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A Cappella Choir:  Allen Hightower, conductor
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A Cappella Choir
A Cappella Choir
2020 October 20
1. When We Love Elaine Hagenberg
2. Entreat me not to leave you Dan Forrest
3. Cool of the Day Traditional American Folk Song
4. Hold On! Traditional Spiritual
A Cappella
A Cappella
2019 November 24
1. Caelos ascendit hodie Owain Park
2. from Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal Paul Mealor
3. Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230 Johann Sebastian Bach
4. Moonlight Sound Design Raimonds Tiguls
5. In the Middle Dale Trumbore
6. An die Heimat Johannes Brahms
7. O! What a Beautiful City Shawn Kirchner
A Cappella
A Cappella
2019 October 22
1. I Cannot Count the Stars Eugene Butler
2. Verdurõn Traditional
3. Cry Out and Shout Knut Nystedt
4. Please Stay Jake Runestad
5. Mon-ke-ya Zack Taylor
6. Tambur Folk Tune "Ungaresca" from J. Paix Organ Book
7. from Les chansons des roses Morten Lauridsen
8. Caelos ascendit hodie Owain Park
9. In the Middle Dale Trumbore
10. O! What a Beautiful City Shawn Kirchner
11. Unclouded Day Josiah K. Alwood
Choralfest!
Choralfest!
2019 October 1
1. from Vier Quartette, Opus 92 Johannes Brahms
2. from Elements Katerina Gimon
3. Psallite Michael Praetorius
4. Star of Light Laura Farnell
5. from Les chansons des roses Morten Lauridsen
6. In Meeting We Are Blessed Troy Robertson
7. Song of Miriam Elaine Hagenberg
8. They May Tell You Andrea Ramsey
9. Caelos ascendit hodie Owain Park
10. O! What a Beautiful City Shawn Kirchner
A Cappella Choir
A Cappella Choir
2019 April 14
1. Messe pour double choeur a cappella Frank Martin
2. from Всенощное бдение Serge Rachmaninoff
3. The Lord is the Everlasting God Kenneth Jennings
4. Christ the Appletree Stanford E. Scriven
5. I Need Thee Every Hour Robert Lowry
Sounds of the Holidays - Good Tidings of Comfort and Joy
Sounds of the Holidays - Good Tidings of Comfort and…
2018 December 7
1. Wachet auf Philipp Nicolai
2. Noel (2002) Todd Smith
3. Let all Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (1994) French Folk Song/Greek Chant
4. The First Nowell (1981) Traditional English Carol
5. We Three Kings (1988) John H. Hopkins, Jr.
6. Personent Hodie (1582/1360) German Tune/Latin Text
7. Mary's Lullaby (1994) John Rutter
8. O Little Town of Bethlehem (1988) Lewis H. Redner/Phillips Brooks
9. Jul, Jul, Stralande Jul! (1921) Gustaf Nordqvist/Edvard Evers
10. Hodie (2000) Vespers Antiphon
11. Akehko ofana no Jesu (2018) Traditional Zulu Hymn
12. Joy to the World! (2018) Lowell Mason/Isaac Watts
13. O Come all ye Faithful (1991) John Francis Wade
14. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (1962) Traditional English Carol
15. Sing We Now of Christmas (1982) Traditional French Carol
16. For Unto Us a Child is Born Messiah, HWV 56 (1741) George Frideric Handel
17. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (1981) Felix Mendelssohn/Charles Wesley
18. Sussex Carol (2017) Traditional English Carol
19. Postlude on 'Mendelssohn' (1998) David Wilcocks
A Cappella Choir
A Cappella Choir
2018 November 18
1. Kyrie, Missa Rigensis (2003) Uģis Prauliņš
2. Credo, Mass in C minor, K 427 (1783) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
3. Nun dunket alle Gott (1705) Johann Pachelbel
