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Yale Norfolk Choral Conducting Workshop Program

Location: Connecticut, USA
Choir type: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
Voicing: Mixed
Yale Norfolk Choral Conducting Course Program 2012
The seventh annual Chamber Choir & Conducting Course at the Yale Summer School Chamber Music Festival, Norfolk, Connecticut, runs from August 12th to 18th this year.
There will be a choir of 24 from which 10 members have also been selected as conductors. They are learning the program below and the pieces they will each conduct at the concert will be assigned (in the pub over the road!) on the Thursday evening.
The instrumentalists will have been selected from the Music School and Conservatory students, participating in the chamber music festival throughout the summer. Jessica Petrus, our soprano soloist, is a graduate of the Yale Voice program in Early Music, Oratorio and Chamber Ensemble (
Our pianist is Lucas Wong (
As always I will only conduct the new work specially written for the Festival – this year by Yale graduate composition student Loren Loiacono (
The concert is at 4:00 on Saturday, August 18th, in the Music Shed, Norfolk. (
Festival Program
Lieto Godea                                                     Giovanni Gabrieli (c.1555-1612))      
Peccantem me quotidie                                     Cristobal de Morales (c.1500-1553)
Venite Populi, Venite                                       Mozart             (1756-1791)
           SATB/SATB, 2 violins, cello, bass, organ continuo
Lover’s Recantation                                         Thomas Arne   (1710-1778)
Jessica Petrus soprano; flute, strings, harpsichord continuo
{Recit:  The Kind Appointment Caelia Made
{Air:    To all the sex deceitful
{Recit:  Now Cecilia, from Mama got loose
{Air:    How engaging, How enduring            
Sehnsucht  Op. 112     Nr. 1                              Brahms (1833-1897)
            SATB, piano
Uri Tsafon (2002)                                            John Rommereim       
            SATB, string quartet & piano
The Awakening (2012) (world premiere)           Loren Loiacono          
            Jessica Petrus soprano, SATB
            flute/piccolo, clarinet/bass clarinet, horn, trombone, percussion, string quintet
Psalm 148 (2008)                                            Judith Weir
            SATB, trombone solo
Afro-American Fragments (2009)                      William Averitt
            Song for Billie Holliday
            Jessica Petrus soprano, SATB, piano four hands
Aesop’s Fables            ( 2008)                           Bob Chilcott
            The Hare and the Tortoise
            The Mountain in labour
            The Fox and the Grapes
            The North Wind and the Sun
            The Goose and the Swan
            SATB, piano