Past Concerts

Program listings from previous Sunnyvale Singers Concerts. [Older concerts]

Winter 2016: Rise Up in Festive Song
  • Alfred Burt Carols [Wihla Hutson/ Alfred Burt]
  • Caroling, Caroling, We’ll Dress the House
  • Alleluia [Randall Thompson]
  • Be Like the Bird [Victor Hugo/ Abbie Betinis]
  • Carol of the Field Mice [Kenneth Grahame/ Brian Holmes]
  • Carol of the Bells (Ukranian Christmas Carol) [Peter J. Wilhousky]
  • Christmas Time is Here [Lee Mendelson/ Vince Guaraldi Arr. Steve Zegree]
  • Christmas Wish [Dan Ponce]
  • Dirait-On [Rainer Maria Rilke/ Morten Lauridsen]
  • The “Finlandia” Hymn [Wäinö Sola/ Jean Sibelius]
  • Good King Kong Looked Out [P.D.Q. Bach; ed. Peter Schickele]
  • Hospodi Pomilui (Lord Have Mercy) [Alexis von Lvov; ed. Peter J. Wilhousky]
  • Lift Thine Eyes (from “Elijah”) [Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy]
  • The Little Drummer Boy/ Peace on Earth [Harry Simeone, Henry Onorati & Katherine Davis Alan Kohan, Larry Grossman & Ian Fraser; Arr. Jay Althouse]
  • The Music Of The Night [Charles Hart/ Andrew Lloyd Webber]
  • Rise Up in Festive Song [Patrick M. Liebergen/ Ed. Pierre Clereau]
  • Rockin’ Jerusalem [André J. Thomas]
  • Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening [Robert Frost/ Randall Thompson]
  • Traditions of Hanukkah [Lois Brownsey and Marti Lunn Lantz]
  • The Twelve Days After Christmas [Frederick Silver]
  • What Sweeter Music [Robert Herrick/ John Rutter]
  • White Winter Hymnal [Robin Pecknold; Arr. Alan Billingsley]
Spring 2016: Wild Thing!
  • Animal Crackers [Ogden Nash Eric Whitacre]
  • Soft Rain [Janet & Douglas Cox Arr. Douglas Cox & Jay Welch]
  • Wild Things! (Medley) [Arr. Roger Emerson]
  • Banjo Pickin’ Girl [Appalachian Folk Song Arr. Tim Sharp & Andrea Ramsey]
  • Radioactive [Daniel Reynolds, Benjamin McKee, Daniel Sermon, Alexander Grant & Josh Mosser Arr. Mark Brymer]
  • For the Beauty of the Earth [F. S. Pierpoint Arr. John Rutter]
  • Chili Con Carne [Anders Edenroth]
  • Pirate Song [Tim Y. Jones]
  • The William Tell Overture [Gioachino Rossini; Arr. Philip Lawson]
  • Duet for Two Cats [Gioacchino Rossini; Ed. Alfred Davis]
  • Java Jive [Milton Drake & Ben Oakland; Arr. Ed Lojeski]
  • The Peace of Wild Things [Wendell Berry; Arr. Joan Szymko]
  • Africa [David Paich & Jeff Porcaro; Arr. Roger Emerson]
  • The Phantom of the Opera (Medley) [Andrew Lloyd Webber; Arr. Ed Lojeski]
  • Wild Mountain Thyme [William McPeake/ Robert Burns; Arr. Marti Lunn Lantz & Lois Brownsey]
  • Jabberwocky [Lewis Carroll, Sam Pottle]
Winter 2015: Laughing All the Way
  • Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal [Traditional, Arr. Parker]
  • Hey Ho! Nobody Home [Traditional, Arr. Patriquin]
  • The Chanukah Song (We Are Lights) [Young, Schwartz, Arr. Huff]
  • Christmas is a Feeling [Sleeth]
  • Ilentsay Ightnay [Ohrmay /Holmes]
  • Christmas on Broadway [Arr. John Higgins] Jumble Bells [Pierpont, Arr. Barnes]
