Holiday HarmoniesSono Luminus
"EVUSA [does] exquisite work….brilliant phrasing and nuance." - The Huffington Post
"Judith Clurman - the exceptional conductor" - Time Out, New York
Judith Clurman conducts her acclaimed chorus, Essential Voices USA, in Holiday Harmonies: Sounds of Christmas, the ensemble's third recording for Sono Luminus. This holiday disc includes premiere recordings of new vibrant arrangements of seasonal favorites and new works that were written for the disc by some of America's finest composers. Mezzo Soprano Jamie Barton, Soprano Maureen McKay, Pianist Tedd Firth, and Harpist Stacey Shames are featured performers. Traditional repertoire includes: "Angels We Have Heard on High" (arr. David Chase), "O Holy Night" (arr. Ryan Nowlin), "Silent Night" (arr. Tedd Firth and Judith Clurman), "The Virgin's Slumber Song" (Max Reger), and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" (adaptation Judith Clurman). New works include: "Whispered and Revealed" (Nico Muhly), "Love Came Down" (Jennifer Higdon) and "Merry Christmas Wishing Well" (Gene Gilroy, arr. Michael Gilbertson).
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NPR features Nico Muhly's 'Whispered and Revealed' from Essential Voices - Holiday Harmonies
Amid the ubiquitous din of annual chestnuts like "Jingle Bells" and "Let it Snow," you may be surprised to learn that people are actually writing new holiday songs. And as it turns out, some of them are pretty great. Whether young, prolific composer Nico Muhly's new song "Whispered and Revealed" will enter the holiday canon is yet to be seen. There's no doubt, however, as to its shimmeri...
Essential Voices USA - Holiday Harmonies: Songs of Christmas / KDFC: Download Of the Week
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Essential Voices USA are 'Celebrating the American Spirit'
Sono Luminus proudly presents Celebrating the American Spirit, performed by Essential Voices USA and directed by Judith Clurman, which reconfigures musical expressions of nationhood. EVUSA joins together with guest soloists and instrumentalists, including singers Kelli O'Hara and Ron Raines, and composer-arranger Larry Hochman. There is even a new lyric by Sheldon Harnick, the famed ly...