemented by two flutes and a bass provided the accompiament for the Bach B Minor mass selection and for the centerpiece of the concert - the Mozart Missa Brevis in Bb. The Western Reserve quartet also played two selections which are not included here since the focus of this web site is the Forest City Singers Group itself.

John and Darlene Kleinhenz were the recording specialists.

The printed program master is available for you to review. It contains membership at the time of the concert and identifies the soloists as well as providing translations. Use the BACK button on your browser to return here after viewing the program. The pagination (two half pages per sheet) is [6,1] [2,5] [3,4]

"O Boundless Love" J.S.Bach (1685-1750) "St. John Passion" #7
"Crucifixus" J.S.Bach "Mass in B minor"
"Thy Will be Done, Lord" J.S.Bach "St. John Passion" #9

Missa Brevis in B-flat; W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Kyrie
Gloria
Credo
Sanctus
Benedictus & Osanna
Agnus Dei

"Tantum Ergo Sacramentum"G. Faure (1845-1924)
"His Voice as the Sound"traditional
"There is a Balm in Gilead" W. Dawson
"I'm Goin' to Sing" arr. Shaw/Parker
"I' Been in the Storm" arr. Harbold
"Ain'-a That Good News" W. Dawson


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December 12, 1999 "Joy! Joy! Joy!"

Selections from the December 12, 1999 concert at the Church of St. Stephen on West 54th (just North of Lorain) in Cleveland, Ohio.

The concert was taped from near the front of the audience in a cathedral setting with a reasonably long reverberation time. The singers were in several rows on the congregation side of the communion railing on the stairs.

Timothy Peterson was the piano accompanist.

John and Darlene Kleinhenz were the recording specialists.

The printed program master is available for you to review. It contains membership at the time of the concert and identifies the soloists. Use the BACK button on your browser to return here after viewing the program. The pagination (two half pages per sheet) is [4,1] [2,3].

"O Magnum Mysterium" T. L. de Victoria ed. Parker/Shaw
"Machet die Tore weit" A. Hammerschmidt arr. Parker/Shaw

"In the Bleak Midwinter" G. Holst arr. A. Parker
"O Jesu so sweet, O Jesu so mild" arr. J. S. Bach

"Candlelight Carol" J. Rutter
"Behold That Star" arr. H. T. Burleigh

"Christ Child Carol" C. Bennett
"Fum, Fum, Fum" trad. Spanish arr. Parker/Shaw

"Rock of Ages (Maoz Tzur)" trad. Hebrew
"Hannukah Madrigal" Herbert Fromm

"Deck the Halls" trad. Welsh arr. Parker/Shaw
"The Boar's Head" English secular carol arr. Parker/Shaw

"Jingle Bells" arr. G. Langford
"Christmas is STILL the Best Time of the Year" P. Johnson


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April 18, 1999 "A Cappella, A La Carte"

Selections from the April 18, 1999 concert at the Church of St. Stephen on West 54th (just North of Lorain) in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Chartley Quartet based in Gates Mills, Ohio, provided the instrumental accompaniment, as well as performing a Haydn string quartet as part of the concert. Vocal soli and duets completed the concert. These selections are not presented here since the focus of this web site is the Forest City Singers group itself.

This concert was taped from near the front of the audience in a cathedral setting with a reasonably long reverberation time. The singers were in several rows on the congregation side of the communion railing on the stairs.

John and Darlene Kleinhenz were the recording specialists.

The printed program master is available for you to review. It contains membership at the time of the concert and identifies the soloists as well as providing translations. Use the BACK button on your browser to return here after viewing the program. Pagination (two "pages" per sheet) is [6,1] [2,5] [3,4].

"Matona, Mia Cara" Orlando Lassus (1520-1594)
"His Voice as the Sound" trad. arr. Robert Shaw
"Bonjour, Mon Coeur" O. Lassus
" 'Kyrie' from Missa Brevis in Bb" W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)
"Ave Verum Corpus" W. A. Mozart

"Elijah": F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)
"Lift Thine Eyes"
"Cast Thy Burden upon the Lord"
"He, Watching over Israel"

"All-Night Vigil, Opus 37 (Vespers)": S. Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
"Glory to God (#7)"
"Thou Didst Rise (#14)"
"To Thee, Victorious Leader (#15)"

"Tune Thy Music to Thy Heart" A. Rowley (1892-1958)
"O Vos Omnes" P. Casals (1876-1973)
"Alleluia" R. Thompson


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September 29, 1996 "Ein Deutsches Programm"

Selections from the September 29, 1996 concert at St. Peter's Church, Cleveland, Ohio. This concert was taped from the front row of the audience in a "very acoustically alive" cathedral with a long (seconds) reverberation time. Bach sounds nice here. The Schubert Mass in G sounds nice here. Chamber music selections (not presented here) sounded very muddy.

Judith Ryder was the piano accompanist. Five strings were used as the accompaniment for the Schubert Mass in G.

The audio production was also done by John and Darlene Kleinhenz.

The printed program master is available for you to review. It contains membership at the time of the concert and identifies the soloists as well as providing translations. The pagination (two "pages" per sheet) is [8,1] [2,7] [6,3] [4,5]. Use the BACK button on your browser to return here after viewing the program.

"Gloria" from Kantate 140: J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

"Mass in G": F. Schubert (1797-1828)
Kyrie Eleison
Gloria
Credo
Sanctus
Hosanna
Agnus Dei
(note: the Benedictus was not included due to technical difficulties and passing sirens)

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Our Encore(s) for Every Concert

We used to end our concerts with what had become a traditional "encore" for the group..."The Lord Bless You and Keep You". The text is from Numbers 6:24-26. and the setting is by Peter C. Lutkin. We hope you like it as much as we liked singing it.

Starting in late 2000, we adopted a version of the Mennonite Doxology "Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow". Again, we hope you like it as much as we enjoy singing it.


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