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Concert: Crane 2004 Candlelight Concert

2004 Candlelight Concert featuring the Crane Chorus, conducted by Daniel Gordon, and the Crane Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Lanz. This concert of holiday music was recorded during rehearsal and live performances Sunday, December 5, 2004 in Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall at SUNY Potsdam.

1. Introduction
2. Audience, Orchestra and Chorus - O Come All Ye Faithful, Carol, arr. Sir David Willcocks
3. Orchestra and Chorus - Masters in This Hall, French Carol, arr. Mack Wilberg
4. Chorus - Maoz Tsur, Hebrew Traditional, Robert Applebaum
5. Orchestra- Dream Pantomime from Hansel and Gretel, Engelbert Humperdink
6. Orchestra and Chorus - The First Nowell, Trad. arr. Mack Wilberg
7. Chorus - Herself a Rose, Who Bore a Rose, Robert H. Young
8. Chorus - Do You Hear What I Hear, Noel Regny and Gloria Shayne, arr. Harry Simeone
9. Chorus - Here mid the Ass and Oxen Mild, Alice Parker and Robert Shaw
10. Orchestra and Chorus - Nunc Dimittis, Rene Clausen
11. Orchestra and Chorus - Sussex Carol, Trad. arr. Sir David Willcocks
12. Orchestra and Chorus - Exultate Justi, Randol A. Bass
13. Chorus - This Little Light of Mine, Spiritual, arr. Moses Hogan
14. Audience, Orchestra and Chorus - Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Felix Mendelssohn, arr. Sir David Willcock  Go to full article
Marcy at The River, a Christian coffeehouse in Vermont. Photo: Marisa Hamilton
Marcy at The River, a Christian coffeehouse in Vermont. Photo: Marisa Hamilton

Song: Jesus, My Advocate written and performed by Marcy Prochaska

Marcy Prochaska teaches and performs on hammered dulcimer in the Ithaca area. NCPR found her busking in the Farmer's Market. She sent us this home recording of one of her praise songs. Jesus, My Advocate (© 2004 M. Prochaska)

"Something different. I'm neither a great guitarist nor a great vocalist, but I love to sing and write songs with spiritual themes, especially themes that involve doubt and fear and longing. This one is based on Romans 8." MP  Go to full article

A Festival of Hymns: The Writers Tell Their Stories by Hal Hopson, performed at Potsdam First Presbyterian Church

This unique service features significant hymn writers through the ages, from the fourth century through the twentieth century, telling their own stories in the first person. Following each short monologue is a hymn-anthem for choir, congregation, organ, brass, piano and handbells. This concert was given as a benefit for Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.

Readings and hymns:
Traveling Pilgrim (Rev. Dr. D. Richard Will) Opening Prayer and Introduction
Bishop Ambrose (Petr Zuman) Of the Father's Love Begotten c. 400
Martin Luther (Ken Visser) A Mighty Fortress is our God, 1529
John Calvin (Stub Esty) Clap Your Hands! 1541 (Soloists: Cynthia Coleman and Richard Will)
Isaac Watts (Martin Walker) O God, Our Help in Ages Past 1719 (Soloists: Renata Hewitson and Claire Woodcock)
Charles Wesley (Steve Williams) O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing 1738
Catherine Winkworth (Debbie Shipp) Now Thank We All Our God 1858
Robert Lowry (Richard Hutchinson) Shall We Gather at the River (Soloist: Tammy Madeja)
Fanny Crosby (Linda Caamaño) Blessed Assurance, Jesus is Mine! 1873 (Soloist: Jim Whittet)
John Wesley Work (Jules Ngambo) Guide My Feet African-American Spiritual
Roberto Escamilla (Victor Caamaño) When We are Living (Pues Si Vivimos) 1983
Sidney Carter (Don Borsh) Lord of the Dance 1963 (Soloist Victor Caamaño)
Traveling Pilgrim (Rev. Dr. D. Richard Will) Blessing and Benediction

Brass Quintet: Nick DeZillano, trumpet I; Greg Jerome, trumpet II; Nick Hartman, horn in F; Mark Hartman, trombone; Charles Guy, tuba
Handbells: Sue Theisen, Brenda Gravender, Ruth Kreuzer
Piano: Julie Miller
Organ: Laura Toland
Chimes: Adrienne Hartman, Cynthia Coleman
Tambourine: Eleanor Hopke
Conductors: Kickie Britt, Tammy Madeja, Laura Toland
other members of the choir of Potsdam First Presbyterian Church along with enthusiastic voices from the pews

This performance from the UpNorth Concert Hall was recorded live at the First Presbyterian Church, Potsdam NY, April 18, 2004. It may not be used for any commercial purpose, nor may any fee be charged to access or listen to this material.  Go to full article

Concert: Crane 2001 Candlelight Concert

Featuring the Crane Chorus and Crane Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Gordon & Christopher Lanz. This concert of holiday music was recorded during rehearsal and live performances Sunday, December 2, 2001 in Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall at SUNY Potsdam.

Carol of the Bells, arr. Peter Wilhousky
O Come all ye Faithful
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, arr. John Gardner
Christmas Day: A Choral Fantasy on Old Carols, Gustav Holt. Soloists Sarah West, Kevin Murphy, Emily Manor
Deck the Hall, John Rutter
Christmas at the Cloisters from The Cloisters, John Corigliano. James Harrigan, Baritone, John Norine, Jr., Conductor
Hanukkah Festival Overture, Lucas Richman. Christopher Lanz, Conductor
Rise Up, Shepherd and Follow, Andre Thomas
The First Nowell
Three Carols: Fum, Fum, Fum!, Away in a Manger, I Saw Three Ships, arr. Mack Wilberg
Hark the Herald Angels SingBlow, Blow Thou Winter Wind, John Rutter  Go to full article

Two songs by The Keepers of the Eastern Door Mohawk Singers and Dancers

Brian Mann recorded the Keepers of the Eastern Door at SUNY Plattsburgh during a September 2001 performance. They are Mohawk singers and dancers from Kahnawake in Quebec on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River. They perform Women's Corn Shuffle Dance and Alligator Dance.  Go to full article

Three Hymns from Malawi

A delegation from Malawi is visiting the region this month, sponsored by the Presbytery of Northern New York. Members sing three songs from the Hymnal of the Presbyterian Synod of Livingstonia.

Singers: Rev. Maurice Chauka Munthali, Lincian Ardwell Sambo (nee Nyanthala), Unious Lomdaka Jenda, Margaret Kasambara (nee Mtika)  Go to full article

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