SONGS OF SMALLER CREATURES & OTHER AMERICAN CHORAL WORKS - BELL; GRANT PARK CHORUS
Songs of Small Creatures
and other American Choral Works
Grant Park Chorus, Christopher Bell
Betinis: Toward Sunshine, Toward Freedom: Songs of Smaller Creatures
Crabtree, P: Five Romantic Miniatures
Garrop: Sonnets of Desire, Longing, and Whimsy
Rorem: Seven Motets for the Church's Year
Tredici: Acrostic Song
Whitacre: When David Heard
Conducted by Christopher Bell, Chicago’s Grant Park Chorus, “as fine a symphony chorus as any to be found anywhere in the nation” (Chicago Tribune), makes its a cappella CD debut with an all-American program of eight imaginative, moving, and sometimes whimsical works written between 1975 and 2005, including four world-premiere recordings.
Bell has fans on both sides of the Atlantic. The Ulster-born chorus master also commands the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, Royal Scottish National Orchestra Junior Chorus, and Belfast Philharmonic Choir.