Gloriae Dei Cantores

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Active: 1988 - ; Orleans, MA
Gloriae Dei Cantores (Singers to the Glory of God) is a 40-member mixed choir devoted to performance of religious choral music. The range of repertory is very broad, encompassing works from the eleventh through the twenty first centuries. The ensemble has made more than 30 recordings on its own highly successful eponymous label. The CDs include a mixture of genres and themes, from Christmas music to Gregorian chant, from Mozart to Rubbra and Read more Copland, from ancient and modern hymns to Spanish religious music. The choir often sings a cappella in concerts and on recordings and performs for weekly services at the Church of the Transfiguration in Orleans, MA. It has made numerous tours of the United States and Europe.

The roots of Gloriae Dei Cantores date to 1976, when members assembled informally as an ecumenical choir active in the Cape Cod area. Director Elizabeth Patterson gradually shaped the group into a first-rate choir. In 1987 the ensemble traveled to Cambridge, England, for brief studies with George Guest and Stephen Cleobury. The former was impressed with the choir's collective talent and believed it worthy to move from amateur to professional status.

Patterson eventually accepted his judgment (or allowed it to merely confirm her own), and the ensemble adopted the name Gloriae Dei Cantores in 1988. The following year was made its first international tour, an ambitious and successful excursion that covered major cities in England, Holland, Germany, Hungary, and the former Yugoslavia. Though it was now a professional choir, the members maintained their volunteer, unsalaried status, which still holds true.

The group's first recordings appeared in 1992, and included a disc of sacred motets by Mendelssohn and Brahms, an all-Palestrina CD, and an album of motets, masses, and hymns by Rheinberger. A string of other recordings followed, sometimes four or five in a single year. Throughout the 1990s and into the new century, Gloriae Dei Cantores also continued to make regular concert tours at home and abroad, generally to critical and public acclaim.

In late 2006 the ensemble, still led by Patterson, made a highly praised concert tour with the Boston Pops of cities in the Northeastern and Midwestern United States. Gloriae Dei Cantores' later recordings include the 2006 releases Burnished Bright, an album containing a mixture of Baroque and contemporary music, and Gregorian Requiem: Chants of the Requiem Mass. Read less

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Composers

Biography

Active: 1988 - ; Orleans, MA
Gloriae Dei Cantores (Singers to the Glory of God) is a 40-member mixed choir devoted to performance of religious choral music. The range of repertory is very broad, encompassing works from the eleventh through the twenty first centuries. The ensemble has made more than 30 recordings on its own highly successful eponymous label. The CDs include a mixture of genres and themes, from Christmas music to Gregorian chant, from Mozart to Rubbra and Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Kyrie
II. Gloria
III. Credo
IV. Sanctus - Benedictus
V. Agnus Dei
Feria Secunda: Introit: Introduxit vos
Feria Secunda: Alleluia: Angelus Domini
Feria Secunda: Offertory: Angelus Domini
Feria Secunda: Communion: Surrexit Dominus
Feria Tertia: Introit: Aqua sapientiae
Feria Tertia: Alleluia: Surrexit Dominus
Feria Tertia: Offertory: Intonuit de caelo
Feria Tertia: Communion: Si consurrexistis
Feria Quarta: Introit: Venite benedicti
Feria Quarta: Alleluia: Surrexit Dominus
Feria Quarta: Offertory: Portas caeli
Feria Quarta: Communion: Christus resurgens
Feria Quinta: Introit: Victricem manum tuam
Feria Quinta: Alleluia: Surrexit Christus
Feria Quinta: Offertory: In die eos Dominus
Feria Quinta: Communion: Populus aquisitionis
Listen, Lord - A Prayer
The Creation
The Prodigal Son
Go Down, Death - A Funeral
Noah Built the Ark
The Crucifixion
The Judgement Day
Regina Coeli, K. 108
Regina Coeli, K. 108
Regina Coeli, K. 108
Regina Coeli, K. 108
Litaniae Lauretanae, K. 109
Litaniae Lauretanae, K. 109
Litaniae Lauretanae, K. 109
Litaniae Lauretanae, K. 109
Litaniae Lauretanae, K. 109
Davidde Penitente, K. 469
Davidde Penitente, K. 469
Davidde Penitente, K. 469
Davidde Penitente, K. 469
Davidde Penitente, K. 469
Davidde Penitente, K. 469
Davidde Penitente, K. 469
Davidde Penitente, K. 469
Davidde Penitente, K. 469
Davidde Penitente, K. 469
Missa Descendit Angelus Domini
Missa Descendit Angelus Domini
Missa Descendit Angelus Domini
Missa Descendit Angelus Domini
Missa Descendit Angelus Domini
Missa Descendit Angelus Domini
Missa Beatae Mariae Virginis II
Missa Beatae Mariae Virginis II
Missa Beatae Mariae Virginis II
Missa Beatae Mariae Virginis II
Missa Beatae Mariae Virginis II
Missa Beatae Mariae Virginis II


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