Past Choir Repertoire

The Choir has a long and proud tradition of performing a wide-ranging repertoire that engages the intellectual and artistic imagination of its members and its audiences. Its focus is on music from the Western classical tradition intentionally, as this art form is not as well represented in most high school programs. In addition to singing works for unaccompanied voices, the Choir has the unique privilege of collaborating on a major choral-orchestral masterwork each spring term with the Pomona College Orchestra.

This page documents the repertoire sung by the Pomona College Choir beginning with the 1998-99 season, the first year of Donna Di Grazia’s leadership of the ensemble.

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2016-17 Repertoire
• Tchaikovsky – Priidite, poklonimsya
• Kedrov – Otche nash
• Kalinnikov – Svete tihiy
• Dvořák – Nepovím
• Janáček – Láska opravdivá
• Martinů – Aj, stupaj
• Britten – A Hymn to the Virgin
• L’Estrange – Oculi omnium
• Sandström – Det är en ros utsprungen
• Chenokov – Dukh Tvoy blagiy
• Tchaikovsky – Legenda
• Gjeilo – Serenity
• Rachmaninoff – Panteley-tselitel’
• Grieg – Våren
• arr. Rubtsov – Veniki
• arr. Gretchaninov – Poydu-l’ ya, viydu-l’ ya
• Felix Mendelssohn – Elijah, op. 70

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2015-16 Repertoire
• J. S. Bach – Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226
• Vaughan Williams – Rest
• Fauré – Cantique de Jean Racine
• Brahms – Zigeunerlieder, op. 103
• Ticheli – There will be Rest
• arr. S. Gibbs – Way over in Beulah land
• Brahms – Ein deutsches Requiem, op. 45

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2014-15 Repertoire
• O’Regan – Triptych (with percussion)
• Britten – A Ceremony of Carols
• McGlynn, arr. – Media vita
• Fauré – Les Djinns
• Fauré – Pavane
• Mozart – Mass in C minor, K. 427

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2013-14 Repertoire
• Gounod – Regina coeli
• Rossini – O salutaris hostia 
• Felix Mendelssohn – Adspice Domine
• Mozart – Ave verum corpus, K. 618
• Britten – Hymn to St. Cecilia, op. 27
• Handel – Let God arise, HWV 256a
• Berlioz – Grande Messe des morts, op. 5
• Flaherty – Lines of Reflection

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2012-13 Repertoire
• Duruflé – Requiem, op. 9
• Parry – I was glad
• Brahms – Nänie
• Haydn – Theresienmesse

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2011-12 Repertoire
• Felix Mendelssohn – Weihnachten, op. 79, no. 1
• Stanford – Justorum animae, op. 38, no. 1
• Scheidt – A Child is born in Bethlehem
• Grieg – Ave maris stella
• Lauridsen – O magnum mysterium
• Chesnokov – Spaseniye sodelal, op. 25, no. 5
• Kalinnikov – Svete tihiy
• Łukaszewski – Crucem tuam adoramus, Domine
• Chesnokov – O Tebe raduyetsia, op. 15, no. 11
• Bernstein – Chichester Psalms
• Mozart – Vesperae solennes de confessore, K. 339
• Borodin – “Polovtsian Dances” (from Prince Igor)
• Flaherty – Water Ruminations (world premiere)

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2010-11 Repertoire
• Verdi – Messa da Requiem
• Britten – Rejoice in the Lamb
• Whitacre – Lux aurumque
• Bruckner – Virga Jesse floruit
• Poulenc – Hodie Christus natus est
• Lotti – Crucifixus
• Howells – A Spotless Rose
• Britten – Te Deum in C major

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2009-10 Repertoire
• Stravinsky – Symphony of Psalms
• Mozart – Requiem
• Felix Mendelssohn – Heilig ist Gott der Herr Zebaoth
• G. Gabrieli – Jubilate Deo
• Felix Mendelssohn – Mitten wir im Leben sind
• Orbán – Daemon irrepit callidus
• Prior – Play on, invisible harps, unto Love
• Poulenc – Exultate Deo
• Barber – Agnus Dei
• Harris – Bring Us, O Lord God
• Felix Mendelssohn – Verleih’ uns Frieden gnädiglich
• Felix Mendelssohn – “And then shall your light” from Elijah

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2008-09 Repertoire
• Vaughan Williams – Dona nobis pacem
• Brahms – Schicksalslied, op. 54
• Handel – Messiah

