We’ve never aspired to be professional recording artists; we much prefer the energy and spontanaeity of live performance — the in-person interaction between singers and listeners held in rapt attention, moved to laughter or tears, or to thunderous applause.
That being said, for our own documentation and when we get the chance, we do rig a microphone or two, or send a willing volunteer to the back of the hall or balcony with a video camera. Think of these visual and aural excerpts as a sort of ‘family scrapbook’ designed to recall just a few of our favorites — imagine the vast repertoire we’ve covered since 1882 — and to demonstrate our hallmark eclectic embrace of all sorts of music and every kind of song.
If you’ve never attended a Hastings College choral concert, you may be surprised to learn that most of the instrumental accompaniments you’ll hear in these excerpts are our own singers who step down from their places in the choir to contribute their skills and artistry as players, adding immeasureably to our experience of a millenium of both sacred and secular choral compositions.
The Hastings College Choir
- Beneath the Cross of Jesus
Our musical "signature in song" since 1882.
(Listening Time: 4'19")
- Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine &
Si ch'io vorrei morire An exciting contemporary work and the Renaissance madrigal that was its inspiration. (Listening Time: 11'30")
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- Sing to the Lord a Marvelous Song
A joyful Eugene Butler song for spring.
(Listening time: 2'30")
- Kyrie eleison
A beautiful meditation on a traditional text.
(Listening time: 2'50")
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Arranged by members of the choir!
(Listening time: 3'17")
An introspective Mendelssohn part song.
(Listening time: 1'52")
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