Repertoire

Solaris concerts include a wide variety of exciting and dynamic choral selections for mixed voices, that span five centuries of choral music.
Our concert repertoire includes:

Spring Awakening, April 2017
Beatus vir qui timet dominum (Claudio Monteverdi)
Crossing the Bar (Richard Stoehr)
Frostiana  (Randall Thompson):
The Road Not Taken
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Come In
Choose Something Like a Star
The Last Words of David (Randall Thompson)
Study War No More (arr. Robert DeCormier)
This Land is Your Land (arr. Robert DeCormier)
The Old Church (Stephen Paulus)
Elegy (Daniel Elder)
Ballade to the Moon (Daniel Elder)
A Jubilant Song (Norman Dello Joio)
The Road Home (Stephen Paulus)

Here We Come A-Wassailing, December 2016
Here We Come A-Wassailing (arr. Dawn Willis)
Masters in this Hall (arr. Alice Parker/Robert Shaw)
Hacia Belén va un Borrico (arr. Parker/Shaw)
I Saw Three Ships (arr. Parker/Shaw)
Wassail Song (arr. Parker/Shaw)
Fum, Fum, Fum (arr. Parker/Shaw)
Sussex Carol (arr. Mack Wilberg)
Ave Maria (Franz Biebl)
The White Owl (Douglas Brandt)
Christmas Spiritual (Charles Higgins)
Alleluia (Randall Thompson)
Chanuke, oi Chanuke (arr. Robert DeCormier)
Wassail Song (arr. Ralph Vaughn Williams)
Angels We Have Heard On High (arr. Julian Wachner)
Jingle Bells (arr. Andrew Cottee)

In Full Bloom, April 2016
Let All the World in Every Corner Sing (Ralph Vaughn Williams)
The Blue Bird (Charles Villiers Stanford)
I Praise the Tender Flower (Gerald Finzi)
Amazing Grace (arr. Alice Parker/Robert Shaw)
Beati Quorum Via (Charles Villiers Stanford)
Brothers, Sing On! (Edvard Grieg)
Dúlamán (Michael McGlynn)
Echoes (Sir Arthur Sullivan)
His Voice as the Sound (arr. Parker/Shaw)
I Was Glad When They Said Unto Me (C. Hubert H. Parry)
Johnny Has Gone For a Soldier (arr. Parker/Shaw)
Joy Be With You All (arr. Douglas E. Wagner)
Jubilate Deo (Benjamin Britten)
Saints Bound for Heaven (arr. Parker/Shaw)
She Moved Through the Fair (arr. Dawn Willis)
The Long Day Closes (Sir Arthur Sullivan)
Wondrous Love (arr. Parker/Shaw)

Sing Noel, December 2015
Narration and Choral (Ralph Vaughn Williams)
Seven Joys of Christmas (Kirke Mechem):
The Joy of Children: Patapan
The Joy of Mary: Joseph dearest…
The Joy of the Dance: Fum, fum, fum!
Shout for Joy! (arr. Robert DeCormier):
Go Tell It on the Mountain
Rise Up, Shepherd
Shout for Joy
Shout for Joy
The Virgin Mary Had-A One Son
Deck the Halls (arr. Parker/Shaw)
Dormi, Jesu! (Mark Sirett)
Glory Be to God (Jean Berger)
Good Christian Friends, Rejoice (arr. Neil Harmon)
In The Bleak Midwinter (Harold Darke)
O Magnum Mysterium (Morten Lauridsen)
Sing We Now of Christmas (arr. Fred Prentice)
Still, Still, Still (arr. Yolanda Kondonassis)
The Holly and the Ivy (John Rutter)
Verbum Caro Factum Est (Hans Leo Hassler)
What Child is This (arr. Dale Warland)
What Sweeter Music (John Rutter)

Springtime Rhapsody, April 2015
Frühlingsahnung (Felix Mendelssohn)
Im Herbst (Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel)
Brauner Bursche Führt zum Tanze (Johannes Brahms)
El Vito (arr. Mack Wilberg)
I am Not Yours (David N. Childs)
I Love My Love (Gustav T. Holst)
Now Welcome Summer (Robert Washburn)
O My Luve’s Like a Red, Red Rose (Rene Clausen)
Slender Young Birch (Antonin Dvorak)
Sure on This Shining Night (Morten Lauridsen)
The Water is Wide (Craig Hella Johnson)
These Green Mountains (arr. Nathaniel Lew)
Vivat Musica (Jiri Laburda)
Vive L’amour (Alice Parker/Robert Shaw)
Zigeunerleben (Robert Schumann)

Holiday Lights, December 2014
Five Spanish Carols (arr. Gregory Rose):
Caminando el Buen Jesús
De Las Montanas Venimos
Los Pastores A Belén
Oh Mi Belén!
Venid Pastorcitos
In Dulci Jubilo (Michael Praetorius)
Seven Carols for Christmas (Alice Parker):
Away in a Manager
Fum, Fum, Fum
O Come, Emmanuel
Angels We Have Heard On High (arr. Stephen Paulus)
Behold the Star (William L. Dawson)
In The Bleak Midwinter (arr. Tom Council)
Joy to the World (arr. Julian Wachner)
Northern Lights (Ola Gjeilo)
O Magnum Mysterium (Tomas Luis de Victoria)
The Carol of the Birds (arr. Parker/Shaw)
Thou Must Leave Thy Lowly Dwelling (Hector Berlioz)
What is This Lovely Fragrance? (arr. Healey Willan)

A Spiritual Journey, April 2014
Singin’ in the Spirit (arr. Parker/Shaw):
Deep River
I Got Shoes
I’m Goin’ to Sing
John Saw duh Numbuh
Songs of Nature (Antonin Dvorak):
Golden Sunlight
Melodies Steal into my Heart
Slender Young Birch
This Day
Vesper Bells Ring
Ain’-a That Good News (arr. William L. Dawson)
Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord (arr. Undine S. Moore)
Great Day (arr. Hall Johnson)
In His Care-O (arr. Dawson)
O Schöne Nacht (Johannes Brahms)
Obey the Spirit of the Lord (arr. Robert DeCormier)
Stars I Shall Find (David C. Dickau)
Steal Away (arr. Howard Helvey)
Think On Me (arr. James Q. Mulholland)

A Festival of Carols, December 2013
A Hymn to the Virgin (Benjamin Britten)
A Virgin Unspotted (William Billings)
Angelus ad Pastores Ait (J.P. Sweelinck)
Carol from an Irish Cabin (Dale Wood)
Gaudete (arr. J. David Moore)
Gloria (Dominick Argento)
Magnificat in G (Johan Pachelbel)
Mary Had a Baby (arr. William L. Dawson)
Northern Lights (Ola Gjeilo)
Of the Father’s Love Begotten (arr. Dale Warland)
Sing We Now of Christmas (arr. Randol Alan Bass)
The Angels and the Shepherds (arr. Stephen Paulus)
The Lamb (Ken Neufeld)
The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy (arr. Mack Wilberg)
Tomorrow Shall be My Dancing Day (John Gardner)
What Child is This (arr. Dale Warland)