The Dale Warland Singers: Lux Aurumque. Christmas Echoes, Vol. 1. 2005. 2. Noel: A Musical Feast. A Robert Shaw Christmas: Angels on High. Robert Shaw & Robert Shaw Chamber Singers. John Rutter Christmas Album. Stephen Varcoe, The Cambridge Singers, John Rutter, City of London Sinfonia, Ruth Holton & Gerald Finley.
Christmas Traditional. Dale Warland Singers. Sweet Was the Song the Virgin Sang.
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Dale Warland Singers Chorus/Choir, Dwight Bigler Piano. CD: 1 Tracks: 21 Length: 59:10. CD 1. Christmas Traditional Composer. Il est né, le divin enfant (French) Work. Dwight Bigler Piano, Jay Johnson Percussion, Dale Warland Singers Chorus/Choir, Kathleen Robinson Oboe, Brian Kremer Percussion, Kathy Kienzle Harp.
The Dale Warland Singers (DWS) was a 40-voice professional chorus based in St. Paul, Minnesota, founded in 1972 by Dale Warland and disbanded in 2004. They performed a wide variety of choral repertoire but specialized in 20th-century music and commissioned American composers extensively. In terms of sound, the DWS was known for its purity of tone, intonation, legato sound and stylistic range. During their existence, the DWS performed roughly 400 concerts and recorded 29 CDs.
This disk makes me wish that the Dale Warland Singers still performed their much loved Christmas concerts. Standouts include "The Friendly Beasts," which has a gentle introduction played on harp and guitar, and "The Huron Carol," whose imagery includes the infant Jesus wrapped in rabbit fur. The performances are of course flawless. Where have I been all these years? I have a couple of discs by the BYU Singers, directed by Dr. Ronald Staehli. They are very similar in quality, polish and emotional depth to this group, with an added religious element that deepens the emotional content of their music. The BYU Singers' versions of the Whitacre tunes are very good.