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2007-08 Repertoire
• Poulenc – Gloria
• Mozart – Mass in C major, K. 317 (“Coronation”)
• Lundvik – Three Nocturnes
• Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on Christmas Carols
• Willan – Rise up, my love
• Bruckner – Locus iste
• Tallis – O nata lux
• Purcell – Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem
• Parry – Jerusalem
• Rheinberger – Abendlied
• Brahms – Waldesnacht
• Piazzolla (arr. O. Escalada) – Verano Porteño

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2006-07 Repertoire
• J. S. Bach – Magnificat, BWV 243a
• J. S. Bach – Ich habe genug, BWV 82
• J. S. Bach – Gloria in excelsis Deo, BWV 191
• Orff – Carmina burana

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2005-06 Repertoire
• Felix Mendelssohn – Elijah, op. 70
• Blow – Let thy hand be strengthened
• Biebl – Ave Maria
• F. J. Haydn – Die Warnung
• F. J. Haydn – Die Harmonie in der Ehe
• Howells – Like as the Hart
• Pearsall – Lay a Garland
• Palestrina – Exsultate Deo
• Poulenc – Litanies à la Vierge noire
• Whitacre – Leonardo Dreams of his Flying Machine
• F. J. Haydn – Te Deum in C major (c. 1800)

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2004-05 Repertoire
• Brahms – Ein deutsches Requiem, op. 45
• Felix Mendelssohn – Weihnachten, op. 79, no 1
• Duruflé – Ubi caritas
• Tavener – Magnificat (from Collegium regale)
• Tallis – Loquebantur variis linguis
• Rheinberger – Abendlied
• Poulenc – Hodie Christus natus est
• Telemann – Das ist meine Freude
• Britten – A Ceremony of Carols, op. 28

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2003-04 Repertoire
• J. S. Bach – Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4
• Mozart – Vesperae solennes de confessore, K. 339
• Kodály – Missa brevis
• Britten – Festival Te Deum, op. 32
• Finzi – My spirit sang all day
• Britten (arr. Russell) – The Sally Garden
• G. Walker – The Silver Apples of the Moon
• Lauridsen – Contre qui, Rose
• Lauridsen – Dirait-on
• Barber – “Under the Willow Tree” from Vanessa
• Barber – Sure on this Shining Night

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2002-03 Repertoire
• Berlioz – Grande Messe des morts, op. 5
• Stanford – Coelos ascendit hodie, op. 38, no. 2
• Stanford – Justorum animae, op. 38, no. 1
• Parry – I was glad
• Britten – A Hymn to the Virgin
• Lauridsen – O magnum mysterium
• Poulenc – Quem vidisti pastores dicite
• Vivaldi – Gloria, R.V. 589

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2001-02 Repertoire
• Mozart – Mass in C minor, K. 427
• Handel – Messiah
• Beethoven – Choral Fantasy
• Flaherty – Lines of Reflection (world premiere)

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2000-01 Repertoire
• Mozart – Requiem, K. 626
• Telemann – Werfet Panier auf im Lande
• J. C. F. Bach – Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
• attrib. Joh. Christoph & J. S. Bach – Ich lasse dich nicht
• Felix Mendelssohn – Verleih’ uns Frieden gnädiglich, op. post.
• Felix Mendelssohn – Laß, O Herr, mich Hülfe finden, op. 96
• Stanford – Beati quorum via, Op. 38, no. 3
• Stanford – Magnificat in B-flat major, op. 10

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1999-2000 Repertoire
• Bernstein – Chichester Psalms
• Harris – Faire is the Heaven
• Elgar – My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land, op. 18, no. 3
• Mathias – Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, op. 26, no. 2
• W. Walker – Hallelujah
• Billings – David’s Lamentation
• J. S. Bach – Magnificat, BWV 243a
• Felix Mendelssohn – Heilig ist Gott der Herr Zebaoth!
• Felix Mendelssohn – Hear My Prayer
• anonymous (16th-c England) – Rejoice in the Lord alway
• Victoria – O magnum mysterium

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1998-99 Repertoire
• Handel – Zadok the Priest
• Mozart – Mass in C major, K. 317 (“Coronation”)
• Fauré – Requiem
• Duruflé – Tu es Petrus
• Duruflé – Tota pulchra es
• Duruflé – Tantum ergo sacramentum
• anonymous chant – Tu es Petrus
• anonymous chant – Tota pulchra es
• anonymous chant – Tantum ergo sacramentum
• Fauré – Cantique de Jean Racine, op. 11

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