Music from the La Crosse Chamber Chorale and the Utah Baroque Ensemble

Since 2003 I have been a singer in two fairly comparable high quality choral ensembles. From 2008 - current I have been a singer in the Utah Baroque Ensemble, directed by Martha Sargent. From 2003 - 2007 I was a singer (bass) in the La Crosse Chamber Chorale, directed by Paul Rusterholz. I was also on its board of directors for two years. Both groups are auditioned ensembles with about 35 singers, both sing a mixture of classical and contemporary pieces, a mixture of a cappella and accompanied works, and in a variety of languages.

I've decided to put some favorite songs of mine from those two groups here on my web page. The songs below are only a subset of what the two groups sing, because I had to restrict my choices to ones whose compositions are no longer copyrighted or whose composer I knew (the recordings themselves are still copyrighted by the La Crosse Chamber Chorale and the Utah Baroque Ensemble; I received permission from both groups to post them here). That means that most of these pieces were composed prior to 1923. Both groups also perform many more modern compositions--spirituals, modern classical-style music, traditional Christmas music, etc.

To play the music on many internet browsers, simply click on the title of the piece. If that doesn't work, right-click and select "Save Target As"; then double-click the saved file. The music is provided in mp3 format; each piece is typically a few megabytes in size.


To find out more about the composer, click on the composer's name. The pieces are sorted in reverse chronological order by when we performed them. For the LCC concerts, the title of the concert is also given; for the UBE concerts, the location is given.

All recordings posted with permission of the groups.


Utah Baroque Ensemble


Apr 2011: LDS church in Orem

Jubilate Deo - Hans Leo Hassler

Agnus Dei - Thomas Morley

Alleluia Christus Surrexit - Felice Anerio

Ave Verum Corpus - Camille Saint-Saëns

Selig sind die Toten - Heinrich Schütz

Geistliches Lied - Johannes Brahms

Der Herr Denket An Uns - BWV 196 - J. S. Bach

    I. Sinfonia

    II. Chorus - Der Herr Denket An Uns
    III. Sop Aria - Er Segnet, Die Den Herrn Fürchten (solo by Janelle Johnson)

    IV. TB Duet - Der Herr Segne Euch (duet by Harold Henderson and myself)

    V. Chorus - Ihr Seid Die Gesegneten Des Herrn


Nov 2010: LDS church in Provo

Praise My Soul the King of Heaven - John Goss

Psallite unigenito - Michael Praetorius

Alleluia - Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

Ich Glaube, Lieber Herr, Hilf Meinem Unglauben - BWV 109 - J. S. Bach

    I. Chorus - Ich Glaube, Lieber Herr, Hilf Meinem Unglauben

    VI. Chorale - Wer Hofft In Gott Und Dem Vertraut

There Shall a Star from Jacob Come Forth - Felix Mendelssohn

Shepherds' Farewell - Hector Berlioz


Apr 2010: LDS church in Provo

Wash Me Throughly - Samuel Sebastian Wesley (solo by Janelle Johnson)

Jubilate Deo - Adriano Banchieri

Nach Dir, Herr, Verlanget Mich - BWV 150 - J. S. Bach

    I. Sinfonia

    II. Chorus - Nach Dir, Herr, Verlanget Mich

    III. Sop Aria - Doch Bin Und Bleibe Ich Vergnügt (I unfortunately don't recall who sang this solo. May have been Raelene Card)

    IV. Chorus - Leite Mich In Deiner Wahrheit

    V. ATB Trio - Zedern Müssen Von Den Winden (I unfortunately don't recall who sang this trio. Possibly Chris Bradford, Dough Bradford, and someone else)

    VI. Chorus - Meine Augen Sehen Stets Zu Dem Herrn

    VII. Chorus - Meine Tage In Dem Leide

Jauchzet dem Herrn alle Welt - Felix Mendelssohn

Beati Quorum Via - Charles Stanford

How Firm a Foundation - Traditional shapenote

Saints Bound for Heaven - Traditional shapenote


Nov 2009: LDS Church in Provo
Verbum Caro Factum Est - Hassler
If Ye Love Me - Tallis
Also Hat Gott die Welt Geliebt - Schütz
God So Loved the World - Goss
Wer Dank Opfert, Der Preiset Mich - BWV 17 Chorus - Bach

Wie Sich Ein Vatr Erbarmet - BWV 17 Choral - Bach

Ruht wohl, ihr heiligen Gebeine - BWV 245 (St. John Passion) Chorus - Bach

Ach Herr, lass dein lieb' Engelein - BWV 245 (St. John Passion) Choral - Bach

That virgin's child - Tallis

Apr 2009: LDS Church in Provo

Ave Verum Corpus - Byrd

Ascendit Deus - Philips

Sicut Cervus - Palestrina

Christ Lag in Todesbanden - Sinfonia - Bach

Christ Lag in Todesbanden - v. 1 (SATB)

Christ Lag in Todesbanden - v. 2 (SA)

Christ Lag in Todesbanden - v. 3 (T)

Christ Lag in Todesbanden - v. 4 (SATB)

Christ Lag in Todesbanden - v. 5 (B)

Christ Lag in Todesbanden - v. 6 (ST)

Christ Lag in Todesbanden - v. 7 (Chorale)


Nov 2008: LDS Church in Provo

O Magnum Mysterium - de Victoria
Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot - 1 Chorus - Bach
Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot - 5 Soprano Aria - Bach
Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot - 7 Chorale - Bach
Christmas Day - Gibbons

Oct 2008: Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City

Agnus Dei - Palestrina
Chantez a Dieu - Psalm 96 - Sweelinck
Das Ist Je Gewisslich Wahr - Schütz
Laudate Jehovam Omnes Gentes - Psalm 117 - Telemann
Domine, Ad Adjuvandum Me Festina - Martini
That Virgin's Child - Tallis


Jun 2008: Mass & Concert in Lucerne

See note for St. Maria concert.

