What We Sing

Here are some samples of music that we’ve performed.

A Place Called Home – Rehearsal with Cantus

This video is from the rehearsal immediately before our concert with Cantus at Antonello Hall in Minneapolis on April 7, 2016.

Click on the links below to hear the MCTC Vocal Ensemble in performance. All pieces are conducted by Dr. Elizabeth Pauly. Christopher Wolter is the piano accompanist.

Early Winter Concert 2014

Good Yule is an original carol by DeeAnna Langley, arranged here for SATB Choir by DeeAnna Langley and Elizabeth Pauly: Good Yule (World Premiere)

Robert Hugh’s arrangement of the folk song Shady Grove combines the title song with two other Appalachian folk songs in the same mode – Hop Around, Skip Around Old Betty Larkin and I Wonder Where Mariah’s GoneShady Grove (Percussion: Ricardo Bennett; Mandolin: Jim Parker).

Geantraí is a traditional Irish text set to music composed by Michael McGlynn: Geantrai

Oye by Jim Papoulis: Oye

A Spring Choral Concert 2014

Sumer is Icumen in is commonly considered the earliest example of counterpoint in existence. It is a medieval English rota or round: Sumer is icumen in

Is Any Afflicted? is a tune in the shape note tradition by William Billings: Is Any Afflicted?

Ajde Jano is a traditional Serbian folk song: Ajde Jano (DeeAnna Langley, accordion; Jim Parker, tambura).

Mojuba is a Yoruban folk song from Nigeria. This arrangement is by Brian Tate: Mojuba (percussion: Ricardo Bennett; Tom Reimer)

An Early Winter Concert 2013

Oy es dia de placer is by Tomás Pascual (c. 1595-1635), a Mayan composer and chapelmaster from Heuheutenango, Guatamala: Oy es dia de placer (percussion: Ricardo Bennett; Tom Reimer)

Ich will den Herrn loben is a three voice canon by Georg Phillipp Telemann (1681-1767): Ich will den Herrn loben allezeit

A’ Soalin’, arranged by Elizabeth Pauly: A’ Soalin’.

A Spring Choral Concert 2013

A Glimmering Girl is a setting of William Butler Yeats’ The Song of Wandering Aengus. David Evan Thomas composed this piece in 2012 for the Minneapolis Community and Technical College Choirs. This is the premiere recording: Glimmering Girl

Hallelujah is a shape note tune by William Walker (1809 –1875): Hallelujah (Amazing Grace)

Followers of the Lamb is a song from the Shaker community arranged by Kevin Siegfried: Followers of the Lamb (Cyuaka Vu, baritone)

Peze Kafé is a traditional Haitian folk song arranged for choir by Sten Källman: Peze Kafé (percussion: Ricardo Bennett; Tom Reimer)

Selections from Previous Concerts

Sakura is a traditional Japanese folk song, arranged here by Linda Spevacek: Sakura (Spring Concert, 2011)

El Grillo  takes a new spin on a very old text – set in samba style here by Dan Davison: El Grillo (Spring Concert, 2009)

Dreams of Thee is a modern choral piece by Eric William Barnum: Dreams of Thee (Spring Concert, 2008)

Africa, by William Billings comes from the shape note tradition from the colonial period in the United States: Africa (Spring Concert, 2009)

Hanacpachap is an example of polyphonic music from South America, and is sung in the Quecha language: Hanacpachap (Spring Concert, 2011)

El Pambiche Lento is a merengue, set here by Juan-Tony Guzman: El Pambiche Lento (Spring Concert, 2011)

Seasons of Love, from the musical Rent is arranged here for SATB choir: Seasons of Love (Spring Concert, 2005)