4. Verleih’ uns Frieden (1831) Felix Mendelssohn
5. Rest (1902) Ralph Vaughan Williams
6. O Clap Your Hands Together (1622) Orlando Gibbons
7. Go, Lovely Rose (1992) Eric Whitacre
8. Salutation (2017) Ēriks Ešenvalds
9. Only in Sleep (2010) Ēriks Ešenvalds
10. Gloria (1990) Randol Bass
11. Soon I Will Be Done Traditional Spiritual
12. I’m Gonna Sing (1976) Robert Hunter
2018 High School Choral Invitational
2018 High School Choral Invitational
2018 October 16
1. Kyrie, Missa Rigensis Uģis Prauliņš
2. Credo, Mass in C minor, K. 427 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
3. Rest Ralph Vaughan Williams
4. Go, Lovely Rose Eric Whitacre
5. Soon I Will Be Done Traditional Spiritual
Choralfest
Choralfest
2018 October 2
1. Exsultate Deo (1584) Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
2. Libera me (1936) Lajos Bárdos
3. Sto mi e milo Traditional Macedonian Folk Song
4. When I was one-and-twenty, Songs of a Young Man (1985) Richard Nance
5. The Ground, Sunrise Mass (2010) Ola Gjeilo
6. How Can I Cry (1996) Moira Smiley
7. from Three Shakespeare Choruses, Opus 39 (1897) Amy Beach
8. Spes-Doaivu (2014) Mia Makaroff
9. from Three Flower Songs (2001) - Go Lovely Rose Eric Whitacre
10. Soon I Will Be Done Traditional Spiritual
A Cappella Choir
A Cappella Choir
2018 April 12
1. I was glad when they said unto me Sir Hubert Parry
2. Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks Herbert Howells
3. Petite Pièce Jehan Alain
4. Requiem Maurice Duruflé
5. from Deus in Adjutorium Johann Pachelbel
6. Super flumina Babylonis Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
7. O vos omnes Pablo Casals
8. Zion’s Walls Aaron Copland
9. An die Heimat, Opus 64, No. 1 Johannes Brahms
10. Sure on this Shining Night Morton Lauridsen
11. Deep River Traditional African-American Spiritual
12. Shenandoah Traditional American Folk Song
13. Yellow Rose of Texas
UNT Sounds of the Holidays
UNT Sounds of the Holidays
2017 December 8
1. O Magnum Mysterium O Magnum Mysterium
2. Children, Go Where I Send Thee Traditional African-American Spiritual
3. O Come, All Ye Faithful John Reading/Frederick Oakeley
4. Shen khar venakhi Medieval Georgian Hymn
5. The Goslings J. Frederick Bridge/Frederick Edward Weatherley
6. God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman Traditional English Carol
7. I Wonder as I Wander John Jacob Niles
8. Gaudete Steven Sametz
9. Once in Royal David City Henry John Gauntlett/Cecil Frances Alexander
10. Sing We Now Noel! Traditional French Carol
11. Uyinkhosi yamakhosi & Shumayela Traditional isiZulu Prayer and Hymn
12. Carol of the Bells Mykola Leontovich/Peter J. Wilhousky
13. from Slavonic Ecclesiastical Songs, Opus 23 Alexandre Gretchaninoff
14. Silent Night Franz Xaver Gruber/Joseph Mohr
15. The First Nowell Traditional English Carol
16. Hark The Herald Angels Felix Mendelssohn/Charles Wesley
A Cappella Choir
A Cappella Choir
2017 November 28
1. from Requiem, Opus 9 Maurice Duruflé
2. from Mid-Winter Songs Morten Lauridsen
3. from Drei Quartette, Opus 64 Johannes Brahms
4. Tonight Eternity Alone René Clausen
5. Set Me As a Seal Upon Your Heart René Clausen
6. His Light in Us Kim André Arnesen
7. from Slavonic Ecclesiastical Songs, Opus 23 Alexandre Gretchaninoff
8. Let My Love Be Heard Jake Runestad
9. My Song in the Night Traditional American Folk Hymn
