Hope, Love, and Justice: A 20th Anniversary Concert for the Community

HOPE, LOVE & JUSTICE is an ECMC concert CD recorded live on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 8:00pm at The Church of the Holy Apostles in Manhattan, New York.

In celebration of Empire City Men's Chorus' 20th Anniversary Season, the CD presents holiday and seasonal choral favorites from the chorus' historical repertoire, as well as a focus on music that the ECMC has commissioned from gay and gay-friendly composers over the years.

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Playlist

1
Lux Aurumque
Eric Whitacre | Edward Esch | tr. Charles Anthony Silvestri

2
Choose Something Like A Star
Randall Thompson | arr. Stephen Smith | Robert Frost

3
Sure On This Shining Night
Morten Lauridsen | James Agee

4
O Magnum Mysterium (to Paul Salmunovich)
Lauridsen

I’ve Known Rivers
Gywneth Walker | Langston Hughes

5
i. My Soul Has Grown Deep

6
ii. Troubled Water

7
iii. Jump Right In!

8
iv. In time of silver rain


A Memory
Norman Dello Joio

10
Agnus Dei from Prothalamia
Charles Norman Mason & Dorothy Hindman | Martial, A.D. 80

11
Love Bade Me Welcome (in honor of the Reverend Charles W. Scott)
David Hurd | George Herbert

12
Move On from Sunday in the Park with George
Stephen Sondheim
Lydia Gaston, Soprano
Ariel Estrada, Tenor

13
Sunday from Sunday in the Park with George
Stephen Sondheim | Paul Stephan

14
The Wexford Carol (for the men of the Empire City Men’s Chorus, New York City, 2007)
Irish Carol, arr. Martin Gaspard
Ron Languedoc, Bass
Wes Bourland – Tenor

15
The Christmas Song
Mel Tormé | Bob Wells
Marshall Taylor, Bass

16
Deck the Halls
Welsh carol, arr. James McKelvy | David Bohn

17
Ding Dong Merrily on High
French carol, arr. Howard Helvey
Piano Secondo – Marty Schoenhals