"For the Love of Music Since 1866"

Celebrating the American Choral Tradition”

with the Belleville Philharmonic Chorale

Robert Hart Baker Music Director & Conductor
Catherine Burge, accompanist

Program

Leonard Bernstein: Choral Medley from “West Side Story”
(lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, new arrangement [1990] by Len Thomas)
Performed during the 2018-19 season in honor of the 100th anniversary of the American composer’s birth
                Medley 
includes: Tonight; I Feel Pretty; Maria; America; One Hand, One Heart; Somewhere

Ola Gjeilo: Spotless Rose
(a new setting [2012] of the 
16th century

German text translated by C. Winkworth in 1869)

Robert Lau: All Things Bright And Beautiful
(a new setting [2016] of the English text by C.F. Alexander from 1848)


John Rutter: The Music’s Always With You (words and music 2016)

Michael D. Costello: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
(a new setting [2017] published in St. Louis of Martin Luther’s theme & text from 1529)