Spring 2018: With Honor

O, My Luve’s Like a Red, Red Rose: René Clausen
Whistler’s Daugher: arr. by Valerie Nelson*
A Clear Midnight: Rich Campbell
Here is the World: Allen Borton*
Glory to God in the Highest: Giovanni Bastia Pergolesi
Verleih uns Frieden: Felix Mendelssohn
My Spirit Sang All Day: Gerald Finzi
Our Dream of Freedom: Gwen Walker
Blackbird: John Lennon and Paul McCartney

*World Premiere

 Fall 2017: Deck the Halls

Ave Maria: Xavier Bursto
Caroling, Caroling: Alfred Burt
Dona Nobis Pacem: W.A. Mozart
The First Noel: Traditional
March of the Kings: Georges Bizet
Sleigh Ride: Leroy Anderson
Spanish Carol: Andrew Carter
Song of Galilee: Julius Chajes
A Song of Good Cheer/Shchedrik (Ukranian): Leontovich
Throw the Yule Log on, Uncle John: P.D.Q. Bach
We Need a Little Christmas: Jerry Herman

Spring 2017: Rhythm of Life

Sing, Sing, Sing
Rhythm of Life
Old Def Woman
Bridge over Troubled Water
And So It Goes
Goodnight, My Angel
Down by the Riverside
Nelly Bly
Boil Them Cabbage Down

Spring 2016: An Air of Spring

Cantate Domino: Pitoni
Fa una Canzona: Vecchi
O, Eyes of My Beloved: Orlando di Lasso
Kyrie: Vierne, arr. Huntington
Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves, from Nabucco: Giuseppi Verdi
How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings: Josef Rheinberger
As Torrents in Summer: Edward Elgar
Sure on This Shining Night: Samuel Barber
A City Called Heaven: Poelinitz
Wade in the Water: Moses Hogan
Soon Ah Will Be Done: William Dawson

Fall 2015: A Rose in Winter

Seven Unaccompanied Secular Songs Op. 62: Brahms
White Christmas: Berlin
Magnificat: Charpentier
Lay Down Your Staffs: Parker and Shaw
Ose Shalom: John Leavitt
Wishes and Candles: Stephen Paulus
Mary Had a Baby: William Dawson
Psallite: Praetorius
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas: Martin, Blane and Kerr
The Shepherds’ Farewell: Berlioz
Lullay, Thou Little Tiny Child: Stainer

Spring 2013

Il bianco e dolce cigno: Arcadelt
Chickens: Jack Prelutsky – Lynn Ebeling
Il est bel et bon: Passereau
A Wise Old Owl (nursery rhyme) – Kate O’Neill
Sweet Suffolk Owl: Vautor
Hope is a thing with feathers by Emily Dickinson – Joe Lazar
Die Nachtigall: Mendelssohn
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square: Manning Sherwin and Eric Maschwitz, arr. Billingsley
The Blackbird by Humbert Wolfe – Susan Jane Thistle
Blackbird: Lennon and McCartney, arr. Daryl Runswick
13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird by Wallace Stevens – Donna Raskin
Bye, Bye, Blackbird: Ray Henderson and Mort Dixon, arr. Althouse
A Warbler by Walter de la Mare — Gwen Samuel
Dainty fine bird: Gibbons
Green Finch and Linnet Bird from Sweeney Todd: Sondheim, arr. Beck
Bird City by Richard Greene – Bob Woodford
The Blue Bird: Stanford
A Boy’s Protest (anonymous) – Rachel Henk
Be Like the Bluebird from Anything Goes: Porter, arr. Zuckman
Over the Rainbow: Arlen and Harburg, arr. Beck
The Pelican by Dixon Lanier Merritt – John Emmons
Birds in the Garden (anonymous) – Tami Kaplowitz
The Rockin’ Red Robin Comes Bobbin’ Along: arr. Ramsey
A Hummingbird Pauses at the Trumpet Vine by Mary Oliver – Chris Piatek
I Shall Keep Singing!: Harris

Fall 2012

A Ceremony of Carols: Britten
The Boar’s Head Carol: traditional English carol, arr. Brian Ramsey – TTBB
Irish Lullaby: Sametz
The Holly and the Ivy – traditional English carol, arr. Stephen Paulus
I Saw Three Ships: arr. Lewis
A Welsh Lullaby: arr. K. Lee Scott
Hanerot Halalu – Meir Finkelstein

Spring 2012: A Spring Bouquet

Flora Gave Me Fairest Flowers: Wilbye
I am the Rose of Sharon: Billings
The White Rose: Daley
My Wild Irish Rose: Olcott
A Red, Red Rose: Mulholland
Dirait-on: Lauridsen
The Flowers That Bloom in the Spring from The Mikado: W.S. Gilbert, A. Sullivan
Everything’s Coming Up Roses from Gypsy: Styne, arr. P. Kern
I Won’t Send Roses from Mack and Mabel: Herman, arr. M. Zuckman
Heather on the Hill from Brigadoon: Lerner and Loewe, arr. M. Zuckman
Flower of Beauty: Clements
Fields of Gold, Sting: arr. Jasperse
Make Our Garden Grow from Candide: Bernstein, arr. R. Page

Fall 2011

Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light from Christmas Oratorio: J.S. Bach
Candlelight Carol: John Rutter
There Shall a Star From Jacob Come Forth: Felix Mendelssohn
Do You Hear What I Hear?: arr. Harry Simeone
Ocho Kandelikas: Flory Jagoda
Siyahamba: arr. Donald Moore
Keep Your Lamps!: arr. Andre Thomas
Lux Aurumque: Eric Whitacre
Behold! Rise Up! Go Tell! Shine!: arr. Mark Hayes
True Light: Keith Hampton
Light the Legend: Michael Isaacson

Spring 2011: Dona Nobis Pacem

Choral Reflection on Amazing Grace: Roger Ames
Ose Shalom: John Leavitt
Gaelic Blessing: Z. Randall Stroope
Dona Nobis Pacem: J.S. Bach
Anthem of Peace: Mack Wilberg
Down by the Riverside: arr. Rutter
I Dream a World : Andre Thomas
If I Had a Hammer
Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

Fall 2010

O Magnum Mysterium: Tomas Luis de Victoria
O Magnum Mysterium: Morten Lauridsen
The Snow: Edward Elgar
Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening from Frostiana: Randall Thompson
Hail blessed virgin: Peter de Mets
Shepherds’ Chorus from Amahl and the Night Visitors: Gian Carlo Menotti
The Shepherds’ Farewell to the Holy Family: Hector Berlioz
In the Bleak Midwinter: arr. Stacey Wong
Durme, Durme, Ladino lullaby
Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind: John Rutter
Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind: George Shearing
Baby It’s Cold Outside: Frank Loesser, arr. Kirby Shaw
I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm: Irving Berlin, arr. Kirby Shaw
Winter Wonderland of Snow: arr. Mark Hayes

Spring 2010

HVC May 2010 concert

Our 50th Anniversary concert on Sunday, May 23, 2010, included a medley of songs — the highlight being the world premiere of “In the Arms of Music.” This moving work was commissioned by the Hopewell Valley Chorus in honor of our 50th anniversary and written by Matthew Harris, a world-renowned composer. A special treat was the involvement of the Trenton Children’s Chorus for portions of the concert.

To view photos of this event, please go to our Gallery page.