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Friday, December 20, 2013

Mr. Cohen’s Choir Music For Christmas

Ron Cohen, Robin's former choir director at the J.F.K. High School Choir in Plainview Long Island. (Robin Lubbock/Here & Now)

Ron Cohen, Robin’s former choir director at the J.F.K. High School Choir in Plainview Long Island. (Robin Lubbock/Here & Now)

Here & Now’s Robin Young is joined by her former high school choir director Ron Cohen, who brings his picks for choral music for the Christmas season.

Maestro Cohen’s Picks

  • J.S. Bach, “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” performed by the Elmer Iseler Singers
  • Randall Thompson, “Ye Shall Have a Song” from “Peaceable Kingdom” performed by the John F. Kennedy High School choir in Plainview, New York.
  • J.S. Bach “Cum Sancto Spiritu” and “Dona Nobis Pacem” from “Mass in B Minor, BWV 232″ performed by the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and the Choir of King’s College
  • Antonio Vivaldi, “Cum Sancto Spiritu” from “Gloria, R. 589″ performed by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Shaw
  • Benjamin Britten, “Deo Gracias ” from “A Ceremony of Carols” performed by the Etherea Vocal Ensemble
  • “Entre le boeuf et l’âne gris,” performed by Die Symphonic

 

Guest

  • Ron Cohen, Here & Now co-host Robin Young’s former choir director at the John F.Kennedy High School in Plainview, Long Island.

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