A Choral Kaleidoscope

Wednesday, May 31, 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, June 1, 7:30 p.m.

at Covenant United Methodist Church, 2330 Broadway

Tickets are $12 Adults, $10 Seniors, and $8 Students

Available at Piccolo’s Music and at the door.

Reception to follow in the church entryway

Singers needed for the fall of 2017:  one soprano, two altos, 3 basses

Contact Dr. Michelson following the concert or call him at 459-8259.

 

A Potpourri of Music

2013 Spring Concert:  A Potpourri of Music
Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10, 2013

Robert Frost poems arranged for choir by Randall Thompson- Frostiana, A Girl’s Garden, The Pasture, The Road Not Taken
Kyrie and Agnus Dei-  Steve Dobrogosz
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
Steal Away
Somebody Loves Me Like a River-  Krys Holmes
Armed Forces Tribute
Soloists- Capri Gray, Jerry Bowman, Rachel Aagenes, Kyla Ross, Dick Weaver, and Ken Bresndal,
Instrumentalists- Tom Larson- Bass, Sandy Rolan- Oboe, Jan Van Hook- Flute.

Folk Fantasia

Performances are April 28th & 29th, 2012

 

  • All Praise to Music – Ron Nelson
  • Weep O Mine Eyes – John Bennet
  • O Whistle and I’ll Come to You – Scottish Folk Song/arr. Mack Wilberg
  • Dieu! Qui la fait bon regarder – Claude Debussy
  • What Would You Do if You Married a Soldier? – Irish Folk Song/arr. Mack Wilberg
  • Shenandoah – arr James Erb

Fantasia on Porgy & Bess for Two Pianos – George Gershwin/arr by Percy Grainger
Mark Walker/Steve Michelson, pianists

  • The Whistling Gypsy – Irish Folk Song/arr. Robert DeCormier
  • I Am Not Yours – Z. Randall Stroope/poem by Sara Teasdale
  • Feller From Fortune – arr. Harry Somers

Porgy and Bess – George Gershwin/arr. Ed Lojeski (with additional songs)

  • Summertime – Choir
  • A Woman is a Sometime Thing – Kevin Hamm, soloist
  • My Man’s Gone Now – Nancy Harper, soloist and choir
  • Leavin’ for the Promised Lan’ –solo
  • I Got Plenty of Nuttin’ – choir, soloist Luanne Smith
  • Oh, I Can’t Sit Down – choir
  • It Ain’t Necessarily So – choir and soloist Larry Sheldon
  • I Loves You Porgy – Duet: Tamara Ashley, Kevin Matthews
  • Bess, You is My Woman Now – Mike Swisher, Choir
  • There’s a Boat Dat’s Leavin’ Soon for New York – solo
  • Oh, Lawd, I’m on My Way – Choir

Spring 2012 Concert

Performances are April 28th & 29th, 2012

  •  All Praise to Music – Ron Nelson
  • Weep O Mine Eyes – John Bennet
  • O Whistle and I’ll Come to You – Scottish Folk Song/arr. Mack Wilberg
  • Dieu! Qui la fait bon regarder– Claude Debussy
  • What Would You Do if You Married a Soldier? – Irish Folk Song/arr. Mack Wilberg
  • Shenandoah – arr James Erb

Fantasia on Porgy & Bess for Two Pianos – George Gershwin/arr by Percy Grainger
Mark Walker/Steve Michelson, pianists

  • The Whistling Gypsy – Irish Folk Song/arr. Robert DeCormier
  • I Am Not Yours – Z. Randall Stroope/poem by Sara Teasdale
  • Feller From Fortune – arr. Harry Somers

Porgy and Bess – George Gershwin/arr. Ed Lojeski (with additional songs)

