The Interlochen Collection: contemporary choral music

In this episode of the Interlochen Collection, we explore the performances of Interlochen students on contemporary choral music.

On the program, a variety of pieces composed in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Music heard in this episode

  • Stephen Hatfield, Over the Hills: Amazing Grace; Judith Burns / 1998 High School Concert Choir (August 16, 1998)
  • Chen Yi, Distance Cannot Separate Us; John Bragle/2017 World Youth Honors Choir (August 6, 2017)
  • Eric Whitacre, Leonardo dreams of his flying machine; John Bragle/2017 World Youth Honors Choir (August 6, 2017)
  • Eli Wasserman, A Midsummer Night; John Bragle/2018 World Youth Honors Choir (August 5, 2018)
  • Traditional, arr. Chen Yi, Songs of the Chinese Mountains; John Bragle/Interlochen Arts Academy Soprano & Alto Voice Ensemble (2018-19 Academy Year)
  • Gwyneth Walker, I will be the Earth; John Bragle/Interlochen Arts Academy Soprano & Alto Voice Ensemble (2018-19 Academy Year)
  • Jennifer Higdon, Invitation to Love; John Bragle / Interlochen Arts Academy Chamber Singers (academic year 2018-19)
  • Emma Lou Diemer, Poems of Oscar Wilde; John Bragle / Choir of the Interlochen Academy of the Arts (academic year 2018-19)
  • Gwyneth Walker, The Water Is Wide; John Bragle / Choir of the Interlochen Academy of the Arts (academic year 2019-2020)
  • Emma Lou Diemer, Three Madrigals; John Bragle / Choir of the Interlochen Academy of the Arts (academic year 2019-2020)

The archival recordings heard in this program are made available in part through the Classical Music Preservation Grant from the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, listener support from IPR, and the Hamer D. and Phyllis C Foundation. Shafer.

Michael Culler and Stefan Wiebe provided audio engineering assistance.

Anastasia Scholze provided research and production support.

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