10. In Dat Great Gittin’ Up Mornin’ Traditional Spiritual
Choralfest!: UNT Choral Ensembles
Choralfest!: UNT Choral Ensembles
2017 October 3
1. from Dances to Life Mack Wilberg
2. Nunc dimittis Gustav Holst
3. Hebe deine Augen auf, Elijah, Opus 70 Felix Mendelssohn
4. Fire Dance of Luna Darius Lim
5. Alles hat seine Zeit, Hob. XXVc:3 Joseph Haydn
6. from Liturgie No. 1 Otto Nicolai
7. from Five Hymns in Popular Style, Opus 54 John Gardner
8. Joshua Fit de Battle of Jericho Traditional Spiritual
9. from Mid-Winter Songs Morten Lauridsen
10. His Light in Us Kim André Arnesen
A Cappella Choir
A Cappella Choir
2017 April 4
1. Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy Songs), Opus 103 Johannes Brahms
2. Music, Spread Thy Voice Around, Solomon, HWV 67 George Frideric Handel
3. Flower of Beauty John Clements
4. Danny Boy Traditional Irish Melody
5. Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair Appalachian Folk Song
6. Beautiful Dreamer Stephen Foster
7. There Will Be Rest Frank Ticheli
8. Pilgrim’s Hymn Stephen Paulus
9. A Jubilant Song Norman Dello Joio
A Cappella Choir
A Cappella Choir
2016 November 10
1. Spirit, Moving Over Chaos David Ashley White
2. Organ Improvisation Samuel Gaskin
3. Hosanna to the Son of David Orlando Gibbons
4. Trinity Te Deum Eriks Ešenvalds
5. Lass dich nur nichts nicht dauren, Opus 30 Johannes Brahms
6. Magni cat, Magni cat and Nunc Dimitis William Walton
7. I Will Lift Mine Eyes Jake Runestad
8. Os justi Anton Bruckner
9. Praise to the Lord German Chorale
10. Way Over in Beulah Lan’ Traditional Spiritual
11. Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing melody from Wyeth’s Repository of Sacred Music
ChoralFest!: UNT Choral Ensembles
ChoralFest!: UNT Choral Ensembles
2016 October 4
1. Laudate pueri, Vesperae solennes de Confessore, K.… Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
2. Lizela Traditional Xhosa Song
3. The Pasture, Frostiana Randall Thompson
4. Loveliest of trees the cherry now, Songs of a Young… Richard Nance
5. Hymne à la Vierge Pierre Villette
6. Hail, Gladdening Light Charles Wood
7. from Five Hebrew Love Songs Eric Whitacre
8. Sing, Wearing the Sky Jake Runestad
9. I Will Lift Mine Eyes Jake Runestad
10. Way Over in Beulah Lan’ Traditional Spiritual
A Concert of Reflection-9/11
A Concert of Reflection-9/11
2016 September 11
1. Fanfare for the Common Man (1942) Aaron Copland
2. Improvisation (2016) Samuel Gaskin
3. Requiem (1985) John Rutter
A Cappella Choir
A Cappella Choir
2016 April 12
1. from The Lamentations of Jeremiah Thomas Tallis
2. from Two Motets, Opus 74 Johannes Brahms
3. Blessed are those who mourn Daniel Knaggs
4. And I saw a new heaven Edgar L. Bainton
5. Les Noces (Svadebka/The Wedding): Russian Choreographic… Igor Stravinsky
UNT Sounds of the Holidays
UNT Sounds of the Holidays
2015 December 3
1. O Come, All Ye Faithful John Fancis Wade
2. What Child Is This? William C. Dix
3. The First Noel Traditional English Carol
4. from A Ceremony of Carols Benjamin Britten
5. Toccata on Veni Emmanuel Andrew Carter
6. Candlelight Carol John Rutter
7. Betelehemu Via Olatunji
8. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing Felix Mendelssohn/Charles Wesley
9. from Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noël Francis Poulenc
10. from Gloria John Rutter
11. Silent Night Franz Gruber/Josef Mohr
