Sunday
18. June
at 20.30
Ljubljanska stolnica (Ljubljana Cathedral) - Ljubljana

ST. LUKE’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CHANCEL CHOIR (USA)

Conductor: James Ramsey


Programme:

Antonio Vivaldi (1678—1741)
Gloria in D-major, RV589
I. Gloria in excelsis Deo
Concerto for two trumpets in C-major, RV 537

Giulio Caccini (1551—1618), Holy, (arr. Thomas Fettke)

Gabriel Fauré (1845—1924), Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685—1750), Chorale Adagio in d minor (arr. Charles Krane)

Arr. Moses Hogan (1957—2003)
I’m Gonna Sing Till the Spirit
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho

Arr. Dan & Heidi Goeller (1973 & 1974), Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee

Dan & Heidi Goeller (1973 & 1974), Oye Mi Clamor, Señor (Hear My Cry)

Arr. David Mark Cherwien (1957), When the Poor Ones

Arr. Alice Parker(1925), Hark I Hear the Harps Eternal

Jean Berger (1909), The Eyes of All Wait Upon Thee

Heather Sorenson (1975), God of Heaven

Arr. Heather Sorenson (1975), Be Thou My Vision

Mark Hayes (1953), Lord Most Holy

Arr. Rollo Dilworth (1970), Take Me to the Water

Arr. Jack Halloran (1916—1997), Witness


After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education at Middle Tennessee State University, Conductor James Ramsey got his Master of Music degree in Conducting at the Eastman School of Music before earning his doctorate in Choral Literature and Performance at the University of Colorado Boulder. In the course of his career, he held positions at the University of Colorado, University of Denver, and Whitman College in Washington. Ramsey was also Artistic Director at the Wesley Choral Festival and Assistant Conductor of the Grammy award-winning San Francisco Symphony Chorus. He served as the repertoire and standards chair of the American Choral Directors Association for community choirs for Colorado and the Southwest Region. He is currently the executive director at the Performing Arts Academy at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and the director of its Music and Arts department. 

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church Chancel Choir is part of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Colorado, which has always recognised the power of music to improve the world around us. The church places a great deal of emphasis in enacting positive change through artistic creativity. Its Music and Art Ministries include a wide range of vocal and instrumental ensembles for adults, youth, and children, such as Grace Notes, Men’s Chorus, Sisters of Soul, Tintinnabulators Handbell Choir, Ministers of Swing Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, as well as Brass, Flute and Wind Ensembles, and last but not least the Chancel Choir. The choir’s European tour includes 38 choir singers accompanied by a 14-member chamber ensemble. They will be performing a repertoire ranging from Baroque pieces to contemporary arrangements of Christian hymns. 


Admission free.

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