  • Summertime – Choir
  • A Woman is a Sometime Thing – Kevin Hamm, soloist
  • My Man’s Gone Now – Nancy Harper, soloist and choir
  • Leavin’ for the Promised Lan’ –solo
  • I Got Plenty of Nuttin’ – choir, soloist Luanne Smith
  • Oh, I Can’t Sit Down – choir
  • It Ain’t Necessarily So – choir and soloist Larry Sheldon
  • I Loves You Porgy – Duet: Tamara Ashley, Kevin Matthews
  • Bess, You is My Woman Now – Mike Swisher, Choir
  • There’s a Boat Dat’s Leavin’ Soon for New York – solo
  • Oh, Lawd, I’m on My Way – Choir

 

Rhapsody on Broadway

Performed May 14 and 15, 2011

  • Music from Wicked — Stephen Schwartz/arr Mark Brymer, Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire
    • No One Mourns the Wicked
    • The Wizard and I
    • One Short Day soloists Cora Helm, Brian Luehr
    • Wonderful soloist Bob Nelson
    • Defying Gravity 
  • Music from Sweeney Todd — Stephen Sondheim
    • The Ballad of Sweeney Todd
    • The Worst Pies in London
    • Johanna Soloist Kevin Mathews
    • Green Finch and Linnet Bird Soloist Tamara Ashley
    • Pretty Women
    • Not While I’m Around Soloist Larry Sheldon
    • The Ballad of Sweeney Todd
  • Rhapsody in Blue — Steve Michelson, Mark Walker, pianists
  • Images — Rob Landes; Kerry Brown, Drum; Matt Beckstrom, bass,
  • Music from Les Miserables —  Claude-Michel Shonber/Herbert kretzmer/arr. Ed Lojeski, Based on the novel by Victor Hugo
    • At the End of the Day
    • I Dreamed A Dream — Soloists, Jessica Barnett, Gayle Sheldon
    • Castle on a Cloud
    • Master of the House — Soloist, Kevin Hamm
    • Stars — Soloist Kevin Mathews
    • Do You Hear the People Sing — Soloists Dick Weaver, Brian Luehr, Mike Swisher, Kevin Hamm
    • On My Own — Soloist Cathy Barker
    • Drink with Me — Soloists Dick Sargent, Mike Swisher, Dick Weaver, Larry Sheldon, Brian Luehr
    • Bring Him Home 
    • Empty Chairs at Empty Tables — Soloist Mike Swisher
    • Finale — Soloists Dick Sargent, Tamara Ashley, Larry Sheldon, Gayle Sheldon, Jan Van Hook

A Holiday Kaleidoscope

Performed December 18 and 19, 2010

  • REGINA COELI – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Soloists Gayle Sheldon, Donna Aline, Kevin Hamm, Larry Sheldon
  • The Christ Child is Born – Roger Emerson, HCS Men
  • A Thousand Stars – Angelo Cavalieri, HCS Women
  • Come to the Music – Joseph Martin, Jan Van Hook, piccolo
  • I Carry Your Heart with Me – David Dickau
  • Music, When Soft Voices Die – Eugene Butler
  • Earth Song – Frank Ticheli
  • Ritmo – Dan Davison, Kerry Brown, Lauren Wing, percussion, Luke Michelson, bass
  • Candlelight Carol – John Rutter
  • Born, Born in Bethlehem – Douglas Wagner
  • It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas – arr. Mark Hayes
  • Infant Holy – Cameron Joel Rose, Jan Van Hook, flute
  • Christmas Collage – arr. Chris Lobdell
    • Deck the Halls
    • Bring A Torch, Jeanette Isabella
    • O Christmas Tree
    • I Saw Three Ships

Joyful Songs of Love

Performed May 1 and 2, 2010

  • Sure on This Shining Night – Morton Lauridsen
  • Dirait-On – Morton Lauridsen
  • Sing a Mighty Song – Daniel Gawthrop
  • Three Spanish Ballades – Eugene Butler
  • I Am Not Yours – David Childs
  • Spring – Karl Korte
  • Cantos Alegres – Music by Paul Basler, Texts and Paintings by Gabriel Navar
    • Adorable flujo
    • Portones abiertos y rostros brillantes
    • Sabor melon es el dia
    • El dia es hoy
    • Elevado
    • Astilla del sol
    • Sabo como arboles hacia ti
    • Estrellas se unen en ti
    • Amor que une con el amor grandísimo
  • Kevin Mathews, Baritone, Sherry Linnerooth