  • How Can I Keep From Singing? [Arr. Ellingboe & Lowrey]
  • Sure On This Shining Night [Agee /Lauridsen]
  • Hallelujah Chorus (from Messiah) [Handel] So “Baroque” at Christmas [Arr. Rentz]
  • Hallelujah [Cohen, Arr. Sharon]
  • Snow [Berlin, Arr. Brymer]
  • Star Wars — John Williams is the Man [Lucas /Williams, Arr. MisterTim]
  • Silent Night [Mohr /Gruber Arr. Polay]
  • Baba Yetu [Kiagiri /Tin]
 
Spring 2015: War No More
  • Ashokan Farewell [words: Grian McGregor; music: Jay Ungar; Arr. Carole Stephens]
  • A Civil War Medley [Brian Holmes]
  • Soldier Boy [John Rutter]
  • Nelly Bly [Stephen Foster, Arr. Jack Halloran]
  • Dear Sarah [words: Major Sullivan Ballou; music: James Syler]
  • Shenandoah [American Folksong, Arr. James Erb]
  • Walk a Mile [Pepper Choplin, Arr. Mark Hayes]
  • Nearer, My God, to Thee [Lowell Mason, Arr. Dan Forrest]
  • Down by the Riverside [Arr. Brant Adams]
  • Will There Really Be a ‘Morning’? [words: Emily Dickinson; music: Craig Hella Johnson]
  • Emerald Stream [Seth Houston]
  • Freedom”s Plow [words: Langston Hughes, music: Rollo Dilworth]
  • Earth Song [Frank Ticheli]
  • Ain”-a That Good News! [William L. Dawson]
  • Let There Be Peace on Earth [Sy Miller & Jill Jackson Miller; Arr. Craig Courtney]
Winter 2014: Let There Be Light!
  • Aeyaya Balano Sakkad [Indian Folk Song Chandra Bhat/ M.B. Srinivasan Arr. and Trans. John Higgins]
  • Ring Out, Solstice Bells [Ian Anderson]
  • Sure on This Shining Night [James Agee/ Samuel Barber Arr. Dick Averre]
  • Fiat Lux [John Beeman]
  • Betelehemu [Nigerian Carol /Via Olatunji and Wendell Whalum Arr. Barrington Brooks]
  • Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind [John Rutter Words: Wm Shakespeare]
  • Ocho Kandelikas [Ladino Hanukkah Song: Flory Jagoda; Arr. Joshua Jacobson]
  • Keep Your Lamps! [African-American Spiritual Arr. Andre Thomas]
  • Frozen (Choral Suite) [Adapted by Roger Emerson]
  • Alle, Alle, Alle [Jamaican Folk Song Arr. Will Schmid]
  • You That Wont to My Pipe’s Sound (Lirum Lirum) [Thomas Morley]
  • All I Want for Christmas is You [Mariah Carey & Walter Afanasieff Arr. Mac Huff]
  • Ding Dong! Merrily on High [16th century French tune Arr. W. Wayne Johnson; Words: G.R. Woodward]
  • Russian Candle Carol [Traditional Russian tune Arr. Nancy Grundahl]
  • Jingle Bells Through the Ages [Allen Pote]
  • Winter Wonderland [Words: Dick Smith; Music:Felix Bernard; Arr. Roger Emerson]
  • This Little Light of Mine [African American Spiritual Arr. Moses Hogan]
Spring 2014: Walk Together in Beauty
  • Give Me The Splendid Silent Sun [Walt Whitman/Eugene Butler]
  • Afton Water [Robert Burns; Arr. Paul Sjolund]
  • Hotaru Koi (Ho Firefly) [Japanese Children’s Song Arr. Ro Ogura]
  • When I Hear the Robin Call [Alicia S. Carpenter/Jean Berger]
  • Mosquitoes [Maurine Hathaway/Paul Bliss]
  • Alma Llanera [Pedro Gutiérrez; Arr. Angel Sauce]
  • Blue Skies [Irving Berlin; Arr. Steve Zegree]
  • Ol’ Man River [Oscar Hammerstein II/ Jerome Kern; Arr. Roy Ringwald]