Come Let's Rejoice - Amner

Domine ad adjuvandum me festina - Martini


Jun 2008: St. Maria in Trastevere in Rome

I wasn't at this concert; I wasn't able to go on the summer European trip. But I sang these with the UBE in practice and/or at other concerts.

That Virgin's Child - Tallis

Psalm 96 Chantez a Dieu - Sweelinck


May 2008: LDS Church in Provo

Laudate Dominum - Monteverdi

Laudate Dominum - Charpentier

Komm, Jesu, Komm - Bach


May 2008: Orem Public Library

Agnus Dei - Palestrina

Come, Come, Ye Saints - Sargent (a modern arrangement by our director's husband)

Cantique de Jean Racine - Faure


Apr 2008: Assembly Hall (Salt Lake City)

O Clap Your Hands - Gibbons



La Crosse Chamber Chorale


Apr 2007: Songs to Remember

Lebenslust - Schubert (in German)

Zigeunerleben - Schumann (in German)

Tota Pulchra Est - Palestrina (in Latin)

Osculetur Me - Palestrina (in Latin)

Surge, Propera, Amica Mea - Palestrina (in Latin)

If Ye Love Me - Tallis (in English)

Wechsellied zum Tanz - Brahms (in German)

Neckereien - Brahms (in German)

Der Gang zum Liebchen - Brahms (in German)


Mar 2007

It looks like Beth Bonney, our General Manager, has posted a few songs from our Nov 2006 concert on the Chamber Chorale website:

These "Words to Music" pieces were compositions by local composers set to poems written by local 4th - 8th grade students, written specifically for the Chamber Chorale.


Later addition: I've decided to host those songs as well, in case Beth takes down the links on the Chamber Chorale website at some point.

I Remember When - Brian Luckner (poem by Jenna V)

Pathway of Life - Eric Heukeshoven (poem by Kim S)

Someone I Remember - Chris Frye (poem by Dylan S)

The Old Piano - Gary Kent Walth (poem by Caroline S)

When We Met - Patrick O'Shea (poem by Sarah H)

(The Old Piano and Someone I Remember were my own personal favorites.)


Feb 2007: Sacred Treasures

Ave Maria - Josquin dez Pres (in Latin) (again; perhaps even better than last time)

Es Ist das Heil Uns Kommen Her - Brahms (in German)


Dec 2006: Advent Hymn Sing

A Siolo Flasiquiyo - de Padilla (in Mexican dialect)

The Song of Simeon - Rachmaninoff (in Church Slavonic) (soloist: Ken Schelper)

Ave Maria - Josquin dez Pres (in Latin)


Nov 2006: Poets to Pirates

(no songs recorded from this concert)


Apr 2006: Seasons of Love

Spring Returns - Marenzio (in English)

April Is In My Mistress' Face - Morley (in English)

Justorum Animae - Stanford (in Latin)

Coelos Ascendit Hodie - Stanford (in Latin)

Beati Quorum Via - Stanford (in Latin)


Feb 2006: Sacred Seasons

I Was Glad - Purcell (in English)

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis - Stanford (in English) (soloists: Sanna Yoder and Hans Laping)

Blessed Art Thou, O Lord - Rachmaninoff (in Church Slavonic)


Dec 2005: Advent Hymn Sing

Hodie Christus Natus Est - Sweelinck (in Latin)


Nov 2005: A Time to Sing

Haec Dies - Byrd (in Latin)

Im Herbst - Brahms (in German)


Apr 2005: Voices of Renewal and Hope

Ecco Mormorar L'onde - Monteverdi (in Italian)

Psalm 22: "Mein Gott, mein Gott, warum hast du mich verlassen?" - Mendelssohn (in German) (soloists: Matt, can't remember his last name, and Mary Lansing)


Feb 2005: Celestial Mysteries

Locus Iste - Bruckner (in Latin)


Nov 2004: A Musical Menagerie

I wasn't actually in this concert due to a conference I had to attend. But I sang this with the Chamber Chorale at another (unrecorded) concert.

Sicut Cervus - Palestrina (in Latin)


Apr 2004: Thou Hast Turned My Laments Into Dancing

Tristis et Anima Mea - di Lasso (in Latin)

Ave Verum Corpus - Byrd (in Latin)

Maria Magdalene - Gabrieli (in Latin)


Feb 2004: A New Heaven: Visions of Eternity

Alma Redemptoris Mater - Anonymous (in Latin)


Dec 2003: Advent Hymn Sing

Hodie Christus Natus Est - can't remember the composer (in Latin)


Nov 2003: With Voices Lifted

Elegy (Sanft Wie Du Lebtest) - Beethoven (in German)

Wie Lieblich Sind Deine Wohnungen - Brahms (in German)

The Silver Swan - Gibbons (in English)


If you especially like any of the pieces, please let me know!

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