 

Songs of Prayer and Faith

Performed Dec 19 and 20, 2009

  • Sicut Locutus est (from Magnificat) – J. S. Bach
  • Kyrie – (from Mass) – Steve Dobrogosz
  • Agnus Dei – (from Mass) – Steve Dobrogosz
  • Go Out with Joy – Hank Beebe
  • Be Thou My Vision – arr. Robert Hunter
    • This Little Babe – Benjamin Britten Angela Espinosa, Harp
    • Child of Peace – Jeffrey Van
    • Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day – arr. John Rutter Jodi Mattson, soloist
  • Simple Gifts – arr. Mark Hayes, Jim Burkholder, Clarinet
  • Deep River – arr. John Rutter, Luke Michelson, Bass
  • Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing – arr. Mack Wilberg, Luke Michelson, Bass
  • Fourte – Special Selectons from vocal jazz quartet
  • The Straw Carol – arr. Dick Bolks, Kevin Mathews, Gary Walker, soloists
  • When Icicles Hang – John Rutter, Jan Van Hook, Jen Garber, flutes
    • Good Ale
    • Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind
    • Hay, Ay
  • Bitter for Sweet – John Chorbajian
  • Some Children See Him – arr. Joseph Martin, Tamara Ashley. soloist
  • Let it Ring, Let It Swing, Let it Snow (Medley) – arr. Mac Huff
    • Ukrainian Bell Carol – Let it Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
    • A Marshmallow World – Frosty the Snowman
    • Matt Beckstrom, bass; Kerry Brown, drums

Feel the Spirit: Music of the Negro Slave

Performed April 25 and 26, 2009

  • I Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray — arr. Andre Thomas
  • Hush! Somebody’s Callin’ My Name — arr. Brazeal Dennard
  • Peace Like A River — arr. Mack Wilberg
  • Follow the Drinkin’ Gourd — arr. Julie Gardner Bray
  • Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord — arr. Undine S. Moore
  • Solos from the HCS Membership
  • Ain’t Got Time to Die — arr. Hall Johnson
  • All My Trials — arr. Mark Hayes
  • I’m Gonna Sing — arr. Andre Thomas
  • Goin’ Up to Glory — arr. Andre Thomas (Men of HCS)
  • There Is A Balm in Gilead — arr. Dawson (Guest Artist Megan Buness, Soloist)
  • Sweet Canaan — arr. Clifford Taylor (Guest Artist Megan Buness, Soloist)
  • Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho — arr. John Rutter, HCS/Premiere Dance Company
  • Steal Away — arr. John Rutter, HCS/Premiere Dance Company
  • Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child — arr. John Rutter,  HCS/Premiere Dance Company
  • Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit — arr. John Rutter,  HCS/Premiere Dance Company
  • Deep River — arr. John Rutter,  HCS/Premiere Dance Company
  • I’m Gonna Sing — arr. Robert Hunter, HCS/Premiere Dance Company
  • A Gaelic Blessing HCS/Premiere Dance Company
More information about the Music of the Negro Slave

The Many Moods of Christmas (and More)

Performed December 14 and 15, 2008

  • MESSIAH Christmas Choruses — Georg Frideric Handel
    • And the Glory
    • And He Shall Purify
    • For Unto Us a Child is Born
    • Hallelujah
  • Ubi Caritas — Marcel Durufle
  • Two Songs for Children
    • O Come, Little Children — arr. James Fritschel
    • Away in a Manger — arr. Paul Sjolund (Jan Van Hook, flute)
  • Go, Tell it on the Mountain — arr. David Lantz III, Kerry Brown, percussion, Katie Wright and Krys Holmes, soloists
  • Hodie (This Day) — Z. Randall Stroope, Kerry Brown, percussion
  • Solos from Among the HCS Membership
  • Men’s Ensemble Piece — Larry Sheldon, Conductor
  • Good Christian Men, Rejoice! — Arr. Dan Forrest
  • Gospel Magnificat — Robert Ray, Nancy Harper, soloist, Matt Beckstrom, bass, Kerry Brown, percussion