  • Stormy Weather [Ted Koehler / Harold Arlen; Arr. Kirby Shaw]
  • Movin’ On [Raymond R. Hannisian]
  • What a Wonderful World [George David Weiss / Bob Thiele; Arr. Mark Brymer]
  • One World, One Voice, One Song [Kirby Shaw]
  • Down in the Valley [Kentucky Folk Tune; Arr. George Mead]
  • Rainsong [Houston Bright]
  • Dance On My Heart [Allen Koepke]
  • Climb Ev’ry Mountain [Richard Rodgers& Oscar Hammerstein II]
  • How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place [Johannes Brahms]
  • Now is the Month of Maying [Thomas Morley]
  • April Is In My Mistress’ Face [Thomas Morley]
  • Walking on Sunshine [Kimberley Rew; Arr. Matthew Hodge]
  • Over the Rainbow [E.Y.Harburg & Harold Arlen; Arr. William Simon]
  • You Are the New Day [John David; Arr. Peter Knight]
Winter 2013: Gifts from the Heart
  • Glad We Be This Day [Phyllis A. Wolfe]
  • Reading of “The Gift Of The Magi” by O. Henry
  • The Gift To Be Simple [Traditional Shaker Tune, Arr. Bob Chilcott]
  • Grown-Up Christmas List [David Foster and Linda Thompson Jenner (Arr. G. Gilpin)]
  • Silver Bells [Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, Arr. Ed Lojeski}
  • Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day [John Gardner]
  • Season of Dreams [Joseph M. Martin and David Angerman]
  • Still, Still, Still [Austrian Carol Arr. Norman Luboff]
  • Peace, Peace [Rick and Sylvia Powell, Arr. Fred Bock]
  • Christmas With You [Douglas E. Wagner]
  • We Three Kings [J.H. Hopkins, Arr. Darmon Meader]
  • Gaudete! [16th c. Carol, Arr. M E Dean]
  • Ding-a-Ding-a-Ding [Greg Gilpin]
  • The Bells [Edgar Allan Poe and John Leavitt]
  • Grinch! A Christmas Choral Medley
    [Dr. Seuss, Albert Hague, Paul O’Neill, Robert Kinkel, Jon Oliva, Arr. Andy Beck]
  • Santa Baby [Joan Javits, Phil Springer and Tony Springer, Arr. Mac Huff]
  • S’vivon [Traditional Hebrew, Arr. Betty Bertaux]
  • He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother [Bob Russell and Bobby Scott]
  • Baby, It’s Cold Outside [Frank Loesser, Arr. Kirby Shaw]
  • In The Bleak Mid-Winter [Christina Rossetti and Laura E. Green]
  • Ubi Caritas [Maurice Duruflé]
  • Make a Joyful Noise [Rollo Dilworth]
Spring 2013: The Joy and Beauty of Music
  • Joy in the Morning [Natalie Sleeth]
  • Il Est Bel Et Bon [Passereau]
  • Heart We Will Forget Him [James Mulholland Lyrics: Emily Dickinson]
  • Three Russian Folk Songs [Trad., Arr. Emily Crocker]
  • Three Spanish Ballades [Eugene Butler, tr. Eugene Butler]
  • City Called Heaven [Arr. Josephine Poelinitz]
  • Five Love Songs [Johannes Brahms, tr. Natalia Macfarren]
  • Old MacDonald Farms With Brahms [Arr. Richard Simon]
  • Comedy Tonight [Stephen Sondheim, arr. Jacques Rizzo]
  • Getting It Together (A Gay Nineties Ragtime Medley) [Arr. Buryl Red]
  • The Golden Age Of Rock And Roll [Arr. Roger Emerson]
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber In Concert [Arr. Ed Lojeski]
  • Mamma Mia! [ABBA, Arr. Mac Huff]
