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Unfrozen: Christmas in the Baltics / Bjella, San Antonio Chamber Choir


Release Date: 01/05/2018 
Label:  Mark Records   Catalog #: 52788  
Composer:  TraditionalRihards DubraEriks EsenvaldsArvo Pärt,   ... 
Performer:  Amy VoorheesValerie JeanninLarke WittenHeather Cole,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard Bjella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Antonio Chamber Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Christmas has long been the most popular and fun holiday in Western culture. Everyone loves listening to Christmas music, but often we become tired of the same old songs played over and over and over again. This new release from Mark Records solves that issue! What can be more fun, fresh and exciting than hearing our favorites, but with a twist? The San Antonio Chamber Choir was formed in 2005 by Artistic Director, Scott MacPherson, and several board members who were passionate about bringing a professional chamber choir to San Antonio and the surrounding areas. Since its founding, the San Antonio Chamber Choir has performed over 300 works on 25 programs in seven cities with a repertoire ranging from the 15th to the 21st centuries. Read more Highlights of these first nine seasons include special performances at San Antonio’s historic missions, including a private “rededication party” for Mission Concepcion and a Christmas concert at the revered San Fernando Cathedral. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Kalado, carol (Latvian) by Traditional
Performer:  Amy Voorhees (Soprano), Valerie Jeannin (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bjella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Antonio Chamber Choir
2.
A Child's Prayer by Rihards Dubra
Performer:  Larke Witten (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bjella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Antonio Chamber Choir
3.
Duido by Traditional
Performer:  Heather Cole (Soprano), Lindsay Selli (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bjella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Antonio Chamber Choir
4.
O Emmanuel, for chorus (from collective Seven Advent Antiphons) by Eriks Esenvalds
Performer:  Christian N. Cruz (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bjella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Antonio Chamber Choir
Period: Contemporary 
5.
Magnificat by Arvo Pärt
Performer:  Mary Ashton (Soprano), Kay Sherrill (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bjella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Antonio Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1989; Germany 
6.
O Radix Jesse, for chorus (from collective Seven Advent Antiphons) by Rihards Dubra
Conductor:  Richard Bjella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Antonio Chamber Choir
Period: Contemporary 
7.
Oi šala, šala "Oh, it's getting cold" by Vytautas Miskinis
Conductor:  Richard Bjella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Antonio Chamber Choir
8.
Valgusele by Part Uusberg
Conductor:  Richard Bjella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Antonio Chamber Choir
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Estonia 

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