American Reflections: 20th- and 21st-Century Choral Music | MSR Classics MS1660

American Reflections: 20th- and 21st-Century Choral Music


Label: MSR Classics

Cat No: MS1660

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 1st March 2019



American Reflections is a collection of live recordings made by the St. Charles Singers during our concert tour of England in 2017. It was our great joy to share this music with our friends overseas, and to perform it in magnificent spaces. The works by Argento, Erb and Lauridsen were performed and recorded in the Ripon Cathedral; the Gibbs and Siegfried at St. Jamesís Church in Piccadilly, the Chapman and Whitacre at the Lincoln Cathedral Chapter House, and the Fine, Hawley, Kirchner and Runestad at the Durham Cathedral. Now, it is our great joy to share this music with you.

Jeffrey Hunt brings his focus on outstanding repertoire, communicative performances and sincere singing to his programs, and is known for his lively Ė yet always sensitive Ė guidance of his choir. As founder and Music Director of the St. Charles Singers, Huntís emphasis on musicality with understanding, imagination, and transparency creates beautifully polished and endearing performances by an ensemble known for exquisite singing. Hunt, in addition to directing the St. Charles Singers, is Director of Music at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church in St. Charles, serves as adjunct faculty at Elgin Community College, is active in several choral directorsí associations and maintains an active voice studio. He received a Bachelorís degree from Taylor University and a Masterís degree in Choral Conducting from Northwestern University.

The St. Charles Singers is a professional choral organization under the leadership of Jeffrey Hunt. Dedicated to the performance, promotion and preservation of the finest choral music, this highly acclaimed choir engages singers from the Chicago area to inspire audiences with riveting and captivating concerts and recordings. Placing a strong emphasis on collaboration, the ensemble regularly performs with the Metropolis Chamber Orchestra, most notably with their recent and historic undertaking of The Mozart Journey, a 17-concert series through which the complete known body of the composerís sacred choral works will be performed and recorded. In the summer of 2017, St. Charles Singers gave its debut solo performance at the prestigious summer Ravinia Festival. Based in St. Charles, Illinois, the choir gives subscription concerts in Chicago and throughout the surrounding region, performs at national choral conventions, tours internationally and can be heard on four commercial recordings.

The mission of St. Charles Singers is to perform, promote and preserve the finest choral music to inspire diverse audiences regionally, nationally and internationally.

Recorded 14-21 June 2017 by Atelier HudSonic, Chicago
Producer / Engineer: Hudson Fair

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