Winter 2012: A World of Holiday Music
  • USA: Light One Candle [P. Yarrow, arr. R. DeCormier]
  • Ireland: Carol From An Irish Cabin [arr. D. Wood]
  • England: Here We Come A-Wassailing [trad., arr. R. O’Connell]
  • Germany: Kling, Glöckchen, Kling! [trad., arr. R. Sieving]
  • Russia: Dance Of The Sugar-Plum Fairy [P. Tchaikovsky; arr. J. Funk]
  • Italy: Gesu Bambino Pietro [Yon, arr. B. Harlan]
  • Israel: Hanerot Halalu [B. J. Cohon, arr. B. Chass]
  • Japan: Japanese Snow Song (Yuki) [trad., arr. L. Brownsey / M.L. Lantz]
  • USA- Hawaii: Mele Kalikimaka [R. A. Anderson, arr. J. Althouse]
  • USA: Christmas Time Is Here [L. Mendelson/ V. Guaraldi]
  • Africa: African Star Carol [M. Barrett]
  • Brazil: Jesu the Baby [trad., arr. W. Schmid]
  • Spain: A La Nanita Nana [trad., arr. L. Harris]
  • Jamaica: Jamaican Noel (He’s A Tiny Little Baby) [K. Shaw]
  • Canada: ‘Twas In The Moon Of Wintertime [trad., arr. J. Hakes]
  • Southern USA: Harper’s Creek [trad., arr. T. Fettke; arr. S. Zegree]
  • England: God Bless the Master of This House [trad., arr. K. Mechem]
  • England: Baroque Christmas [arr. K. Shaw}
Spring 2012: I Hear America Singing
  • I hear America Singing [Thomas]
  • A Stephen Foster Tribute [arr. Martin]
  • Precious Lord, Take My Hand [Merman/Allen; arr Ringwald]
  • Ride On, King Jesus [Spiritual]
  • A Tribute to Louis Armstrong [arr.Kerr]
  • Nelly Bly [Foster/ arr. Halloran]
  • Down in the Valley [arr. Specacek-Avery]
  • Carousel [Rodgers/ Hammerstein/ arr. Warnick]
  • Route 66 (small group) [Troop, arr. Barduhn]
  • Workin’ (Men) [arr. Snyder]
  • Chicago Choral Highlights Medley [Kander/ Ebb, arr. Lojeski]
  • Surf’s Up! [arr Emerson]
  • I Left My Heart in San Francisco [Cory/ Cross, arr. Lojeski]
  • Gospel America- A Patriotic Medley [arr Farthing]
  • ENCORE: I’ll Be Seeing You [Fain/ Kahal, arr. Mattson]

The concert featured excerpts from poems read before each piece:

  • “I Hear America Singing” by Walt Whitman (I Hear America Singing)
  • “Knoxville, Tennessee” by Nikki Giovanni (A Stephen Foster Tribute)
  • From “I Have a Dream” by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Precious Lord, Take My Hand)
  • “I Dream A World” by Langston Hughes (Ride On, King Jesus)
  • “Little Man Around The House” by Yusef Komanyakaa (Tribute to Louis Armstrong)
  • “The Rose Family” by Robert Frost (Nelly Bly)
  • “Heart We Will Forget Him” by Emily Dickinson (Down in the Valley)
  • “Sea Joy” by Jacqueline Bouvier (Carousel)
  • “Song Of the Open Road” by Ogden Nash (Route 66)
  • Quote from Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.—on working (Workin’)
  • “Chicago” by Carl Sandburg (Chicago)
  • “Rock ‘N’ Roll Band” by Shel Silverstein (Surf’s Up)
  • “The Changing Light” by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and “Fog” by Carl Sandburg (I Left My Heart in San Francisco)
  • “Concord Hymn” by Ralph Waldo Emerson (Gospel America)
  • “The Swing” by Robert Louis Stevenson (I’ll Be Seeing You)