Carmina Burana

Performed May 3 and 4, 2008

Guest Artists: The Premiere Dance Company, Carolyn Coefield, Kevin Mathews, Mark Walker, Jason Slead and Kerry Brown

  • CARMINA BURANA – Helena Chamber Singers and The Premiere Dance Company, with Carolyn Coefield and Kevin Mathews
  • Images – by Rob Landes, Helena Chamber Singers with Mark Walker on piano, Jason Slead on bass and Kerry Brown on drums
  • A Dance Presentation by The Premiere Dance Company

A Glorious Christmas

Performed December 16 and 17, 2007

Guest Artist: Carolyn Coefield, Soprano

  • GLORIA – Antonio Vivaldi, Helena Chamber Singers and Orchestra with Carolyn Coefield, Soprano
  • GLORIA – Randol Bass, Helena Chamber Singers and Brass Ensemble
  • Good Christian Men, Rejoice – arr. Darmon Meader
  • Wexford Carol – arr. Dale Warland
  • Here We Come A-Caroling – arr. Brant Adams, Helena Chamber Singers
  • Some Children See Him – Alfred Burt
  • Go Tell It on the Mountain – arr. Don McCullough
  • Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas – Leslie Bricusse/John Williams, arr. Richard Kingsmore, Helena Chamber Singers with Carolyn Coefield, Soprano

Portraits of Life and Love

Performed April 28 and 29, 2007

Guest Artists: Montana Guitar Ensemble

  • Three Spanish Ballads – Eugene Butler
    • Come at Dawn
    • Moon Song
    • May
  • Songs of Remembrance
    • Remember – Stephen Chatman
    • Come to Me, My Love – Norman Dello Joio
    • In Remembrance – Jeffrey L. Ames
  • Three from Shakespeare – David Dickau
    • O Mistress Mine
    • Silvia
    • Lovers Love the Spring
  • Walking on the Green Grass – Michael Hennagin
  • To Be Sung on the Water – Samuel Barber
  • Portones Abiertos y Rostros Brillantes – Paul Basler/Poem by Gabriel Navar
  • Songs for a Brighter World
    • Stars and the Moon/I’m Not Afraid of Anything
    • The Next Ten Minutes/Here’s My Song
  • Now Welcome Summer – Robert Washburn
  • Beyond the Mountains – Swiss Folk Song/arr. Norman Luboff
  • Laughing Song – Emma Lou Diemer
  • Domaredansen – Swedish Folk Song/arr. Bengt Hallberg

Christmas Reflections

Performed December 9 and 11, 2006

Guest Artist: Janna R. Williams

  • The Boar’s Head Carol (Men) – arr. Robert Shaw/Alice Parker
  • Two Christmas Spirituals – arr. Malcolm Sargent
    • Mary Had a Baby
    • De Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy
  • Ave Maria – Javier Busto
  • Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella – arr. Howard Helvey
  • Selections from Magnificat – John Rutter
    • Magnificat
    • Of a Rose, a Lovely Rose
    • Et Misericordia
    • Esurientes
    • Gloria Patri
  • Vocalise – Wilbur Chenoweth
  • Riu, Riu, Chiu – Spanish Carol/ed. Noah Greenberg
  • Love Came Down at Christmas – arr. Edwin Fissinger
  • Carol – Frank DeWald
  • Good Ale – John Rutter
  • Silent Night – arr. Rhonda Polay
  • Variations on “Jingle Bells” – arr. Mark Hayes

