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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
Sing Noel / Elizabeth C. Patterson, Gloriae Dei Cantores
Release Date: 02/16/2010   Label: Gloriae Dei Cantores  
Catalog: 105   Number of Discs: 1
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    Sacred Songs Of France, Vol. 1: 1198-1609 / Gloriae Dei Cantores
    Label: Gloriae Dei Cantores   Catalog: 56 Release Date: 12/11/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Léonin,  Pérotin,  Josquin Des Préz,  Loyset Compère  ... 
    Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
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    Howells: A Sequence For St. Michael, Requiem, Take Him, Earth For Cherishing
    Label: Gloriae Dei Cantores   Catalog: 53 Release Date: 04/10/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Herbert Howells
    Performer:  Jr. James E. Jordan,  Br. Richard Cragg,  Amanda Dawn Ortolani,  Br. Nathanael Reese  ... 
    Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
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    Hovhaness: From The Ends Of The Earth / Patterson, Gloriae Dei Cantores
    Label: Gloriae Dei Cantores   Catalog: 52 Release Date: 03/13/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alan Hovhaness
    Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
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    Rheinberger: Motets, Masses & Hymns / Patterson, Gloriae Dei Cantores
    Label: Gloriae Dei Cantores   Catalog: 121 Release Date: 08/09/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joseph Rheinberger
    Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
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    Keeping Christmas - Beloved Carols & The Christmas Story
    Label: Gloriae Dei Cantores   Catalog: 50 Release Date: 12/14/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Traditional,  Gerald Near,  Otto Goldschmidt,  Harold Stover  ... 
    Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
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    Little Odessa - Original Soundtrack
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 446391 Release Date: 08/12/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Boris Kravchenko,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Gyorgy Sviridov,  Shlomo Carlebach  ... 
    Performer:  Richard Patterson,  Vladimir Mostowoy,  Olga Borodina,  Alla Bajanova  ... 
    Conductor:  Nikolai Korniev,  Valery Gergiev
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Chamber Choir,  Gloriae Dei Cantores,  Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra  ... 
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    Mandorla - Choral Masterworks Of Frank Martin, Edvard Grieg & Howard Hanson
    Label: Gloriae Dei Cantores   Catalog: 48 Release Date: 05/11/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frank Martin,  Edvard Grieg,  Howard Hanson
    Performer:  Wayne Schuman,  James Jordan
    Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
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    Gregorian Requiem: Chants Of The Requiem Mass
    Label: Gloriae Dei Cantores   Catalog: 117 Release Date: 02/16/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anonymous
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
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    Sing Noel / Elizabeth C. Patterson, Gloriae Dei Cantores
    Label: Gloriae Dei Cantores   Catalog: 105 Release Date: 02/16/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Bruce Stuart Saylor,  Traditional,  Alfred S. Burt,  Henry Walford Davies  ... 
    Performer:  David Chalmers,  James E. Jordan Jr.,  Carol Mastrodomenico,  Matthew Witter  ... 
    Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson,  Richard J. Pugsley
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriæ Dei Artes Instrumental Ensemble,  Gloriae Dei Cantores,  Gloriae Dei Brass Ensemble  ... 
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  • 10.
    O'Connor: Folk Mass / Gloriae Dei Cantores
    Label: Omac   Catalog: 10 Release Date: 10/14/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mark O'Connor
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
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  • 11.
    Label: Gloriae Dei Cantores   Catalog: 3417 Release Date: 10/07/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Leonard Bernstein,  Samuel Adler,  Alan Hovhaness,  Darius Milhaud  ... 
    Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
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    Label: Gloriae Dei Cantores   Catalog: 3413 Release Date: 10/07/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Olivier Messiaen
    Performer:  James E. Jordan Jr.,  Sharon Rose Pfeiffer,  David Chalmers
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
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    His Love Endures Forever - Psalms Of Thankfulness And Praise
    Label: Eroica Classical Recordings   Catalog: 45 Release Date: 09/09/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Thomas Attwood,  Percy Whitlock,  George Martin,  Bertram Luard-Selby  ... 
    Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
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    Eclipse - The Voice Of Jean Langlais / Patterson, Et Al
    Label: Gloriae Dei Cantores   Catalog: 41 Release Date: 01/01/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Jean Langlais
    Performer:  James Jordan,  David Chalmers,  Sharon Rose Pfeiffer
    Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabriel V Brass Quintet,  Gloriae Dei Cantores
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    He Has Heard My Voice / Patterson, Gloriae Dei Cantores
    Label: Gloriae Dei Cantores   Catalog: 43 Release Date: 01/01/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Goss,  G. Woodward,  Thomas Attwood Walmisley,  S. Alcock  ... 
    Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
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    Kaleidoscope - America's Faith In Song / Patterson, Et Al
    Label: Gloriae Dei Cantores   Catalog: 118 Release Date: 01/01/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Aaron Copland,  Jean Berger,  Leo Sowerby
    Performer:  David Chalmers,  James E. Jordan Jr.,  Luke Norman
    Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
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    The Chants Of Easter / Patterson, Gloriae Dei Cantores
    Label: Gloriae Dei Cantores   Catalog: 3350 Release Date: 01/01/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anonymous
    Performer:  Peter Logan,  Chris Helfrich,  Tim Pehta,  Nathanael Reese  ... 
    Conductor:  Richard J. Pugsley
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
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    Paths of Grace - Brahms, Lotti, et al / Gloriae Dei Cantores
    Label: Gloriae Dei Cantores   Catalog: 116 Release Date: 10/24/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giovanni Palestrina,  Joseph Rheinberger,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
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    Masters Of The Renaissance / Gloriae Dei Cantores
    Label: Gloriae Dei Cantores   Catalog: 3361 Release Date: 07/18/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Francisco Guerrero,  Peter Philips,  Thomas Morley,  William Byrd  ... 
    Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
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    Joy And Gladness / Patterson, Gloriae Dei Cantores
    Label: Gloriae Dei Cantores   Catalog: 3358 Release Date: 05/30/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  Juan Esquivel Barahona,  Joseph Rheinberger,  Bruce Neswick  ... 
    Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
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  • 21.
    Mozart: Rare Choral Works / Patterson, Gloriae Dei Cantores
    Label: Gloriae Dei Cantores   Catalog: 3363 Release Date: 04/25/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Amanda Dawn Ortolani,  Richard Cragg,  Kathy Schuman,  David Chalmers  ... 
    Conductor:  Richard K. Pugsley
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vox Caeli Sinfonia,  Gloriae Dei Cantores
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  • 22.
    Gloriae Dei Cantores - Prism / Elizabeth C. Patterson, Et Al
    Label: Gloriae Dei Cantores   Catalog: 3366 Release Date: 02/06/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Francisco Guerrero,  Leo Sowerby,  Aaron Copland,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Performer:  James Jordan,  Chris Helfrich,  Kathy Schuman,  David Chalmers  ... 
    Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores,  Archangelus Brass Ensemble
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  • 23.
    Psalms Of Salvation & Mercy / Gloriae Dei Cantores
    Label: Gloriae Dei Cantores   Catalog: 3372 Release Date: 01/24/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Thomas Purcell,  Charles Harford Lloyd,  W. Russell,  Sir George Elvey  ... 
    Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
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  • 24.
    Shining Like The Sun - The Chants Of Transfiguration / Berry
    Label: Gloriae Dei Cantores   Catalog: 35 Release Date: 12/27/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anonymous,  Max Reger
    Performer:  Luke Norman,  Richard Cragg,  Helen Spatzeck-Olsen,  Tim Pehta  ... 
    Conductor:  Mary Berry
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
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    Esperanza - A Gift Of Spanish Song / Gloriae Dei Cantores
    Label: Gloriae Dei Cantores   Catalog: 3352 Release Date: 10/04/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sebastian de Vivanco
    Conductor:  Elizabeth C. Patterson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gloriae Dei Cantores
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