The Grant Park Chorus

American Choral Works

The Grant Park Chorus and Director Christopher Bell (celebrating his 10th season with the Festival) take a tour of eclectic new American works for chorus. This program is being recorded for what will become the chorus' first-ever a cappella CD.

Who

Grant Park Chorus

Christopher Bell, Conductor

What

Betinis: Toward Sunshine, Toward Freedom: Songs of Smaller Creatures             

Kesselman: Buzzings: Three pieces for Mixed Chorus    

Whitacre: When David Heard                   

Garrop: Sonnets of Desire, Longing, and Whimsy       

Menotti: Regina Caeli                        

Del Tredici: Acrostic Song from Final Alice    

Rorem: Seven Motets for the Church Year

Crabtree: Five Romantic Miniatures from The Simpsons
Abe, Lisa, Homer, Marge & Homer   

Whitacre: Sleep

Program Notes PDF