Hymns, Spirituals and Songs of America

Performed April 2006

Guest Artist: Everett Suttle

  • Praise to the Lord – arr. Hugh Distler
  • View Me, Lord, a Work of Thine – Jackson Berkey
  • The Church’s One Foundation – arr. Craig Courtney
  • For the Mountains Shall Depart – Hank Beebe
  • The Greatness of God – arr. Ted Cornell
  • Dan-u-el – Kirk Mechem
  • There is a Balm in Gilead – arr. William Dawson
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot – arr. Robert Shaw/Alice Parker
  • Give Me Jesus – arr. William Patterson
  • Go Where I Send Thee – arr. Paul Caldwell/Sean Ivory
  • Sacramento/Sis Joe – Jackson Berkley
  • Shenandoah – arr. Mark Wilberg
  • Sourwood Mountain – arr. John Rutter
  • Skip to My Lou – arr. Norman Luboff

Musical Christmas Ornaments

Performed December 2005

Guest Artist: David Cody

  • Hodie Christus Natus Est – Giovanni Gabrielli
  • O Magnum Mysterium – Thomas Luis de Victoria
  • And the Glory of the Lord (from “The Messiah”) – George Frideric Handel
  • Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming – arr. Doug Andrews
  • I Saw Three Ships – arr. Edwin Fissinger
  • Hodie! A Cantata for Christmas – John Leavitt
  • What Sweeter Music – John Rutter
  • Caroling, Caroling: A Medley of Alfred Burt Carols – arr. Mark Hayes
  • It’s a Wonderful Christmas – arr. Mark Hayes

A Celebration of Spring

Performed April 2005

Guest Artist: Forte’ – Vocal Jazz Quartet

  • Gloria – John Rutter
  • Cry Out and Shout – Knut Nystedt
  • Pater Noster (The Lord’s Prayer) – Steve Dobrogosz
  • I Will Be As the Dew – Knut Nystedt
  • Three Nocturnes – Hildor Lundvik
  • The Garden of Seraglio – Wilhem Stenhammar
  • Feller from Fortune – arr. Harry Somers
  • Birthday Madrigals – John Rutter

Glimpses of Broadway

Performed June 2005

Guest Artist: Fourte’, Vocal Jazz Quartet

  • The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber – arr. Ed Lojeski
    • Jesus Christ Superstar
    • Evita
    • Requiem
    • Song and Dance
    • Aspects of Love
    • Tell Me on a Sunday
    • The Phantom of the Opera Medley
  • Stephen Sondheim, a Choral Celebration – arr. MacHuff
    • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
    • Into the Woods
    • Putting It Together
    • Gypsy
    • Sweeney Todd
    • Follies
    • A Little Night Music
    • Anyone Can Whistle
    • Company

A Joyous Christmas

Performed December 2004

Guest Artist: Elizabeth Croy

  • Magnificat – Jonathan Wilcocks
  • Ascendit Deus – Jacobus Gallus
  • Make We Joy – Edwin Fissinger
  • Sir Christemas – William Mathias
  • Winter Wonderland – Felix Bernard
  • O Holy Night – Adolphe Adam
  • The Carol of the Birds – John Jacob Niles
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Hugh Martin/Ralph Blane
  • Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day – John Gardner
  • A Birthday Greeting – Zoltan Kodaly
  • Carol of the Bells – M. Leontovich
  • Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! – Jule Styne/arr. Teena Chinn
  • Sleigh Ride – arr. Leroy Anderson

An Evening of Gershwin and Bolling

Performed June 2004

  • Porgy and Bess Medley – George Gershwin
  • Moon River – Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer, arr. Steve Zegree
  • Put On a Happy Face – Charles Strouse/Lee Adams, arr. Billingsley
  • Till There Was You – Meredith Willson, arr. Kirby Shaw
  • Doodlin’ – Larry Farrow
  • Suite for Violin and Jazz Piano Trio – Claude Bolling
  • Gershwin! A Concert Panorama – George Gershwin, arr. John Higgins