A Cappella
A Cappella
2015 November 10
1. Agnus Dei Sven-David Sandström
2. Mass in Eb, “Cantus Missae,” Opus 109 Josef Gabriel Rheinberger
3. Nunc dimittis, Collegium Regale Herbert Howells
4. Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen Gustav Mahler
5. Liebeslieder Walzer, Opus 52 Johannes Brahms
Choralfest
Choralfest
2015 September 29
1. Incantations Michael McGlynn
2. Earth Song Frank Ticheli
3. Stabat Mater Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
4. Spiritual Ysaye M. Barnwell
5. Selig sind die Toten Heinrich Schütz
6. Christus Factus Est Anton Bruckner
7. Betelehemu Via Olatunji
8. The Pasture Randall Thompson
9. Meine Seele erhebt den Herren Heinrich Schütz
10. from Mass in E-flat Major, Cantus Missae, Opus 109 Josef Gabriel Rheinberger
A Cappella Choir
A Cappella Choir
2015 April 7
1. Ein Deutsches Requiem, Opus 45 - Selig sind die da… Johannes Brahms
2. Ein Deutsches Requiem, Opus 45 - Denn alles Fleisch… Johannes Brahms
3. Ein Deutsches Requiem, Opus 45 - Herr, lehre doch mich Johannes Brahms
4. Ein Deutsches Requiem, Opus 45 - Wie lieblich sind… Johannes Brahms
5. Ein Deutsches Requiem, Opus 45 - Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit Johannes Brahms
6. Ein Deutsches Requiem, Opus 45 - Denn wir haben hie… Johannes Brahms
7. Ein Deutsches Requiem, Opus 45 - Selig sind die Toten Johannes Brahms
A Cappella
A Cappella
2014 November 18
1. from Drei Psalmen, Opus 78 Felix Mendelssohn
2. I Am the Rose of Sharon Ivo Antognini
3. from Sunrise Mass Ola Gjeilo
4. from Tre Motetten, Opus 55 Carl Nielsen
5. from Sept chansons Francis Poulenc
6. from Il quarto libro dei madrigali à cinque voci Claudio Monteverdi
7. from Three Nocturnes Daniel Elder
8. Keep Your Splendid, Silent Sun Barlow Bradford
9. When You Wish Upon A Star, Pinocchio Leigh Harline/Ned Washington
10. The Yellow Rose of Texas Traditional Texas Minstrel Song
11. Loch Lomond Traditional Scottish Song
12. Canta! Guido López Gavilán
13. City Called Heaven Traditional Spiritual
14. Rock-a My Soul Traditional Spiritual
Choralfest
Choralfest
2014 September 30
1. Salva nos, Domine Jean Mouton
2. Chi dal delfino, La Pellegrina Secondo Intermedio Luca Marenzio
3. Sorida Traditional Zimbabwe Greeting
4. Flower of Beauty John Clements
5. Shenandoah Traditional American Folk Song
6. Adiemus, Songs of Sanctuary Karl Jenkins
7. La carpe Lionel Daunais
8. Exsultate, Jubilate Karl Jenkins
9. Media Vita Michael McGlynn
10. Awake My Soul, to Joyful Ways! Mack Wilberg
11. I Am the Rose of Sharon Ivo Antognini
12. Richte mich, Gott, Opus 78, No. 2 Felix Mendelssohn

Allen Hightower, current conductor.

The premier ensemble of the University of North Texas choral program, the 52-voice A Cappella Choir, led by Dr. Allen Hightower, director of choral studies, is selected by competitive audition from among the more than 1,500 music majors within the College of Music.

Founded in 1938 by Wilfred Bain, the choir has enjoyed a rich performance history including a three-month tour of Europe under the sponsorship of the US Department of State in 1966. The choir was featured on the closing concert of the 2005 American Choral Directors Association national convention in Los Angeles and on the 1999 national convention in Chicago, and has made numerous appearances at conventions of the Texas Music Educators Association.