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Harvard University Choir opens 2016-1017 season with new members and venues

Harvard University Choir opens 2016-1017 season with new members and venues

September 21, 2016

By Jeffrey Blackwell/Harvard Memorial Church Communications

May Wang ’20 held out her hand and from Harvard University Choirmaster Edward Elwyn Jones accepted a small envelope and a blue tie embroidered with the crest of the Harvard Memorial Church.

With a quick bit of ceremony and a handshake, Wang recently became a member of a piece of Harvard tradition spanning 180 years — the Harvard University Choir, one of the oldest and most prestigious choruses on campus.

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From the Choirmaster: Successful Terms in Song with Rose, Bach and Evensong

By Edward E. Jones

The Harvard University Choir ended the Fall Term with a pair of carol services featuring local composer James Woodman’s exquisite The Midwife’s Tale, alongside world premieres by David Ashley White and Carson Cooman. At the end of January the group packed its bags and left chilly Cambridge for sunny Savannah, the first stop on its brief tour of the south. Concerts followed in Columbia and Charleston.... Read more about From the Choirmaster: Successful Terms in Song with Rose, Bach and Evensong

Spring Concert Sneak Peek

The Harvard University Choir rehearsing Bach's SINGET DEM HERRN in preparation for the 2016 Spring Concert. The concert will take place on April 17 at 4 p.m. in the Memorial Church Sanctuary.

Eastertide music from UChoir

Spring Bursts Today

This recording presents a selection of Eastertide anthems as they might be heard in the daily and Sunday services of the Memorial Church, Harvard University, during that glorious season.
The Resurrection narrative—theatrical to the core—has long-inspired dramatic musical representation, and this recording offers a wide variety of Eastertide joy, from sixteenth-century England, through to a series of contemporary works commissioned by the Harvard University Choir. We are pleased to offer this recording as a free download. Released April 20, 2014... Read more about Eastertide music from UChoir

Behind the Scenes of the Upcoming Carol Service

The Harvard University Choir rehearses "En etsi valtaa, loistoa" by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (1865–1957) in preparation for the 106th Annual Christmas Carol Service.

Jacob's Ladder by Calvin Hampton

The Harvard University Choir under the direction of Edward Jones sings Calvin Hampton’s arrangement of the spiritual “Jacob’s Ladder.”

 

UChoir sings Morning Prayers by Philip Moore

The Harvard University Choir directed by Edward Elwyn Jones sings Philip Moore's "Morning Prayers" on a text by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. From the CD "Sing the Glory!"

Beati quorum via by Charles Stanford

The Harvard University Choir directed by Edward Jones sings Charles Stanford’s “Beati quorum via.” From  the CD “Glorious the Song”

Be With Us

The Harvard University Choir directed by Edward Jones performs Norwegian composer Egil Hovland's powerful anthem "Be With Us." From the CD "Sing the Glory!"

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