Chamber Singers CDs

The World's Desire

The World’s Desire

Christmas at Loretto

The South Bend Chamber Singers
Nancy Menk, conductor
Kathleen Keasey, accompanist
recorded at the Church of Our Lady of Loretto
Saint Mary’s College
Notre Dame, Indiana

Nova! Nova! • Bob Chilcott
Lo, How a Rose • Daniel E. Gawthrop
Today the Virgin • John Tavener
Hush! My Dear, Lie Still and Slumber • Paul Carey
The holly and the ivy • John Rutter
The World’s Desire • Eleanor Daley
Awake, and Join the Cheerful Choir • Derek Healey
The Virgin • Derek Healey
One Small Child • Robert A. Harris †
Gaudete • Steven Sametz
There Is No Rose • Mark Sirett
Ave Maria • Dan Locklair
The Ditchling Carol • J. David Moore
To Drive the Cold Winter Away • J. David Moore †
O Holy Night • John Rutter
O Come, Little Children • James Fritschel
Christmas Mourning • Vassar Miller / J.A.C. Redford
Glory • J.A.C. Redford
Silent Night • arr. Malcolm Sargent

† commissioned by South Bend Chamber Singers



Choral Music of Today
The South Bend Chamber Singers
Nancy Menk, conductor
David Eicher, accompanist
with the Chester String Quartet

  • James MacMillan: Cantos Sagrados   sample  (mp3)
  • William Hawley: In Paradisum   sample
  • Frank Ferko:  Magnificat
  • Gyorgy Orban:  Mundi Renovatio   sample
  • William Hawley: Celia
  • Libby Larsen: To a Long Loved Love (world premiere performance)

Exclusive recordings: These are the only recordings of these works currently available (original recording of Cantos Sagrados is out of print).

“Here is a stimulating assortment of works by five highly regarded contemporary composers—three of them American—skillfully realized by an outstanding American choir.

The splendid South Bend Chamber Singers offer consistently rich-toned and technically secure choral artistry in these often difficult selections. Three of these works were written specifically for them. They are captured in excellent sound. We get full texts and the program notes are well done.”

—American Record Guide

Christmas at Loretto

Christmas at Loretto

Twentieth Century Music for the Season
Nancy Menk, conductor
David Eicher, accompanist
Recorded at the Church of Our Lady of Loretto
Saint Mary’s College
Notre Dame, Indiana

  • Franz Biebl: Ave Maria
  • Norman Dello Joio: The Holy Infant’s Lullaby
  • Gerald Finzi: Magnificant
  • Henryk Gorecki: Totus Tuus
  • William Hawley: O Magnum Mysterium
  • Gustav Holst: In the Bleak Midwinter
  • Morten Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium
  • William Mathias: A Babe is Born
  • William Mathias: Nativity Carol
  • Joel Martinson: There is No Rose
  • J. David Moore: Gaudete
  • Daniel Pinkham: The Kings and the Shepherds
  • Ned Rorem: Shout the Glad Tidings
  • Jonathan Willcocks: Regina Coeli
  • Robert H. Young: Sweet was the Song

“We are always moved by the performances of the South Bend Chamber Singers. The musical works and their interpretations are thought-provoking. It is impossible not to be struck by the intensity of the vocalists under Nancy Menk’s strong direction. The Chamber Singers are one of the true gems of our community, an invaluable artistic asset.”
Carol and Scott Russell – Kalamazoo, Michigan

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