40th-Anniversary Concert

Saturday, May 21, 2005, Christ Church, Riverdale, NY

"Chanarcito" [Little Cactus] from Indianas
"Nigun Atik" [An Ancient Melody] from Mosaic of Jewish Folksongs

Carlos Guastavino (1914-2000)
Sid Robinovitch, arr. (b.1942)

Mimi S. Daitz, conductor
John Lettieri, piano
Zigeunerlieder [Gypsy Songs], Opus 103, nos 1,2,4,6,7,8,10,11 Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  1. "He, Zigeuner, greife in die Saiten ein" [Hey, Gypsy, pluck the strings]
  2. "Hochgetürmte Rimaflut, wie bist du so trüb" {Pounding waters of the Rima, how murky you are]
  3. "Lieber Gott, du weißt, wie oft bereut ich hab" [Dear God, you know how oft I have repented]
  4. "Röslein dreie in der Reihe blühn so rot" [Three little roses in a row bloom so red]
  5. "Kommt dir manchmal in den Sinn, mein süsses Lieb" [Do you ever recall, my dearest]
  6. "Horch, der Wind klagt in den Zweigen traurig sacht" [Hark, the wind sighs in the branches, sad and slow]
  7. "Mond verhüllt sein Angesicht" [The moon veils her face]
  8. "Rote Abendwolken zeihn am Firmament" [Red evening clouds fly across the heavens]
David Crone, conductor
John Lettieri, piano

Magnificat, 1st movement

"The Last Words of David," II Samuel 23:3,4

Francesco Durante (1684-1755)
attributed to Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)

Randall Thompson (1899-1984)

James Cullen, conductor
Victoria Roth, piano

"Busslied" [Song of Repentance"], Psalm 51:3-6

Rudolf Tobias (1873-1918)
Mimi S. Daitz, conductor
Laudate nomen Domini--Four Latin Psalms [Praise the name of the Lord] James Bassi (b.1961)

Commissioned by the Riverdale Choral Society in Celebration of its 40th Anniversary

  1. "Laudate nomen Domini" [Praise the name of the Lord], from Psalm 135
  2. "Ad te levavi oculos meos" [Unto thee do I lift up mine eyes], from Psalm 123
  3. "Dominus reget me" [The Lord is my shepherd], Psalm 23
  4. "Iubilate domino" [Make a joyful noise unto the Lord], Psalm 100
James Bassi, conductor
John Lettieri, piano